Parallel Verses

Amplified

For whatever was thus written in former days was written for our instruction, that by [our steadfast and patient] endurance and the encouragement [drawn] from the Scriptures we might hold fast to and cherish hope.

New American Standard Bible

For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

King James Version

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

Holman Bible

For whatever was written before was written for our instruction, so that through our endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we may have hope.

International Standard Version

For everything that was written long ago was written to instruct us, so that we might have hope through the endurance and encouragement that the Scriptures give us.

A Conservative Version

For as many things as were written previously were written for our learning, so that through perseverance and through the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.

American Standard Version

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that through patience and through comfort of the scriptures we might have hope.

An Understandable Version

For whatever things were written previously [i.e., in the Old Testament], were intended for us to learn from, so that we could have hope [i.e., in the face of difficult times] through remaining steadfast, and through the encouragement [received] from reading the Scriptures.

Anderson New Testament

For the things which were formerly written, were written for our instruction, that we, through the patience and the comfort which the scriptures give, might have hope.

Bible in Basic English

Now those things which were put down in writing before our time were for our learning, so that through quiet waiting and through the comfort of the holy Writings we might have hope.

Common New Testament

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through perseverance and the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.

Daniel Mace New Testament

now whatever was heretofore writ, was writ for our instruction; that we through patience and the comfortable promises of the scriptures might have hope.

Darby Translation

For as many things as have been written before have been written for our instruction, that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.

Godbey New Testament

For so many things as were previously written were written for our instruction, in order that through the patience and through the consolation of the scriptures we may have hope.

Goodspeed New Testament

For everything that was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that by being steadfast and through the encouragement the Scriptures give, we might hold our hope fast.

John Wesley New Testament

For whatsoever things were written aforetime, were written for our instruction, that we, through patience and consolation of the scriptures, may have hope.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For the things that were written beforehand were written for our instruction that we, through patient endurance and through the comfort of the scriptures, might have hope.

Julia Smith Translation

For whatever before was written before are for our instruction was before written that by patience and consolation able of the writings we might have hope.

King James 2000

For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For whatever was written beforehand was written for our instruction, in order that through patient endurance and through the encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope.

Modern King James verseion

For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, so that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whatsoever things are written aforetime, are written for our learning: that we, through patience and comfort of the scripture, might have hope.

Montgomery New Testament

For everything that was written of old has been written for our instruction, that through patience, and through the comfort of the Scriptures, we might have hope.

NET Bible

For everything that was written in former times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope.

New Heart English Bible

For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that through patience and through encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Noyes New Testament

For whatever things were written aforetime, were written for our instruction; that we through the patience and the consolation of the Scriptures might have hope.

Sawyer New Testament

For those things which were written before were written for our instruction, that through patience and the consolation of the Scriptures we may have hope.

The Emphasized Bible

Whatsoever things, in fact, were written aforetime, allfor our own instruction were written, - in order that, through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures, we might have their hope.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For whatsoever things were written aforetime, were written for our instruction; that by patience and the consolation of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Whatever was written in the Scriptures in days gone by was written for our instruction, so that, through patient endurance, and through the encouragement drawn from the Scriptures, we might hold fast to our hope.

Webster

For whatever things were written formerly, were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

Weymouth New Testament

For all that was written of old has been written for our instruction, so that we may always have hope through the power of endurance and the encouragement which the Scriptures afford.

Williams New Testament

For everything that was written in the earlier times was written for our instruction, so that by our patient endurance and through the encouragement the Scriptures bring we might continuously cherish our hope.

World English Bible

For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that through patience and through encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Worrell New Testament

For whatsoever things were written in former times were written for our instruction, that we through patience and through consolation of the Scriptures may have hope.

Worsley New Testament

For whatever things were written heretofore, were written for our instruction; that we through patience and the consolation of the scriptures might have hope.

Youngs Literal Translation

for, as many things as were written before, for our instruction were written before, that through the endurance, and the exhortation of the Writings, we might have the hope.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

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

ὅσος 
Hosos 
Usage: 76

for
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

our
ἡμέτερος 
hemeteros 
Usage: 9

διδασκαλία 
Didaskalia 
Usage: 19

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

we
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

ὑπομονή 
Hupomone 
Usage: 26

and

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

παράκλησις 
Paraklesis 
Usage: 28

of the scriptures
γραφή 
Graphe 
Usage: 37

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

Devotionals

Devotionals about Romans 15:4

References

Hastings

Images Romans 15:4

Context Readings

Accept One Another According To Christ's Example

3 For Christ did not please Himself [gave no thought to His own interests]; but, as it is written, The reproaches and abuses of those who reproached and abused you fell on Me. 4 For whatever was thus written in former days was written for our instruction, that by [our steadfast and patient] endurance and the encouragement [drawn] from the Scriptures we might hold fast to and cherish hope. 5 Now may the God Who gives the power of patient endurance (steadfastness) and Who supplies encouragement, grant you to live in such mutual harmony and such full sympathy with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,



Cross References

Romans 4:23-24

But [the words], It was credited to him, were written not for his sake alone,

Psalm 119:81-83

My soul languishes and grows faint for Your salvation, but I hope in Your word.

Romans 5:3-5

Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance.

Romans 8:24-25

For in [this] hope we were saved. But hope [the object of] which is seen is not hope. For how can one hope for what he already sees?

Romans 12:12

Rejoice and exult in hope; be steadfast and patient in suffering and tribulation; be constant in prayer.

1 Corinthians 9:9-10

For in the Law of Moses it is written, You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the corn. Is it [only] for oxen that God cares?

1 Corinthians 10:11

Now these things befell them by way of a figure [as an example and warning to us]; they were written to admonish and fit us for right action by good instruction, we in whose days the ages have reached their climax (their consummation and concluding period).

2 Timothy 3:16-17

Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God's will in thought, purpose, and action),

Hebrews 6:10-19

For God is not unrighteous to forget or overlook your labor and the love which you have shown for His name's sake in ministering to the needs of the saints (His own consecrated people), as you still do.

Hebrews 10:35-36

Do not, therefore, fling away your fearless confidence, for it carries a great and glorious compensation of reward.

James 5:7-11

So be patient, brethren, [as you wait] till the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits expectantly for the precious harvest from the land. [See how] he keeps up his patient [vigil] over it until it receives the early and late rains.

1 Peter 1:13

So brace up your minds; be sober (circumspect, morally alert); set your hope wholly and unchangeably on the grace (divine favor) that is coming to you when Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is revealed.

2 Peter 1:20-21

[Yet] first [you must] understand this, that no prophecy of Scripture is [a matter] of any personal or private or special interpretation (loosening, solving).

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