Parallel Verses

Daniel Mace New Testament

for I declare to you, that except your righteousness shall exceed that of the Scribes and Pharisees, ye shall not enter into the heavenly kingdom.

New American Standard Bible

“For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

King James Version

For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Holman Bible

For I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

International Standard Version

because I tell you, unless your righteousness greatly exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom from heaven!"

A Conservative Version

For I say to you, that unless your righteousness abounds more than of the scholars and Pharisees, ye will, no, not enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

American Standard Version

For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Amplified

“For I say to you that unless your righteousness (uprightness, moral essence) is more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

An Understandable Version

For I say to you people, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven unless what you do that is right excels what the experts in the law of Moses and the Pharisees [i.e., a strict sect of the Jewish religion] do that is right.

Anderson New Testament

For I say to you, That, unless your righteousness excel that of the scribes and Pharisees, you can by no means enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Bible in Basic English

For I say to you, If your righteousness is not greater than the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never go into the kingdom of heaven.

Common New Testament

For I tell you, that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.

Darby Translation

For I say unto you, that unless your righteousness surpass that of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

Godbey New Testament

For I say unto you, that if your righteousness may not abound more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you can not enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

Goodspeed New Testament

For I tell you that unless your uprightness is far superior to that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never even enter the Kingdom of Heaven!

John Wesley New Testament

For I say to you, That unless your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Julia Smith Translation

For I say to you, That except your justice abound more than the scribes and Pharisees, ye should not come into the kingdom of the heavens.

King James 2000

For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For I say to you that unless your righteousness greatly surpasses [that] of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Modern King James verseion

For I say to you that unless your righteousness shall exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall in no case enter into the kingdom of Heaven.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For I say unto you, Except your righteousness exceed the righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees, ye cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Moffatt New Testament

For I tell you, unless your goodness excels that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never get into the Realm of heaven.

Montgomery New Testament

"For I assure you that unless your righteousness exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not find entrance into the kingdom of heaven.

NET Bible

For I tell you, unless your righteousness goes beyond that of the experts in the law and the Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

New Heart English Bible

For I tell you that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, there is no way you will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.

Noyes New Testament

For I say to you, Unless your righteousness shall exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees, ye will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Sawyer New Testament

For I tell you, that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall by no means enter into the kingdom of heaven.

The Emphasized Bible

For I say unto you, that, unless your righteousness exceed that of the Scribes and Pharisees, in nowise, may ye enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For I say unto you, That except your righteousness abounds more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Indeed I tell you that, unless your religion is above that of the Teachers of the Law, and Pharisees, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

Webster

For I say to you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Weymouth New Testament

For I assure you that unless your righteousness greatly surpasses that of the Scribes and the Pharisees, you will certainly not find entrance into the Kingdom of the Heavens.

Williams New Testament

For I tell you that unless your righteousness far surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never get into the kingdom of heaven at all.

World English Bible

For I tell you that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, there is no way you will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.

Worrell New Testament

For I say to you that, unless your righteousness shall exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.

Worsley New Testament

For I tell you, that unless your righteousness exceed that of the scribes and pharisees, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Youngs Literal Translation

'For I say to you, that if your righteousness may not abound above that of the scribes and Pharisees, ye may not enter to the reign of the heavens.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

I say
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

δικαιοσύνη 
Dikaiosune 
Usage: 83

περισσεύω 
Perisseuo 
Usage: 31

the righteousness of the scribes
γραμματεύς 
Grammateus 
Usage: 49

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

Φαρισαῖος 
Pharisaios 
Usage: 80

ye shall
εἰσέρχομαι 
Eiserchomai 
enter, go, come in, go in, enter in, come, arise
Usage: 120

in no
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

εἰσέρχομαι 
Eiserchomai 
enter, go, come in, go in, enter in, come, arise
Usage: 120

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

the kingdom
βασιλεία 
Basileia 
Usage: 54

Devotionals

Devotionals about Matthew 5:20

Images Matthew 5:20

Prayers for Matthew 5:20

Context Readings

The Sermon On The Mount: The Law And The Prophets Fulfilled

19 whoever therefore shall break any commandment, tho' of the least importance, and shall teach men so to do, shall not have the least admittance into the kingdom of the Messias: but whoever shall do and teach them, he shall be great in the kingdom of the Messias. 20 for I declare to you, that except your righteousness shall exceed that of the Scribes and Pharisees, ye shall not enter into the heavenly kingdom. 21 Ye have heard that it has been said to the antients, "Thou shalt not kill: and whosoever shall kill, shall be punish'd by the tribunal."


Cross References

Hebrews 12:14

seek peace with all men, and sanctity of life, without which no man shall see the Lord:

Romans 10:2-3

for I bear them witness, that they have a zeal for God, but not guided by true knowledge.

Philippians 3:9

and be his true disciple, not professing that justification, which is derived from the law, but that which is from the gospel,

Matthew 3:10

the ax is already laid to the root of the trees: every tree then which does not produce good fruit, will be hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Matthew 7:21

Not every one that says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but only they who do the will of my Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 18:5

and whoever shall receive one that is like such a child, in my name, receiveth me.

Matthew 23:2-5

said, the Scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses's chair.

Matthew 23:23-28

wo unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, who pay tithe of mint, anise, and cummin, but neglect those more important matters of the law, justice, mercy, and fidelity: these were the things ye ought to have practis'd, without neglecting however the other matters.

Mark 10:15

I declare unto you, he that shall pretend to be admitted into the kingdom of God, and has not the temper of a little child, shall not enter therein.

Mark 10:25

it is easier for a cable to pass thro' the eye of a needle, than for such a rich man to enter into the divine kingdom.

Luke 11:39-40

upon which the Lord said to him, you Pharisees won't leave any filth upon the outside of a cup or a platter: while your consciences are abandon'd to rapine, and sensuality.

Luke 11:44

wo unto you: for you resemble subterraneous monuments, which men walk over, without perceiving them.

Luke 12:1

In the mean time thousands of people being gather'd about him, so as to trample upon one another, he first address'd himself thus to his disciples, beware of the corrupt doctrine of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

Luke 16:14-15

The Pharisees too, who were noted for avarice, heard all this discourse, and treated him with derision.

Luke 18:10-14

two men went to the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, the other a Publican.

Luke 18:17

I declare unto you, he that does not come with the disposition of a child shall not enter into the kingdom of God.

Luke 18:24-25

Jesus perceiving him so very dejected, said, how difficult is it for those, who have riches, to enter into the kingdom of God!

Luke 20:46-47

beware of the Scribes, who are fond of appearing in their long robes, affect to be saluted in publick, to have the upper hand in the synagogues, and at all entertainments.

John 3:3-5

Jesus answered him, I declare unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Romans 9:30-32

What shall we hence conclude? that the Gentiles who sought not after justice, have obtained justice, even to that which is by faith:

2 Corinthians 5:17

therefore, if any man be a christian, he is in a new creation: the old state of things is chang'd to one entirely new.

Revelation 21:27

and nothing that is impure, no one that is guilty of any abomination, or a lye, shall ever enter there: but they alone who are written in the lamb's book of life.

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