Parallel Verses

Montgomery New Testament

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

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 Brothers, the longing of my heart and my prayer to God is for my countrymen, that they may be saved. 2 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, only it is a zeal without knowledge. 3 For because they were ignorant of God's righteousness, and sought to establish their own righteousness, they did not submit themselves to the righteousness of God.


Cross References

Acts 21:20

And they, when they heard it, glorified God, and said to him. "You see, brother, how many thousands there are among the Jews, of those who have believed, and they are all zealous for the Law.

Acts 21:20

And they, when they heard it, glorified God, and said to him. "You see, brother, how many thousands there are among the Jews, of those who have believed, and they are all zealous for the Law.

Romans 9:31-32

But that the descendants of Israel, who were in pursuit of a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law?

Philippians 1:9

And it is my prayer that your love may abound yet more and more in intelligence and insight

Philippians 1:9

And it is my prayer that your love may abound yet more and more in intelligence and insight

Philippians 1:9

And it is my prayer that your love may abound yet more and more in intelligence and insight

Acts 21:28

"Men of Israel, help! This is the man who goes everywhere preaching to everybody against the people, and the Law, and this place. And he has actually brought Gentiles even into the temple, and has desecrated the holy place."

Acts 22:3

"I am a Jew," he said, "born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, taught according to the strict manner of the Law of our forefathers, ardent for God, even as you all are this day.

Acts 22:22

Until they heard this last statement, the people were listening to Paul, but now they roared out. "Away with such a fellow from the earth! He is not fit to live!"

Acts 26:9-10

"I indeed once thought with myself that I ought to do many things against the name of Jesus, the Nazarene.

Romans 10:3

For because they were ignorant of God's righteousness, and sought to establish their own righteousness, they did not submit themselves to the righteousness of God.

2 Corinthians 4:4

Among them the god of this age has blinded the understanding of the unbelieving so that the sunshine of the gospel of God, should not dawn upon them.

2 Corinthians 4:6

For God who said, "Out of darkness light shall shine," is he who has shone in my heart, that the sunrise of the knowledge of God may shine forth in the face of Christ.

2 Corinthians 8:3

For I can testify that according to their ability, and even beyond their ability, of their own free will, too, they have given help.

Galatians 1:14

and how in my zeal for Judaism I outstripped many of my own age and nation, in my special zeal for the traditions of my forefathers.

Galatians 4:15

Why then did you account yourselves so happy? (For I bear you witness that if you could you would have torn out your own eyes and given them to me.)

Galatians 4:17-18

These men are courting your favor to no good purpose. They want to isolate you, so that you will be courting their favor.

Philippians 3:6

as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to the righteousness which comes through law, blameless.

Colossians 4:13

For I can testify to his deep interest in you and in those in Laodicea and Hierapolis.

Colossians 4:13

For I can testify to his deep interest in you and in those in Laodicea and Hierapolis.

John 16:2

"They will excommunicate you from their synagogues; indeed the time is coming when any one who kills you will suppose that he is doing God's service.

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