Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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.

Goodspeed New Testament

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

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 greet only your brothers, what are you doing out of the ordinary?Don’t even the Gentiles do the same? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.


Cross References

Leviticus 19:2

“Speak to the entire Israelite community and tell them: Be holy because I, Yahweh your God, am holy.

Colossians 1:28

We proclaim Him, warning and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.

Genesis 17:1

When Abram was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to him, saying, “I am God Almighty. Live in My presence and be blameless.

Deuteronomy 18:13

You must be blameless before the Lord your God.

Luke 6:36

Be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.

2 Corinthians 7:1

Therefore, dear friends, since we have such promises, let us cleanse ourselves from every impurity of the flesh and spirit, completing our sanctification in the fear of God.

Philippians 3:12-15

Not that I have already reached the goal or am already fully mature, but I make every effort to take hold of it because I also have been taken hold of by Christ Jesus.

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, who is one of you, a slave of Christ Jesus, greets you. He is always contending for you in his prayers, so that you can stand mature and fully assured in everything God wills.

James 1:4

But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.

1 Peter 1:15-16

But as the One who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct;

Leviticus 11:44

For I am Yahweh your God, so you must consecrate yourselves and be holy because I am holy. You must not defile yourselves by any swarming creature that crawls on the ground.

Leviticus 20:26

You are to be holy to Me because I, Yahweh, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be Mine.

Job 1:1-3

There was a man in the country of Uz named Job. He was a man of perfect integrity, who feared God and turned away from evil.

Psalm 37:37

Watch the blameless and observe the upright,
for the man of peace will have a future.

Matthew 5:16

In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:45

so that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. For He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

Luke 6:40

A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.

2 Corinthians 13:9

In fact, we rejoice when we are weak and you are strong. We also pray that you become fully mature.

2 Corinthians 13:11

Finally, brothers, rejoice. Become mature, be encouraged, be of the same mind,(A) be at peace,(B) and the God of love(C) and peace will be with you.

Ephesians 5:1-2

Therefore, be imitators of God, as dearly loved children.

1 John 3:3

And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself just as He is pure.

Ephesians 3:1

For this reason, I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles—

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