Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

and knowest the will, and discerningly approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;

New American Standard Bible

and know His will and approve the things that are essential, being instructed out of the Law,

King James Version

And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;

Holman Bible

know His will, and approve the things that are superior, being instructed from the law,

International Standard Version

and know his will, and approve of what is best because you have been instructed in the Law;

A Conservative Version

and know his will, and approve the things that are significant, being instructed out of the law.

American Standard Version

and knowest his will, and approvest the things that are excellent, being instructed out of the law,

Amplified

and [if you claim to] know His will and approve the things that are essential or have a sense of what is excellent, based on your instruction from the Law,

An Understandable Version

if you know His will and have been taught by the law of Moses to [evaluate and] give approval to what is best;

Anderson New Testament

and know his will, and approve what is excellent, being instructed by the law:

Bible in Basic English

And have knowledge of his desires, and are a judge of the things which are different, having the learning of the law,

Common New Testament

and know his will and approve of what is excellent, because you are instructed in the law,

Daniel Mace New Testament

you know the divine will, and what is contrary thereto, having been educated in the law:

Godbey New Testament

and know his will, and approve the things which are excellent, being taught by the law;

Goodspeed New Testament

and can understand his will, and from hearing the Law read can tell what is right,

John Wesley New Testament

and gloriest in God, And knowest his will, and discernest the things that differ, being instructed out of the law:

Julia Smith Translation

And knowest the will, and triest things differing, being sounded out of the law;

King James 2000

And know his will, and approve the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;

Lexham Expanded Bible

and know his will and approve the things that are superior, [because you] are instructed by the law,

Modern King James verseion

and know His will and approve the things excelling, being instructed out of the Law;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and knowest his will, and hast experience of good and bad, in that thou art informed by the law:

Moffatt New Testament

understanding his will, and with a sense of what is vital in religion; if you are instructed by the Law

Montgomery New Testament

and know his will, and can test the things that differ; if you are instructed out of the Law,

NET Bible

and know his will and approve the superior things because you receive instruction from the law,

New Heart English Bible

and know his will, and approve the things that are excellent, being instructed out of the law,

Noyes New Testament

and knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the Law;

Sawyer New Testament

and know his will, and approve of things which are excellent, being instructed by the law,

The Emphasized Bible

And art taking note of his will, and testing the things that differ - when receiving oral instruction out of the law,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and knowest the will of God, and bringest to the test the things that are different, being instructed out of the law;

Twentieth Century New Testament

And, having been carefully instructed from the Law, have learned to appreciate the finer moral distinctions.

Webster

And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law,

Weymouth New Testament

and know the supreme will, and can test things that differ--being a man who receives instruction from the Law--

Williams New Testament

and understand His will, and by being instructed in the law can know the things that excel,

World English Bible

and know his will, and approve the things that are excellent, being instructed out of the law,

Worrell New Testament

and understand His will, and approve the things that are excellent, being instructed out of the law,

Worsley New Testament

and knowest his will, and approvest things that are excellent, being instructed out of the law,

Youngs Literal Translation

and dost know the will, and dost approve the distinctions, being instructed out of the law,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

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

γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

his will
θέλημα 
thelema 
will, desire, pleasure
Usage: 45

and

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

δοκιμάζω 
Dokimazo 
Usage: 20

διαφέρω 
Diaphero 
Usage: 8

κατηχέω 
Katecheo 
Usage: 8

out of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Romans 2:18

Context Readings

God's Judgment And The Law

17 But if thou art named a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast in God, 18 and knowest the will, and discerningly approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law; 19 and hast confidence that thou thyself art a leader of the blind, a light of those who are in darkness,



Cross References

Philippians 1:10

that ye may judge of and approve the things that are more excellent, in order that ye may be pure and without offence for Christ's day,

Deuteronomy 4:8

And what great nation is there that hath righteous statutes and ordinances, as all this law which I set before you this day?

Nehemiah 9:13-14

And thou camest down on mount Sinai, and didst speak with them from the heavens, and gavest them right judgments and true laws, good statutes and commandments.

Psalm 19:8

The precepts of Jehovah are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of Jehovah is pure, enlightening the eyes;

Psalm 119:98-100

Thy commandments make me wiser than mine enemies; for they are ever with me.

Psalm 119:104-105

From thy precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false path.

Psalm 119:130

The entrance of thy words giveth light, giving understanding unto the simple.

Psalm 147:19-20

He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.

Proverbs 6:23

For the commandment is a lamp, and the teaching a light, and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Luke 12:47

But that bondman who knew his own lord's will, and had not prepared himself nor done his will, shall be beaten with many stripes;

John 13:17

If ye know these things, blessed are ye if ye do them.

Romans 15:4

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.

1 Corinthians 8:1-2

But concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know, (for we all have knowledge: knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.

1 Thessalonians 5:21

but prove all things, hold fast the right;

2 Timothy 3:15-17

and that from a child thou hast known the sacred letters, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 5:14

but solid food belongs to full-grown men, who, on account of habit, have their senses exercised for distinguishing both good and evil.

James 4:17

To him therefore who knows how to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.

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