Parallel Verses

Amplified

I bear them witness that they have a [certain] zeal and enthusiasm for God, but it is not enlightened and according to [correct and vital] knowledge.

New American Standard Bible

For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge.

King James Version

For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

Holman Bible

I can testify about them that they have zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

International Standard Version

For I can testify on their behalf that they have a zeal for God, but it is not in keeping with full knowledge.

A Conservative Version

For I testify to them that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

American Standard Version

For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

An Understandable Version

For I can testify that they have an enthusiasm for God, but it is without [true] knowledge.

Anderson New Testament

For I testify for them, that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

Bible in Basic English

For I give witness of them that they have a strong desire for God, but not with knowledge.

Common New Testament

For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but it is not according to knowledge.

Daniel Mace New Testament

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

Darby Translation

For I bear them witness that they have zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

Godbey New Testament

For I testify to them, that they have a zeal of God, but not according to perfect knowledge;

Goodspeed New Testament

I can testify to their sincere devotion to God, but it is not an intelligent devotion.

John Wesley New Testament

For I bear them record, that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For I give testimony that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

Julia Smith Translation

For I testify for them that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

King James 2000

For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

Modern King James verseion

For I bear record to them that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For I bear them record, that they have a fervent mind to Godward, but not according to knowledge.

Moffatt New Testament

I can vouch for their zeal for God; only, it is not zeal with knowledge.

Montgomery New Testament

For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, only it is a zeal without knowledge.

NET Bible

For I can testify that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not in line with the truth.

New Heart English Bible

For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

Noyes New Testament

For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

Sawyer New Testament

For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God but not according to knowledge;

The Emphasized Bible

For I bear them witness that they have, a zeal for God, - but not according to correct knowledge;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For I am a witness for them, that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

Twentieth Century New Testament

I can testify that they are zealous for the honor of God; but they are not guided by true insight,

Webster

For I bear them testimony that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

Weymouth New Testament

For I bear witness that they possess an enthusiasm for God, but it is an unenlightened enthusiasm.

Williams New Testament

For I can testify that they are zealous for God, but they are not intelligently so.

World English Bible

For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

Worrell New Testament

For I testify for them, that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge;

Worsley New Testament

For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

Youngs Literal Translation

for I bear them testimony that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge,

Interlinear

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

I bear
μαρτυρέω 
Martureo 
Usage: 58


Usage: 0

μαρτυρέω 
Martureo 
Usage: 58

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

a zeal
ζῆλος 
Zelos 
Usage: 17

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

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

κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

References

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

The Righteousness Of God Through Faith In Christ

1 Brethren, [with all] my heart's desire and goodwill for [Israel], I long and pray to God that they may be saved. 2 I bear them witness that they have a [certain] zeal and enthusiasm for God, but it is not enlightened and according to [correct and vital] knowledge. 3 For being ignorant of the righteousness that God ascribes [which makes one acceptable to Him in word, thought, and deed] and seeking to establish a righteousness (a means of salvation) of their own, they did not obey or submit themselves to God's righteousness.


Cross References

Acts 21:20

And upon hearing it, they adored and exalted and praised and thanked God. And they said to [Paul], You see, brother, how many thousands of believers there are among the Jews, and all of them are enthusiastic upholders of the [Mosaic] Law.

Proverbs 19:2

Desire without knowledge is not good, and to be overhasty is to sin and miss the mark.

Romans 9:31-32

Whereas Israel, though ever in pursuit of a law [for the securing] of righteousness (right standing with God), actually did not succeed in fulfilling the Law.

Philippians 1:9

And this I pray: that your love may abound yet more and more and extend to its fullest development in knowledge and all keen insight [that your love may display itself in greater depth of acquaintance and more comprehensive discernment],

2 Kings 10:16

And he said, Come with me and see my zeal for the Lord. So they made [the Rechabite] ride in Jehu's chariot.

Psalm 14:4

Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up my people as they eat bread and who do not call on the Lord?

Acts 21:28

Shouting, Men of Israel, help! [Help!] This is the man who is teaching everybody everywhere against the people and the Law and this place! Moreover, he has also [actually] brought Greeks into the temple; he has desecrated and polluted this holy place!

Acts 22:3

I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia but reared in this city. At the feet of Gamaliel I was educated according to the strictest care in the Law of our fathers, being ardent [even a zealot] for God, as all of you are today.

Acts 22:22

Up to the moment that Paul made this last statement, the people listened to him; but now they raised their voices and shouted, Away with such a fellow from the earth! He is not fit to live!

Acts 26:9-10

I myself indeed was [once] persuaded that it was my duty to do many things contrary to and in defiance of the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

Romans 10:3

For being ignorant of the righteousness that God ascribes [which makes one acceptable to Him in word, thought, and deed] and seeking to establish a righteousness (a means of salvation) of their own, they did not obey or submit themselves to God's righteousness.

2 Corinthians 4:4

For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers' minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the Image and Likeness of God.

2 Corinthians 4:6

For God Who said, Let light shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts so as [to beam forth] the Light for the illumination of the knowledge of the majesty and glory of God [as it is manifest in the Person and is revealed] in the face of Jesus Christ (the Messiah).

2 Corinthians 8:3

For, as I can bear witness, [they gave] according to their ability, yes, and beyond their ability; and [they did it] voluntarily,

Galatians 1:14

And [you have heard how] I outstripped many of the men of my own generation among the people of my race in [my advancement in study and observance of the laws of] Judaism, so extremely enthusiastic and zealous I was for the traditions of my ancestors.

Galatians 4:15

What has become of that blessed enjoyment and satisfaction and self-congratulation that once was yours [in what I taught you and in your regard for me]? For I bear you witness that you would have torn out your own eyes and have given them to me [to replace mine], if that were possible.

Galatians 4:17-18

These men [the Judaizing teachers] are zealously trying to dazzle you [paying court to you, making much of you], but their purpose is not honorable or worthy or for any good. What they want to do is to isolate you [from us who oppose them], so that they may win you over to their side and get you to court their favor.

Philippians 3:6

As to my zeal, I was a persecutor of the church, and by the Law's standard of righteousness (supposed justice, uprightness, and right standing with God) I was proven to be blameless and no fault was found with me.

Colossians 4:13

For I bear him testimony that he has labored hard in your behalf and for [the believers] in Laodicea and those in Hierapolis.

Isaiah 27:1

In that day [the Lord will deliver Israel from her enemies and also from the rebel powers of evil and darkness] His sharp and unrelenting, great, and strong sword will visit and punish Leviathan the swiftly fleeing serpent, Leviathan the twisting and winding serpent; and He will slay the monster that is in the sea.

John 16:2

They will put you out of (expel you from) the synagogues; but an hour is coming when whoever kills you will think and claim that he has offered service to God.

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