Parallel Verses

King James 2000

You that say a man should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? you that abhor idols, do you commit sacrilege?

New American Standard Bible

You who say that one should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?

King James Version

Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?

Holman Bible

You who say, “You must not commit adultery”—do you commit adultery? You who detest idols, do you rob their temples?

International Standard Version

As you forbid adultery, do you commit adultery? As you abhor idols, do you rob temples?

A Conservative Version

Thou who say not to commit adultery, do thou commit adultery? Thou who abhor idols, do thou rob temples?

American Standard Version

thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou rob temples?

Amplified

You who say that one must not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who detest idols, do you rob [pagan] temples [of valuable idols and offerings]?

An Understandable Version

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].

Anderson New Testament

You who say that a man should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who detest idols, do you rob temples?

Bible in Basic English

You who say that a man may not be untrue to his wife, are you true to yours? you who are a hater of images, do you do wrong to the house of God?

Common New Testament

You who say that one must not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?

Daniel Mace New Testament

you who preach against stealing, do you steal? you who declaim against adultery, do you commit adultery? you who abhor idols, do you commit sacrilege?

Darby Translation

thou that sayest man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?

Godbey New Testament

do you, who say not to commit adultery, commit adultery? do you, who abominate idolatry, rob temples?

Goodspeed New Testament

Will you warn men against adultery, and yet practice it yourself? Will you pretend to detest idols, and yet rob their temples?

John Wesley New Testament

Thou that sayst, a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? Thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?

Julia Smith Translation

Speaking not to commit adultery, committest thou adultery? abhorring images, committest thou sacrilege?

Lexham Expanded Bible

The one who says not to commit adultery, do you commit adultery? The one who abhors idols, do you rob temples?

Modern King James verseion

The one saying not to commit adultery, do you commit adultery? The one detesting idols, do you rob temples?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thou sayest, a man should not commit adultery: and thou breakest wedlock.

Moffatt New Testament

You forbid adultery; do you commit adultery? You detest idols; do you rob temples?

Montgomery New Testament

You who keep saying that a man should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who hold idols in abhorrence, are you plundering their temples?

NET Bible

You who tell others not to commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?

New Heart English Bible

You who say that one should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?

Noyes New Testament

Dost thou who forbiddest to commit adultery, thyself commit adultery? Thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou rob temples?

Sawyer New Testament

You that command not to commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You that abhor idols, do you commit sacrilege?

The Emphasized Bible

That sayest - Do not commit adultery! Art thou, committing adultery? That abhorrest sacrilege, Art thou, robbing temples?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

thou that sayest, Do not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that holdest idols in abomination, dost thou commit sacrilege?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Do you forbid adultery, and yet commit adultery? Do you loathe idols, and yet plunder temples?

Webster

Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?

Weymouth New Testament

You who forbid adultery, do you commit adultery? You who loathe idols, do you plunder their temples?

Williams New Testament

You who warn men to stop committing adultery, do you practice it yourself? You who shrink in horror from idols, do you rob their temples?

World English Bible

You who say a man shouldn't commit adultery. Do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?

Worrell New Testament

You who say that one should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?

Worsley New Testament

Thou, that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? Thou, that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?

Youngs Literal Translation

thou who art preaching not to steal, dost thou steal? thou who art saying not to commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou who art abhorring the idols, dost thou rob temples?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

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

μοιχεύω 
Moicheuo 
Usage: 6

μοιχεύω 
Moicheuo 
Usage: 6

βδελύσσω 
Bdelusso 
Usage: 1

εἴδωλον 
Eidolon 
Usage: 11

Context Readings

God's Judgment And The Law

21 You therefore who teach another, can you not teach yourself? you that preach a man should not steal, do you steal? 22 You that say a man should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? you that abhor idols, do you commit sacrilege? 23 You that make your boast of the law, through breaking the law do you dishonor God?



Cross References

Malachi 3:8

Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed me. But you say, How have we robbed you? In tithes and offerings.

Acts 19:37

For you have brought here these men, who are neither robbers of temples, nor yet blasphemers of your goddess.

Jeremiah 5:7

How shall I pardon you for this? your children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses.

Jeremiah 7:9-10

Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom you know not;

Jeremiah 9:2

Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place for wayfaring men; that I might leave my people and go from them! For they are all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men.

Ezekiel 22:11

And one has committed abomination with his neighbor's wife; and another has lewdly defiled his daughter-in-law; and another in you has violated his sister, his father's daughter.

Malachi 1:8

And if you offer the blind for a sacrifice, is it not evil? and if you offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto your governor; will he be pleased with you, or accept your person? says the LORD of hosts.

Malachi 1:14

But cursed be the deceiver, who has in his flock a male, and vows, and sacrifices unto the Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, says the LORD of hosts, and my name is feared among the nations.

Matthew 12:39

But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah:

Matthew 16:4

A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah. And he left them, and departed.

Mark 11:17

And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but you have made it a den of thieves.

James 4:4

You adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

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