Parallel Verses

Goodspeed New Testament

Have our people learn to make it their business to do good, so as to meet these pressing demands and not live unfruitful lives.

New American Standard Bible

Our people must also learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful.

King James Version

And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.

Holman Bible

And our people must also learn to devote themselves to good works for cases of urgent need, so that they will not be unfruitful.

International Standard Version

Our own people should also learn to make good deeds a priority when urgent needs arise, so they won't be unproductive.

A Conservative Version

And also let our men learn to be in the lead of good works for the essential needs, so that they may not be unfruitful.

American Standard Version

And let our people also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.

Amplified

Our people must learn to do good deeds to meet necessary demands [whatever the occasion may require], so that they will not be unproductive.

An Understandable Version

Our people [i.e., the Christians there on Crete] also should learn to practice good deeds for meeting pressing needs, so that they can be productive [in the Lord's work].

Anderson New Testament

Let our people also learn to practice good works for necessary uses, that they may not be unfruitful.

Bible in Basic English

And let our people go on with good works for necessary purposes, so that they may not be without fruit.

Common New Testament

Our people must also learn to devote themselves to good deeds, so that they may help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Let our brethren too learn some honest profession to supply their occasions, that they may not be destitute of an income.

Darby Translation

and let ours also learn to apply themselves to good works for necessary wants, that they may not be unfruitful.

Godbey New Testament

And let our people indeed learn to excel in good works for necessary uses, in order that they may not be unfruitful.

John Wesley New Testament

And let ours also learn to excell in good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.

Julia Smith Translation

And let ours also learn to excel in good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.

King James 2000

And let our own also learn to maintain good works for urgent needs, that they not be unfruitful.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But also our [people] must learn to engage in good deeds for necessary needs, so that they will not be unfruitful.

Modern King James verseion

And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, so that they may not be unfruitful.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And let ours also learn to excel in good works as far forth as need requireth, that they be not unfruitful.

Moffatt New Testament

Our people must really learn to profess honest occupations, so as to be able to meet such special occasions; they must not be idle.

Montgomery New Testament

Let them want nothing, and "let our people learn to devote themselves to honest work to supply the necessities of their teachers," so that they be not unfruitful.

NET Bible

Here is another way that our people can learn to engage in good works to meet pressing needs and so not be unfruitful.

New Heart English Bible

Let our people also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they may not be unfruitful.

Noyes New Testament

And let those also who belong to us learn to practise good works for the necessary wants that arise, that they may not be unfruitful.

Sawyer New Testament

and let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary purposes, that they may not be unfruitful.

The Emphasized Bible

Moreover, let our own learn to be forward, in honourable works, for the necessary uses, that they may not be unfruitful.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And let those who belong to us learn also to be pre-eminent in good works for all necessary calls, that they be not without fruits.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Let all our People learn to devote themselves to doing good, so as to meet the most pressing needs, and that their lives may not be unfruitful.

Webster

And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they may not be unfruitful.

Weymouth New Testament

And let our people too learn to set a good example in following honest occupations for the supply of their necessities, so that they may not live useless lives.

Williams New Testament

Our people too must set examples of doing good, so as to meet the necessary demands and not to live unfruitful lives.

World English Bible

Let our people also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they may not be unfruitful.

Worrell New Testament

And let our people also learn to maintain good works for necessary wants, that they may not be unfruitful.

Worsley New Testament

And let our brethren-also learn to excel in good works for necessary exigencies, that they may not be unfruitful.

Youngs Literal Translation

and let them learn -- ours also -- to be leading in good works to the necessary uses, that they may not be unfruitful.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

let
μανθάνω 
manthano 
Usage: 20

ἡμέτερος 
hemeteros 
Usage: 9


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

μανθάνω 
manthano 
Usage: 20

προΐ́στημι 
Proistemi 
Usage: 8

καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62

ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

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

ἀναγκαῖος 
Anagkaios 
Usage: 8

χρεία 
Chreia 
Usage: 36

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

they be
ὦ 
be, may be, should be, is, might be, were, not tr,
Usage: 41

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

Context Readings

Final Instructions And Closing

13 Do all you can to help Zenas the expert in the Law and Apollos on with their journey, and see that they have everything they need. 14 Have our people learn to make it their business to do good, so as to meet these pressing demands and not live unfruitful lives. 15 All who are with me wish to be remembered to you. Remember me to all believers who love me. God bless you all.



Cross References

Philippians 1:11

with your lives filled with the fruits which uprightness produces through Jesus Christ, to the honor and praise of God.

Colossians 1:10

so that the lives you live may be worthy of your Master and wholly pleasing to him, and you may be fruitful in all kinds of good deeds, and may grow into fuller knowledge of God.

Matthew 7:19

Any tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and burned.

Philippians 4:17

Not that I want your gifts, but I want you to have the profits that will accumulate to your credit.

Titus 3:8

This is a trustworthy teaching, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who believe in God may make it their business to do good. All this is right and beneficial to mankind.

Luke 13:6-9

He used this figure: "A man had a fig tree growing in his garden, and he went to look for fruit on it, and could not find any.

2 Peter 1:8

For if you have these qualities in their fulness, they will make you neither idle nor unproductive when it comes to the understanding of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 1:8

For if you have these qualities in their fulness, they will make you neither idle nor unproductive when it comes to the understanding of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Matthew 21:19

and seeing a fig tree by the roadside, he went up to it, but found nothing on it but leaves. And he said to it, "No more fruit shall ever grow on you!" And the fig tree withered up at once.

John 15:8

When you are very fruitful and show yourselves to be disciples of mine, my Father is honored.

John 15:16

It was not you who chose me, it is I that have chosen you, and appointed you to go and bear fruit??ruit that shall be lasting, so that the Father may grant you whatever you ask him for as my followers.

Acts 18:3

and as they practiced the same trade, he stayed with them, and they worked together, for they were tent-makers.

Acts 20:35

I showed you in every way that by hard work like that we must help those who are weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, for he said, 'It makes one happier to give than to be given to.' "

Romans 15:28

So when I have finished this matter, and seen this contribution safely into their possession, I will start for Spain, and come to you on the way,

Ephesians 4:28

The man who stole must not steal any more; he must work with his hands at honest toil instead, so as to have something to share with those who are in need.

1 Thessalonians 2:9

You remember, brothers, how we toiled and labored. We worked night and day, when we preached the good news to you, in order not to be a burden to any of you.

2 Thessalonians 3:8

I did not eat anybody's bread without paying for it, but with toil and labor I worked night and day, in order not to be a burden to any of you.

Hebrews 6:6-12

and yet have fallen back, for they crucify the Son of God on their own account, and hold him up to contempt.

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