Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

"Look out for deceiving prophets, who approach you wearing sheep's clothing, but who are [actually] starving wolves in their hearts.

New American Standard Bible

“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.

King James Version

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Holman Bible

“Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravaging wolves.

International Standard Version

"Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are savage wolves.

A Conservative Version

But beware of FALSE prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are predatory wolves.

American Standard Version

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.

Amplified

“Beware of the false prophets, [teachers] who come to you dressed as sheep [appearing gentle and innocent], but inwardly are ravenous wolves.

Anderson New Testament

But beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but within are ravenous wolves.

Bible in Basic English

Be on the watch for false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inside they are cruel wolves.

Common New Testament

"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Beware of false prophets, who to outward appearance are sheep, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.

Darby Translation

But beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but within are ravening wolves.

Godbey New Testament

But beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are rapacious wolves.

Goodspeed New Testament

"Beware of the false prophets, who come to you disguised as sheep but are ravenous wolves underneath.

John Wesley New Testament

But beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheeps clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.

Julia Smith Translation

And hold from false prophets which come in to you in sheep's dresses, but within they are rapacious wolves.

King James 2000

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inside are ravenous wolves.

Modern King James verseion

Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Moffatt New Testament

Beware of false prophets; they come to you with the garb of sheep but at heart they are ravenous wolves.

Montgomery New Testament

"Beware of the false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing, but within they are ravening wolves.

NET Bible

"Watch out for false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are voracious wolves.

New Heart English Bible

"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.

Noyes New Testament

Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheeps clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.

Sawyer New Testament

But beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but within they are rapacious wolves.

The Emphasized Bible

Beware of false prophets, who come unto you in clothing of sheep, - while, within, they are ravening wolves.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Take heed then of false prophets, who come to you in the garb of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Beware of false Teachers--men who come to you in the guise of sheep, but at heart they are ravenous wolves.

Webster

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Weymouth New Testament

"Beware of the false teachers--men who come to you in sheep's fleeces, but beneath that disguise they are ravenous wolves.

Williams New Testament

"Look out for false prophets, who come to you under the guise of sheep, but inside they are devouring wolves.

World English Bible

"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.

Worrell New Testament

"Beware of false prophets, who, indeed, come to you in sheep's clothing, but within are ravening wolves.

Worsley New Testament

And beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheeps clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.

Youngs Literal Translation

'But, take heed of the false prophets, who come unto you in sheep's clothing, and inwardly are ravening wolves.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
προσέχω 
Prosecho 
Usage: 15

of
ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

ψευδοπροφήτης 
Pseudoprophetes 
Usage: 6

ὅστις ἥτις ὅ6τι 
hostis 
Usage: 112

ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

to
πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

you
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314

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

πρόβατον 
Probaton 
Usage: 9

ἔνδυμα 
Enduma 
Usage: 2

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ἔσωθεν 
Esothen 
Usage: 4

εἰσί 
Eisi 
are, be, were, have, not tr,
Usage: 97

ἅρπαξ 
Harpax 
Usage: 3

Context Readings

The Sermon On The Mount: Recognizing False Prophets

14 But the door that is narrow and the road that is restricted lead to [spiritual] life and [only] a few people will find them. 15 "Look out for deceiving prophets, who approach you wearing sheep's clothing, but who are [actually] starving wolves in their hearts. 16 You can recognize them by their fruit [i.e., by what their lives produce]. Do people harvest grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistle weeds?


Cross References

1 John 4:1

Loved ones, do not believe [the message of] every spirit [i.e., every person claiming to be a teacher], but test the spirits [i.e., require proof that they and their message are genuine] to see whether they represent God [or not], because many false prophets have begun circulating throughout the world.

Colossians 2:8

Pay attention so that no one takes you [spiritually] captive through his philosophy and empty deception based on human tradition, according to the principles of the world and not according to Christ.

Colossians 2:8-3

Pay attention so that no one takes you [spiritually] captive through his philosophy and empty deception based on human tradition, according to the principles of the world and not according to Christ.

Matthew 24:11

And many false prophets will appear and will lead many people away [from the truth].

2 Peter 2:1-3

But just as there were false prophets among the people before, there will also be false teachers among you [Christians]. They will privately teach harmful doctrines that destroy people [spiritually], by even denying [that Jesus is] the Master, [and thereby] destroying themselves quickly.

Luke 6:26

It is too bad for you people when everyone speaks well about you, because the forefathers said the same thing about the false prophets.

