Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

Amplified

For I testify about them that they have a certain enthusiasm for God, but not in accordance with [correct and vital] knowledge [about Him and His purposes].

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.

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;

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! the delight of my own heart and my supplication God-ward in their behalf, are for salvation; 2 For I bear them witness that they have, a zeal for God, - but not according to correct knowledge; 3 For, not knowing God's righteousness and, their own, seeking to establish, unto the righteousness of God, have they not submitted;


Cross References

Acts 21:20

And, they, having heard, began glorifying God; and they said to him - Thou observest, brother, how many myriads there are among the Jews who have believed, and, all, are zealous for the law.

Proverbs 19:2

Surely, for the soul to be, without knowledge, is not good, and, he that hasteth with his feet, strayeth.

Romans 9:31-32

Whereas, Israel, though in pursuit of a law of righteousness, unto a law, have not attained.

Philippians 1:9

And, this, I pray - that, your love, may be, yet more and more, pre-eminent in personal knowledge and all perception,

2 Kings 10:16

and said - Do come with me, and see my jealousy for Yahweh. So he made him ride in his chariot.

Psalm 14:4

Are all the workers of iniquity, without knowledge? devouring my people as they devour food! Upon Yahweh, have they not called.

Acts 21:28

crying out - Israelites! be giving help! This, is the man who, against the people, and the law, and this place, is teaching, all men everywhere; furthermore, even Greeks, hath he brought into the temple, and hath profaned this holy place.

Acts 22:3

I, am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but nurtured in this city, at the feet of Gamaliel, - trained after the strictness of our ancestral law; being jealous for God just as, all ye, are this day;

Acts 22:22

And they hearkened unto him as far as this word, and lifted up their voice, saying - Away from the earth, with such a man as this, for it is not fit that he should live.

Acts 26:9-10

I, therefore, imagined to myself, that, against the name of Jesus the Nazarene, it was needful, many hostile things, to bring about, -

Romans 10:3

For, not knowing God's righteousness and, their own, seeking to establish, unto the righteousness of God, have they not submitted;

2 Corinthians 4:4

In whom, the god of this age, hath blinded the minds of the unbelieving, to the end they may not discern the radiance e of the glad-message of the glory of the Christ - who is the image of God.

2 Corinthians 4:6

Because, the God who said - Out of darkness, light shall shine! is he who hath shone in our hearts, in proportion to the radiance of the glorious knowledge of God, in the face of Christ.

2 Corinthians 8:3

That, according to power, I bear witness, and beyond power, of their own accord, they acted , -

Galatians 1:14

And was making advancement, in Judaism, above many contemporaries in my nation, being, surpassingly zealous, of my paternal instructions.

Galatians 4:15

Where, then, is the happiness ye accounted yours? For I bear you witness - that, if possible, your eyes, ye would have dug out, and given unto me.

Galatians 4:17-18

They shew a zeal for you, not honourably, but wish, to shut you out, in order that ye may be zealous for, them.

Philippians 3:6

Regarding zeal, persecuting the assembly, regarding the righteousness that is in law, having become blameless.

Colossians 4:13

For I bear him witness, that he hath great toil in behalf of you, and them in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.

Isaiah 27:1

In that day, will Yahweh With his sword - the hard and the great and the strong, Bring punishment Upon Leviathan, the fleeing serpent, And upon Leviathan, the crooked serpent, - And will slay the monster which is in the sea.

John 16:2

Excommunicants from the synagogue, will they make you; Nay! there cometh an hour, that, every one who killeth you, shall think to be rendering, divine service, unto God!

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