Parallel Verses

World English Bible

For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men.

New American Standard Bible

For he who in this way serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.

King James Version

For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

Holman Bible

Whoever serves Christ in this way is acceptable to God and approved by men.

International Standard Version

For the person who serves the Messiah in this way is pleasing to God and approved by people.

A Conservative Version

For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God, and approved by men.

American Standard Version

For he that herein serveth Christ is well-pleasing to God, and approved of men.

Amplified

He who serves Christ in this way is acceptable and pleasing to God and is approved by men.

An Understandable Version

For the person who serves Christ with these qualities is very pleasing to God and wins the approval of people.

Anderson New Testament

For he who serves the Christ in these things is acceptable to God, and approved by men.

Bible in Basic English

And he who in these things is Christ's servant, is pleasing to God and has the approval of men.

Common New Testament

he who serves Christ in this way is acceptable to God and approved by men.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for he that thus pays his allegiance to Christ, is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

Darby Translation

For he that in this serves the Christ is acceptable to God and approved of men.

Godbey New Testament

For in this the one serving Christ is acceptable to God, and approved unto men.

Goodspeed New Testament

Whoever serves Christ in that way pleases God and gains the approval of men.

John Wesley New Testament

And he that in these serveth Christ, is acceptable to God, and approved by men.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For he that in these things serves the Christ is well pleasing unto God and approved of men.

Julia Smith Translation

For he in these serving Christ, pleasing to God, and acceptable to men.

King James 2000

For he that in these things serves Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For the one who serves Christ in this [way] [is] well-pleasing to God and approved by people.

Modern King James verseion

For he who serves Christ in these things is well-pleasing to God, and approved by men.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For whosoever in these things serveth Christ, pleaseth well God: and is commended of men.

Moffatt New Testament

he who serves Christ on these lines, is acceptable to God and esteemed by men.

Montgomery New Testament

Those who are slaving for Christ devotedly in these ways, are well pleasing to God and highly commended by man.

NET Bible

For the one who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by people.

New Heart English Bible

For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men.

Noyes New Testament

for he who in this matter serveth Christ is wellpleasing to God, and approved by men.

Sawyer New Testament

for he that in this serves Christ is well pleasing to God and approved by men.

The Emphasized Bible

For, he that in this doeth service unto the Christ, is acceptable unto God, and approved unto men.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For he who in these things is the servant of Christ, is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

Twentieth Century New Testament

He who serves the Christ in this way pleases God, and wins the approval of his fellow men.

Webster

For he that in these things serveth Christ, is acceptable to God, and approved by men.

Weymouth New Testament

and whoever in this way devotedly serves Christ, God takes pleasure in him, and men highly commend him.

Williams New Testament

whoever in this way continues serving Christ is well-pleasing to God and approved by men.

Worrell New Testament

For he that in these things serves Christ, is well-pleasing to God, and approved by men.

Worsley New Testament

that in these serveth Christ, is acceptable to God, and approved by men.

Youngs Literal Translation

for he who in these things is serving the Christ, is acceptable to God and approved of men.

Interlinear

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

he that
δουλεύω 
Douleuo 
serve, be in bondage, do service
Usage: 20

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

τούτοις 
Toutois 
Usage: 17

δουλεύω 
Douleuo 
serve, be in bondage, do service
Usage: 20

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

εὐάρεστος 
Euarestos 
Usage: 9

to God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

δόκιμος 
Dokimos 
Usage: 7

References

Context Readings

Do Not Pass Judgment On One Another

17 for the Kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men. 19 So then, let us follow after things which make for peace, and things by which we may build one another up.



Cross References

2 Corinthians 8:21

Having regard for honorable things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

Romans 16:18

For those who are such don't serve our Lord, Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by their smooth and flattering speech, they deceive the hearts of the innocent.

Genesis 4:7

If you do well, will it not be lifted up? If you don't do well, sin crouches at the door. Its desire is for you, but you are to rule over it."

Ecclesiastes 9:7

Go your way -- eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God has already accepted your works.

Mark 13:34

"It is like a man, traveling to another country, having left his house, and given authority to his servants, and to each one his work, and also commanded the doorkeeper to keep watch.

John 12:26

If anyone serves me, let him follow me. Where I am, there will my servant also be. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.

Acts 10:35

but in every nation he who fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him.

Romans 6:22

But now, being made free from sin, and having become servants of God, you have your fruit of sanctification, and the result of eternal life.

Romans 12:1-2

Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service.

Romans 12:11

not lagging in diligence; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

Romans 14:4

Who are you who judge another's servant? To his own lord he stands or falls. Yes, he will be made to stand, for God has power to make him stand.

1 Corinthians 7:22

For he who was called in the Lord being a bondservant is the Lord's free man. Likewise he who was called being free is Christ's bondservant.

2 Corinthians 4:2

But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by the manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 5:11

Knowing therefore the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are revealed to God; and I hope that we are revealed also in your consciences.

2 Corinthians 6:4

but in everything commending ourselves, as servants of God, in great endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses,

Galatians 6:15-16

For in Christ Jesus neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.

Philippians 4:18

But I have all things, and abound. I am filled, having received from Epaphroditus the things that came from you, a sweet-smelling fragrance, an acceptable and well-pleasing sacrifice to God.

Colossians 3:24

knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.

1 Thessalonians 1:3-4

remembering without ceasing your work of faith and labor of love and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father.

1 Timothy 2:3

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior;

1 Timothy 5:4

But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them learn first to show piety towards their own family, and to repay their parents, for this is acceptable in the sight of God.

Titus 2:11-14

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,

James 2:18-26

Yes, a man will say, "You have faith, and I have works." Show me your faith without works, and I by my works will show you my faith.

1 Peter 2:5

You also, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 2:20

For what glory is it if, when you sin, you patiently endure beating? But if, when you do well, you patiently endure suffering, this is commendable with God.

1 Peter 3:16

having a good conscience; that, while you are spoken against as evildoers, they may be disappointed who curse your good way of life in Christ.

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