Parallel Verses

Daniel Mace New Testament

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

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;

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, my hearty desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they may be saved. 2 for I bear them witness, that they have a zeal for God, but not guided by true knowledge. 3 because being ignorant of the justice which is of God, and going about to establish a justification of their own, they have not submitted themselves to that which is of God.


Cross References

Acts 21:20

upon hearing this, they gave glory to God: and thus address'd Paul, you see, brother, how many thousand believing Jews there are, all however zealous for the law.

Acts 21:20

upon hearing this, they gave glory to God: and thus address'd Paul, you see, brother, how many thousand believing Jews there are, all however zealous for the law.

Romans 9:31-32

but Israel, who followed the law of justice, hath not attained to the law of justice.

Philippians 1:9

and the favour I ask of him is this, that your kindness to me may be crown'd with farther improvements in knowledge and all prudence;

Philippians 1:9

and the favour I ask of him is this, that your kindness to me may be crown'd with farther improvements in knowledge and all prudence;

Philippians 1:9

and the favour I ask of him is this, that your kindness to me may be crown'd with farther improvements in knowledge and all prudence;

Acts 21:28

bawling out, "men of Israel, help: this is the man that every where inveighs upon all occasions against the people, against the law, and against this place, where they have brought Greeks too to profane this holy place."

Acts 22:3

then he said, I am a Jew, a native of Tarsus in Cilicia, but had my education in this city: at the feet of Gamaliel I was instructed in the law, and in the exact decisions of our fathers, and was as religiously zealous as you are at this time.

Acts 22:22

Till that word, the Jews had given their attention, but then they broke out into a full cry, "out of the world with such a fellow: for it is not fit he should live."

Acts 26:9-10

I myself too once thought myself oblig'd strenuously to oppose the professors of Jesus the Nazarene, as I actually did at Jerusalem,

Romans 10:3

because being ignorant of the justice which is of God, and going about to establish a justification of their own, they have not submitted themselves to that which is of God.

2 Corinthians 4:4

to those unbelievers, whose minds the God of this world has so blinded, that the glorious lustre of the gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, does not enlighten them.

2 Corinthians 4:6

for God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to enlighten others in the knowledge of the glory of God, which shines in the person of Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 8:3

(I bear them witness) yea, and beyond their power:

Galatians 1:14

and that I made a greater proficiency in Judaism than many my contemporaries of my own nation, being an extraordinary zealot for the traditions of my forefathers.

Galatians 4:15

what benedictions did you then pour out upon me! for I bear you witness, that, had it been practicable, you would have pulled out your very eyes, and given them to me.

Galatians 4:17-18

they court your affection, but not in a fair way; for they design to exclude me, that you might have the greater esteem for them.

Philippians 3:6

if zeal is to be regarded, I persecuted the church; if the integrity prescrib'd by the law, I am without reproach;

Colossians 4:13

the whole will of God. for I can witness for him, that he is ardently concern'd for you, and the christians of Laodicea,

Colossians 4:13

the whole will of God. for I can witness for him, that he is ardently concern'd for you, and the christians of Laodicea,

John 16:2

they shall expel you out of the synagogues: yea, the time is coming, when it will be thought an agreeable sacrifice to God for any one to take away your lives.

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