Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

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.

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.

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.

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 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them. 14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful. 15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.



Cross References

Philippians 1:11

Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

Colossians 1:10

That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

Matthew 7:19

Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Philippians 4:17

Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

Titus 3:8

This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

Luke 13:6-9

He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.

2 Peter 1:8

For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 61:3

To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

Matthew 21:19

And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.

John 15:8

Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

John 15:16

Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Acts 18:3

And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers.

Acts 20:35

I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Romans 15:28

When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spain.

Ephesians 4:28

Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

1 Thessalonians 2:9

For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.

2 Thessalonians 3:8

Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:

Hebrews 6:6-12

If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

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