Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

since you teach other people [all of this], why do you not teach yourselves [these things]? You preach that a person should not steal, [but] do you steal?

New American Standard Bible

you, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach that one shall not steal, do you steal?

King James Version

Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?

Holman Bible

you then, who teach another, don’t you teach yourself? You who preach, “You must not steal”—do you steal?

International Standard Version

as you teach others, do you fail to teach yourself? As you preach against stealing, do you steal?

A Conservative Version

thou therefore who teach another, do thou not teach thyself? Thou who preach not to steal, do thou steal?

American Standard Version

thou therefore that teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?

Amplified

well then, you who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal [in ways that are discrete, but just as sinful]?

Anderson New Testament

you, then, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach that a man should not steal, do you steal?

Bible in Basic English

You who give teaching to others, do you give it to yourself? you who say that a man may not take what is not his, do you take what is not yours?

Common New Testament

you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal?

Daniel Mace New Testament

you therefore who instruct others don't you instruct yourself?

Darby Translation

thou then that teachest another, dost thou not teach thyself? thou that preachest not to steal, dost thou steal?

Godbey New Testament

therefore do not you who teach another teach yourself? do you, who preach not to steal, steal?

John Wesley New Testament

Thou therefore that teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? Thou that proclaimest, a man should not steal, dost thou steal?

Julia Smith Translation

Therefore teaching another, teachest thou not thyself proclaiming not to steal, stealest thou?

King James 2000

You therefore who teach another, can you not teach yourself? you that preach a man should not steal, do you steal?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore, the one who teaches someone else, do you not teach yourself? The one who preaches not to steal, do you steal?

Modern King James verseion

Therefore the one teaching another, do you not teach yourself? The one preaching not to steal, do you steal?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But thou which teachest another, teachest not thyself. Thou preachest, a man should not steal: and yet thou stealest.

Montgomery New Testament

You who are preaching that a man should not steal, do you practise theft?

NET Bible

therefore you who teach someone else, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal?

New Heart English Bible

You therefore who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal?

Noyes New Testament

dost thou then who teachest another, not teach thyself? Thou who proclaimest that others should not steal, dost thou steal?

Sawyer New Testament

you that teach another, do you not teach yourself? You that preach not to steal, do you steal?

The Emphasized Bible

Thou, therefore, that art teaching someone else, thyself, art thou not teaching? Thou that proclaimest - Do not steal! Art thou, stealing?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Thou therefore who teachest another, dost thou not teach thyself? thou that proclaimest aloud that a man should not steal, dost thou steal?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Why, then, you teacher of others, do not you teach yourself? Do you preach against stealing, and yet steal?

Webster

Thou therefore who teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?

Weymouth New Testament

you then who teach your fellow man, do you refuse to teach yourself? You who cry out against stealing, are you yourself a thief?

Williams New Testament

you who teach others, do you not teach yourself too? You who preach that men should not steal, do you steal yourself?

World English Bible

You therefore who teach another, don't you teach yourself? You who preach that a man shouldn't steal, do you steal?

Worrell New Testament

you, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach that men should not steal, do you steal?

Worsley New Testament

Thou then, who teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? Thou, that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?

Youngs Literal Translation

Thou, then, who art teaching another, thyself dost thou not teach?

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

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

διδάσκω 
Didasko 
Usage: 82

ἕτερος 
heteros 
Usage: 76

teachest thou
διδάσκω 
Didasko 
Usage: 82

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

σεαυτοῦ σεαυτῷ σεαυτόν σαυτοῦ σαυτῷ σα
Seautou 
Usage: 31

κηρύσσω 
Kerusso 
Usage: 49

a man should not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

κλέπτω 
Klepto 
Usage: 7

Devotionals

Devotionals about Romans 2:21

Images Romans 2:21

Prayers for Romans 2:21

Context Readings

God's Judgment And The Law

20 if you are instructors of the ignorant, and teachers of babies [i.e., immature people] and possess in the law of Moses the [correct] form of knowledge and truth --- 21 since you teach other people [all of this], why do you not teach yourselves [these things]? You preach that a person should not steal, [but] do you steal? 22 You say that a person should not commit adultery [i.e., sexual unfaithfulness to their mate], [but] do you commit adultery? You [claim to] hate idols, [but] do you rob [their] temples? [Note: It is difficult to determine how the Jews were doing this. Perhaps they were guilty of the "spirit" of idolatry by devoting their efforts and affections to material things instead of to God].



Cross References

Matthew 21:13

And He said to them, "It is written [Isa. 56:7], 'My house [i.e., the Temple] will be called a house for prayer', but [Jer. 7:11 says], 'You have made it a hideout for thieves.'"

Matthew 23:3-28

Therefore, observe and practice everything they urge upon you, but do not follow their example [of living] because they say [the right things] but do not do them.

Luke 4:23

And He replied to them, "No doubt you will tell me this proverb, 'Doctor, heal yourself,' and 'Perform [the miracles] here in your own home town also that we heard you did in Capernaum.'"

Luke 11:46

And He replied them, "It is too bad for you teachers of the law of Moses also! For you heap heavy responsibilities on people, which are difficult to bear, while you do not even lift a finger to bear them yourselves.

Luke 12:47

And that slave who knew what his master wanted, but did not make preparations [i.e., for his master's return], or do what his master wanted, will be whipped with many lashes.

Luke 19:22

The gentleman replied to him, 'I will judge you [based] on what you [yourself] have [just] said, you evil slave. [Since] you knew that I am a hard man to deal with, picking up [and keeping] something I had not laid down, and harvesting a crop I had not planted,

1 Corinthians 9:27

But I work out and get my body in shape [i.e., spiritually], so that after preaching to other people, I myself do not become disqualified [i.e., for winning the prize from God. See verse 24].

Galatians 6:13

For not even those who practice circumcision comply with [the requirements of] the law of Moses, yet they want you to be circumcised so they can take credit for this physical evidence [of your compliance with the law of Moses].

Titus 2:1-7

But you should speak those things which agree with sound teaching:

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