Revelation 19:20

But the beast was captured, along with the false prophet [See 16:13], who performed [supernatural] signs in his presence. [He had performed these signs] to deceive those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his statue. [See 13:15-16]. The beast and the false prophet were both thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur.

Revelation 19:20-16

But the beast was captured, along with the false prophet [See 16:13], who performed [supernatural] signs in his presence. [He had performed these signs] to deceive those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his statue. [See 13:15-16]. The beast and the false prophet were both thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur.

Revelation 19:20-16

But the beast was captured, along with the false prophet [See 16:13], who performed [supernatural] signs in his presence. [He had performed these signs] to deceive those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his statue. [See 13:15-16]. The beast and the false prophet were both thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur.

Revelation 19:20-16

But the beast was captured, along with the false prophet [See 16:13], who performed [supernatural] signs in his presence. [He had performed these signs] to deceive those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his statue. [See 13:15-16]. The beast and the false prophet were both thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur.

Revelation 19:20-17

But the beast was captured, along with the false prophet [See 16:13], who performed [supernatural] signs in his presence. [He had performed these signs] to deceive those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his statue. [See 13:15-16]. The beast and the false prophet were both thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur.

Revelation 19:20

But the beast was captured, along with the false prophet [See 16:13], who performed [supernatural] signs in his presence. [He had performed these signs] to deceive those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his statue. [See 13:15-16]. The beast and the false prophet were both thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur.

Revelation 19:20

But the beast was captured, along with the false prophet [See 16:13], who performed [supernatural] signs in his presence. [He had performed these signs] to deceive those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his statue. [See 13:15-16]. The beast and the false prophet were both thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur.

Revelation 19:20

But the beast was captured, along with the false prophet [See 16:13], who performed [supernatural] signs in his presence. [He had performed these signs] to deceive those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his statue. [See 13:15-16]. The beast and the false prophet were both thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur.

Revelation 19:20

But the beast was captured, along with the false prophet [See 16:13], who performed [supernatural] signs in his presence. [He had performed these signs] to deceive those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his statue. [See 13:15-16]. The beast and the false prophet were both thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur.

Revelation 19:20

But the beast was captured, along with the false prophet [See 16:13], who performed [supernatural] signs in his presence. [He had performed these signs] to deceive those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his statue. [See 13:15-16]. The beast and the false prophet were both thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur.

Revelation 19:20

But the beast was captured, along with the false prophet [See 16:13], who performed [supernatural] signs in his presence. [He had performed these signs] to deceive those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his statue. [See 13:15-16]. The beast and the false prophet were both thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur.

Revelation 19:20-7

But the beast was captured, along with the false prophet [See 16:13], who performed [supernatural] signs in his presence. [He had performed these signs] to deceive those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his statue. [See 13:15-16]. The beast and the false prophet were both thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur.

Revelation 19:20

But the beast was captured, along with the false prophet [See 16:13], who performed [supernatural] signs in his presence. [He had performed these signs] to deceive those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his statue. [See 13:15-16]. The beast and the false prophet were both thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur.

Revelation 19:20-4

But the beast was captured, along with the false prophet [See 16:13], who performed [supernatural] signs in his presence. [He had performed these signs] to deceive those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his statue. [See 13:15-16]. The beast and the false prophet were both thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur.

Revelation 19:20

But the beast was captured, along with the false prophet [See 16:13], who performed [supernatural] signs in his presence. [He had performed these signs] to deceive those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his statue. [See 13:15-16]. The beast and the false prophet were both thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur.

Matthew 10:17

But, watch out for people, for they will turn you over to the [Jewish] councils [for judgment] and will have you flogged in their synagogues.

Matthew 16:6

Jesus said to them, "Pay attention and watch out for the leavening [effect] of the Pharisees and Sadducees."

Matthew 16:11

How is it that you do not understand that I was not speaking to you about [physical] bread? But [rather I meant] watch out for the yeast [i.e., the influence] of the Pharisees and Sadducees."

Matthew 24:4-5

And Jesus answered them, "Pay attention so that no one leads you astray [from the truth].

Matthew 24:24-25

For false Christs and false prophets will appear and they will perform great [miraculous] signs and [supernatural] wonders in order to lead astray even the elect [i.e., God's people], if possible.

