Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

For [the report of] your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, and I want you to be wise toward what [is] good, but innocent toward what [is] evil.

New American Standard Bible

For the report of your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, but I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil.

King James Version

For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.

Holman Bible

The report of your obedience has reached everyone. Therefore I rejoice over you. But I want you to be wise about what is good, yet innocent about what is evil.

International Standard Version

For your obedience has become known to everyone, and I am full of joy for you. But I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.

A Conservative Version

For your obedience reached to all men. Therefore I rejoice over you, but I want you to be indeed wise in the good and pure in the evil.

American Standard Version

For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I rejoice therefore over you: but I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple unto that which is evil.

Amplified

For the report of your obedience has reached everyone, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil.

An Understandable Version

For everyone has heard about your obedience [to the truth], and [because of this], I am very happy over you. But I want you to be wise about what is good and innocent about what is evil.

Anderson New Testament

For your obedience has gone abroad to all men: I rejoice, therefore, on your account. But I desire you to be wise in respect to that which is good, and guileless in respect to that which is evil.

Bible in Basic English

For all have knowledge of how you do what you are ordered. For this reason I have joy in you, but it is my desire that you may be wise in what is good, and without knowledge of evil.

Common New Testament

For your obedience has become known to all, so I am full of joy over you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.

Daniel Mace New Testament

your christianity is very well known in the world. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you as expert in that which is good, as unpractis'd in what is evil.

Darby Translation

For your obedience has reached to all. I rejoice therefore as it regards you; but I wish you to be wise as to that which is good, and simple as to evil.

Godbey New Testament

For your obedience has come abroad unto all men: therefore I rejoice over you, and wish you to be wise in that which is good, and uncompromising towards that which is evil.

Goodspeed New Testament

Everyone has heard of your obedience, and I am very happy about you, but I want you to be wise about what is good and guileless about what is bad.

John Wesley New Testament

For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I rejoice therefore on your behalf; but I would have you wise with regard to that which is good, and simple with regard to that which is evil.

Julia Smith Translation

For your obedience has come to all. Therefore I rejoice for you: and I wish you truly to be wise to good, and pure to evil.

King James 2000

For your obedience is well known unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and innocent concerning evil.

Modern King James verseion

For your obedience reached to all. Therefore I am glad on your behalf, But I would have you truly wise as to good, and simple toward evil.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

for your obedience extendeth to all men. I am glad no doubt of you. But yet I would have you wise unto that which is good. And to be innocent as concerning evil.

Moffatt New Testament

Everyone has heard of your loyalty to the gospel; it makes me rejoice over you. Still, I want you to be experts in good and innocents in evil.

Montgomery New Testament

I say this, for the tidings of your obedience have been told throughout the world. On your own behalf, then, I rejoice; but I want you to be wise unto the good, but innocents in evil.

NET Bible

Your obedience is known to all and thus I rejoice over you. But I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil.

New Heart English Bible

For your obedience has become known to all. I rejoice therefore over you. But I desire to have you wise in that which is good, but innocent in that which is evil.

Noyes New Testament

For your obedience hath become known to all. Over you, then, I rejoice; but I would have you wise as to that which is good, and simple as to that which is evil.

Sawyer New Testament

For your obedience has come to all; I rejoice in you therefore, but I wish you to be wise for that which is good, and simple for evil.

The Emphasized Bible

For, your obedience, unto all hath reached, - over you, therefore, I rejoice! But I wish you - to be wise, indeed, as to that which is good, yet pure, as to that which is evil.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For your obedience is gone forth in report to all men. I rejoice therefore on your account: but I wish you to be wise indeed unto good, but harmless respecting evil.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Every one has heard of your ready obedience. It is true that I am very happy about you, but I want you to be well versed in all that is good, and innocent of all that is bad.

Webster

For your obedience is come abroad to all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise to that which is good, and simple concerning evil.

Weymouth New Testament

Your fidelity to the truth is everywhere known. I rejoice over you, therefore, but I wish you to be wise as to what is good, and simple-minded as to what is evil.

Williams New Testament

Yes, your obedience has been told to everybody; so I am delighted about you, but I want you to be wise about what is good and innocent about what is bad.

World English Bible

For your obedience has become known to all. I rejoice therefore over you. But I desire to have you wise in that which is good, but innocent in that which is evil.

Worrell New Testament

For your obedience reached unto all. I rejoice, therefore, over you; but I wish you to be wise as to that which is good, but simple as to evil.

Worsley New Testament

For your obedience is come to the knowledge of all: and therefore I rejoice on your account; but yet I would have you wise to that which is good, and simple as to that which is evil.

Youngs Literal Translation

for your obedience did reach to all; I rejoice, therefore, as regards you, and I wish you to be wise, indeed, as to the good, and harmless as to the evil;

Interlinear

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

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
ὑμῖν 
Humin 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 371
Usage: 293

ὑπακοή 
Hupakoe 
Usage: 15

ἀφικνέομαι 
Aphikneomai 
Usage: 1

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

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

men. I am glad
χαίρω 
Chairo 
Usage: 60

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

on
ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

but yet
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

you
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314

σοφός 
Sophos 
Usage: 19

G18
ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70

and
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ἀκέραιος 
Akeraios 
Usage: 2

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

Images Romans 16:19

Prayers for Romans 16:19

Context Readings

Concluding Exhortations

18 For such people do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own stomach, and by smooth speech and flattery they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting. 19 For [the report of] your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, and I want you to be wise toward what [is] good, but innocent toward what [is] evil. 20 And in a short time the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you.



Cross References

Matthew 10:16

"Behold, I am sending you out like sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.

Romans 1:8

First, I give thanks to my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being proclaimed in the whole world.

1 Corinthians 14:20

Brothers, do not become children in [your] understanding, but with respect to wickedness be as a child, and in [your] understanding be mature.

James 3:13-18

Who [is] wise and understanding among you? Let him show by his good behavior his works, with the humility of wisdom.

1 Kings 3:9-12

Give to your servant a listening heart to judge your people, to discern between good and bad, because who is able to judge this, your difficult people?"

Psalm 101:2

I will give attention to [the] way of integrity. When will you come to me? I will walk in the integrity of my heart in the midst of my house.

Isaiah 11:2-3

And the spirit of Yahweh shall rest on him-- a spirit of wisdom and understanding, a spirit of counsel and might, a spirit of knowledge and the fear of Yahweh.

Jeremiah 4:22

"For my people [are] foolish, they have not known me. They [are] foolish children, and they do not have insight. They [are] skillful at doing evil, and they do not know [how] to do good."

Luke 10:3

Go! Behold, I am sending you out like lambs in the midst of wolves!

Ephesians 1:15-18

Because of this I also, hearing of {your faith} in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,

Ephesians 5:17

Because of this do not become foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord [is].

Philippians 1:9

And this I pray: that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment,

Philippians 2:15

in order that you may become blameless and innocent, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine as stars in the world,

Colossians 1:3-9

We give thanks always to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ [when we] pray for you,

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another with all wisdom, with psalms, hymns, [and] spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God,

1 Thessalonians 1:2-3

We give thanks to God always concerning all of you, making mention constantly in our prayers,

1 Thessalonians 1:8-9

for from you the word of the Lord has sounded forth, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place your faith toward God has gone out, so that we have no need to say anything.

1 Thessalonians 3:6-10

But now, [because] Timothy has come to us from you and has brought good news to us of your faith and love, and that {you always think kindly of us}, desiring to see us just as also we [desire to see] you,

2 Timothy 3:15-17

and that from childhood you have known the holy writings that are able [to make] you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

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