Parallel Verses

Godbey New Testament

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

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;

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, indeed the desire of my heart and my prayer to God in their behalf, is for their salvation. 2 For I testify to them, that they have a zeal of God, but not according to perfect knowledge; 3 for being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they have not submitted to the righteousness of God.


Cross References

Romans 9:31-32

but Israel, following after the law, did not attain unto the law of righteousness.

Philippians 1:9

And I pray this, that your divine love may yet more and more abound in perfect knowledge and all understanding;

Philippians 1:9

And I pray this, that your divine love may yet more and more abound in perfect knowledge and all understanding;

Philippians 1:9

And I pray this, that your divine love may yet more and more abound in perfect knowledge and all understanding;

Philippians 1:9

And I pray this, that your divine love may yet more and more abound in perfect knowledge and all understanding;

Acts 22:3

And he says, I am Jewish man, having been born in Tarsus of Cilicia, having been brought up in this city, educated at the feet of Gamaliel according to the accuracy of patristic law, being a zealot of God, as you all are this day;

Acts 22:22

And they continued to hear him until this word, and lifted up their voice, saying, Take away such a one from the earth: for it is not appropriate for him to live.

Acts 26:9-10

Moreover indeed, I thought to myself that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus the Nazarene:

Romans 10:3

for being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they have not submitted to the righteousness of God.

2 Corinthians 4:4

in whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of those who believe not, in order that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, may not shine on them.

2 Corinthians 4:6

Because God is the one, having said; Out of the darkness the light shall shine, which shone in our hearts, to the enlightenment of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

2 Corinthians 8:3

Because I witness, that according to their ability, and beyond their ability they were anxious,

Galatians 1:14

and I was prominent in Judaism above many comrades in my race, being exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.

Galatians 1:14

and I was prominent in Judaism above many comrades in my race, being exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.

Galatians 1:14-18

and I was prominent in Judaism above many comrades in my race, being exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.

Philippians 3:6

in reference to zeal, persecuting the church, according to righteousness which was in the law being blameless.

Colossians 4:13

For I testify to him, that he always has much solicitude for you, and those who are in Laodicea, and those who are in Hierapolis.

Colossians 4:13

For I testify to him, that he always has much solicitude for you, and those who are in Laodicea, and those who are in Hierapolis.

John 16:2

They will put you out of the synagogues: but the hour is coming, that every one killing you may think he is offering service to God.

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