Mark 12:38-40

In His teaching Jesus said, "Look out for the experts in the law of Moses, who like to walk around in long [flowing] robes and to receive special greetings at the open shopping markets

Mark 13:22-23

For false Christs and false prophets will appear and they will perform [miraculous] signs and [supernatural] wonders in order to lead astray [even] the elect, if possible.

Luke 12:15

And [then] He said to them, "Be careful and guard yourselves against [practicing] all forms of greed, for a person's life does not consist of having a lot of possessions."

John 10:12

The person who is [only] a hired hand, and not the shepherd, [and] who does not own the sheep [himself], sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away. So, the wolf attacks the flock and scatters [the sheep].

Acts 13:40

Beware that what was spoken by the prophets does not happen to you:

Acts 20:29-31

[Because] I know that after I am gone [from here] there will be vicious wolves [i.e., ravaging false teachers] who will come in among you, and they will not spare the flock [i.e., the congregation].

Romans 16:17-18

Now I urge you, brothers, watch out for those who are causing divisions and occasions for falling [away from God over matters] contrary to the teaching you have learned, and withdraw from them [i.e., stop listening to their false teaching].

2 Corinthians 11:13-15

For such men are false apostles; they are deceitful workers, who disguise themselves as [true] apostles of Christ.

Galatians 2:4

For [certain] false brothers, who were secretly brought in to observe us practicing our liberty in Christ Jesus [i.e., by not having Titus circumcised], attempted to place us [back] under the bondage [of Mosaic law keeping].

Ephesians 4:14

Then we will no longer be [spiritual] babies, tossed back and forth [by waves], and blown around by every wind of [false] teaching, [deceived] by the clever trickery of people using deceptive schemes.

Ephesians 5:6

Do not let anyone deceive you with empty words, for because of such things, the wrath of God will fall upon people who are disobedient [to Him].

Philippians 3:2

Watch out for the "dogs!" [Note: "Dogs" were viewed with disgust by the ancient Jews (Deut. 23:18; II Kings 8:13; Rev. 22:15), so the term is used here derogatorily for Jewish Christians who were trying to impose on the church the requirements of the law of Moses]. Watch out for the evil workers! Watch out for those who mutilate the body meaninglessly! [Note: Paul here alludes, in a derogatory wordplay, to the Jewish practice of circumcision].

1 Timothy 4:1-3

Now the Holy Spirit specifically says that in later times [Note: "Later times" in the New Testament usually refers to the period following the first coming of Christ and the establishment of the church], some people will fall away from the faith [i.e., the true teaching of Christianity]. They will pay attention to deceitful spirits [i.e., lying people] and the teaching of evil spirits.

2 Timothy 3:5-9

[These people] maintain an appearance of being godly, but they have denied its power; [you should] turn away from such people.

2 Timothy 3:13

But evil people and impostors will go from bad to worse [in their behavior], deceiving people and being deceived by them.

2 Timothy 4:3

For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound teaching, but will assemble to themselves teachers who will satisfy what their "itching ears" want to hear.

2 Peter 2:18-19

[Although] their talk is big, what they say is worthless, and by [offering people] fleshly desires [i.e., sexual gratification], they lead people astray, who are barely escaping from the error of the world.

2 Peter 3:17

Therefore, dearly loved ones, since you know about these things ahead of time, be on your guard so that you are not led astray by the error of lawless people, and [thus] fall from your own stability [i.e., your safe or secure position in Christ].

Jude 1:4

For certain men have secretly infiltrated [your ranks]; they are men who had been written about long ago that they should be judged [and condemned] for perverting the unearned favor of our God into [a license for] living unrestrained, indecent lives, and who deny [the identity and work of] our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Revelation 13:11-17

Then I saw another [i.e., a second] beast coming up from the earth. He had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.

Revelation 16:13

And I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs; [one was] coming out of the mouth of the dragon, [one] out of the mouth of the beast, and [one] out of the mouth of the false prophet.

Revelation 17:6

And I saw that the woman was drunk on the blood of God's holy people and on the blood of those [who were killed] witnessing about Jesus. And when I saw her I was greatly amazed.

Revelation 17:6-11

And I saw that the woman was drunk on the blood of God's holy people and on the blood of those [who were killed] witnessing about Jesus. And when I saw her I was greatly amazed.

Acts 13:6

When they had traveled across the whole island they came to Paphos [a town on the island of Cyprus]; [there] they met a certain magician named Bar-Jesus, who was a Jewish false prophet.

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