Parallel Verses

Goodspeed New Testament

So you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is.

New American Standard Bible

"Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

King James Version

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Holman Bible

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

International Standard Version

So be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect."

A Conservative Version

Ye therefore shall be perfect, even as your Father in the heavens is perfect.

American Standard Version

Ye therefore shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Amplified

You, therefore, must be perfect [growing into complete maturity of godliness in mind and character, having reached the proper height of virtue and integrity], as your heavenly Father is perfect.

An Understandable Version

Therefore, you must [attempt to] be complete, just as your heavenly Father is [already] complete.

Anderson New Testament

Be you therefore perfect, as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.

Bible in Basic English

Be then complete in righteousness, even as your Father in heaven is complete.

Common New Testament

You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Daniel Mace New Testament

be ye therefore perfect, even as your father who is in heaven is perfect.

Darby Translation

Be ye therefore perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Godbey New Testament

Therefore ye shall be perfect, as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.

John Wesley New Testament

Therefore ye shall be perfect, as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father who is in the heavens is perfect.

Julia Smith Translation

Therefore, be ye perfected, as your Father which is in the heavens is perfected.

King James 2000

Be you therefore perfect, even as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore you be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Modern King James verseion

Therefore be perfect, even as your Father in Heaven is perfect.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Ye shall therefore be perfect even as your father which is in heaven is perfect.

Moffatt New Testament

You must be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Montgomery New Testament

"You then must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect."

NET Bible

So then, be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore you shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Noyes New Testament

Be ye therefore perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Sawyer New Testament

Be therefore perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

The Emphasized Bible

Ye, therefore, shall become, perfect: as, your heavenly Father, is perfect.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Be ye therefore perfect, as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.

Twentieth Century New Testament

You, then, must become perfect--as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Webster

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.

Weymouth New Testament

You however are to be complete in goodness, as your Heavenly Father is complete.

Williams New Testament

So you, my followers, ought to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is."

World English Bible

Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

Worrell New Testament

Ye, therefore, shall be perfect, as your Heavenly Father is perfect."

Worsley New Testament

Be ye therefore perfect in love and goodness, as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.

Youngs Literal Translation

ye shall therefore be perfect, as your Father who is in the heavens is perfect.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Be
ἔσομαι 
Esomai 
shall be, will be, be, shall have, shall come to pass, shall, not tr,
Usage: 83

ye
ὑμείς 
Humeis 
ye, ye yourselves, you, not tr
Usage: 120

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

τέλειος 
Teleios 
Usage: 16

even as
ὥσπερ 
Hosper 
as, even as, like as
Usage: 24

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

πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

which is

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

οὐρανός 
Ouranos 
Usage: 156

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

Devotionals

Devotionals about Matthew 5:48

Devotionals containing Matthew 5:48

Images Matthew 5:48

Prayers for Matthew 5:48

Context Readings

The Sermon On The Mount: Love For Enemies

47 And if you are polite to your brothers and no one else, what is there remarkable in that? Do not the very heathen do that? 48  So you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is.


Cross References

Colossians 1:28

And in spreading the news of him, we warn everyone and teach everyone all our wisdom, in order to bring everyone to Christian perfection.

Colossians 1:28

And in spreading the news of him, we warn everyone and teach everyone all our wisdom, in order to bring everyone to Christian perfection.

Colossians 1:28

And in spreading the news of him, we warn everyone and teach everyone all our wisdom, in order to bring everyone to Christian perfection.

Luke 6:36

You must be merciful, just as your Father is.

2 Corinthians 7:1

So since we have promises like these, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves of everything that can defile body or spirit, and by reverence for God make our consecration complete.

Philippians 3:12-15

Not that I have secured it yet, or already reached perfection, but I am pressing on to see if I can capture it, because I have been captured by Jesus Christ.

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, one of your own number, a slave of Christ Jesus, wishes to be remembered to you. He is always standing up for you in his prayers that you may stand fast, like men of mature convictions, whatever God's will for you may be.

James 1:4

and steadfastness must have full play, so that you may be fully and perfectly developed without any defects.

1 Peter 1:15-16

but like the holy Being who has called you, you must also prove holy in all your conduct,

1 Peter 1:15

but like the holy Being who has called you, you must also prove holy in all your conduct,

1 Peter 1:15

but like the holy Being who has called you, you must also prove holy in all your conduct,

1 Peter 1:15-3

but like the holy Being who has called you, you must also prove holy in all your conduct,

1 Peter 1:15

but like the holy Being who has called you, you must also prove holy in all your conduct,

Matthew 5:16

Your light must burn in that way among men so that they will see the good you do, and praise your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:45

so that you may show yourselves true sons of your Father in heaven, for he makes his sun rise on bad and good alike, and makes the rain fall on the upright and the wrongdoers.

Luke 6:40

A pupil is not better than his teacher, but every pupil when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.

2 Corinthians 13:9

I am glad to be weak, if you are strong! That is what I pray for??he perfecting of your characters.

2 Corinthians 13:11

Now brothers, goodbye! Be what you ought to be, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace, and God the source of love and peace will be with you.

Ephesians 5:1-2

So follow God's example, like his dear children,

1 John 3:3

And everyone who possesses this hope in him tries to make himself as pure as he is.

Ephesians 3:1

This is why I, Paul, whom Jesus the Christ has made a prisoner for the sake of you heathen??2 if at least you have heard how I dealt with the mercy of God that was given me for you,

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