Parallel Verses

Williams New Testament

So you, my followers, ought 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, will be perfect [growing into spiritual maturity both in mind and character, actively integrating godly values into your daily life], 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.

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.

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 say 'Good morning' to your brothers only, what more than others are you doing? 48  So you, my followers, ought to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is."


Cross References

Colossians 1:28

We are proclaiming Him, warning everyone and teaching everyone with ample wisdom, in order to present to God everyone mature through union with Christ.

Colossians 1:28

We are proclaiming Him, warning everyone and teaching everyone with ample wisdom, in order to present to God everyone mature through union with Christ.

Colossians 1:28

We are proclaiming Him, warning everyone and teaching everyone with ample wisdom, in order to present to God everyone mature through union with Christ.

Luke 6:36

Continue to be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

2 Corinthians 7:1

So, since we have such promises as these, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that defiles our bodies and spirits, and in reverence to God carry on our consecration to completeness.

Philippians 3:12-15

It is not a fact that I have already secured it or already reached perfection, but I am pressing on to see if I can capture it, the ideal for which I was captured by Christ Jesus.

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, one of your own number, a slave of Christ Jesus, wishes to be remembered to you. He is always earnestly pleading for you in his prayers that you may stand fast as men mature and of firm convictions in everything required by the will of God.

James 1:4

but you must let your endurance come to its perfect product, so that you may be fully developed and perfectly equipped, without any defects.

1 Peter 1:15-16

but in accordance with the Holy Being who has called you, you must prove to be holy too,

1 Peter 1:15

but in accordance with the Holy Being who has called you, you must prove to be holy too,

1 Peter 1:15

but in accordance with the Holy Being who has called you, you must prove to be holy too,

1 Peter 1:15-3

but in accordance with the Holy Being who has called you, you must prove to be holy too,

1 Peter 1:15

but in accordance with the Holy Being who has called you, you must prove to be holy too,

Matthew 5:16

Let your light shine before people in such a way that they may see your good deeds, and praise your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:45

to prove that you are sons of your Father in heaven, for He makes His sun rise on bad as well as good people, and makes the rain come down on doers of right and of wrong alike.

Luke 6:40

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

2 Corinthians 13:9

I am glad to be consciously weak, if you are really strong. This is my continual prayer, the perfecting of your characters.

2 Corinthians 13:11

Finally, brothers, goodbye! Practice the perfecting of your characters, keep listening to my appeals, continue thinking in harmony and living in peace, and the loving, peace-giving God will be with you.

Ephesians 5:1-2

So you must keep on following God's example, as dearly loved children of His,

1 John 3:3

And everyone who has this hope in him tries to make himself as pure as He is.

Ephesians 3:1

This is why I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of the heathen --

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