Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

to malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men.

King James Version

To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

Holman Bible

to slander no one, to avoid fighting, and to be kind, always showing gentleness to all people.

International Standard Version

They are not to insult anyone or be argumentative. Instead, they are to be gentle and perfectly courteous to everyone.

A Conservative Version

to slander no man, to be noncontentious, meek, showing all mildness to all men.

American Standard Version

to speak evil of no man, not to be contentious, to be gentle, showing all meekness toward all men.

Amplified

To slander or abuse or speak evil of no one, to avoid being contentious, to be forbearing (yielding, gentle, and conciliatory), and to show unqualified courtesy toward everybody.

An Understandable Version

to slander no one, to be peaceful, to be considerate [or, "gentle"] and to show every courtesy to all people.

Anderson New Testament

to revile no one, not to be contentious, but gentle, showing all meekness to all men.

Bible in Basic English

To say no evil of any man, not to be fighters, to give way to others, to be gentle in behaviour to all men.

Common New Testament

to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable and gentle, and to show true humility toward all men.

Daniel Mace New Testament

to speak evil of no man. to avoid contention, to be moderate and entirely inoffensive to all men.

Darby Translation

to speak evil of no one, not to be contentious, to be mild, shewing all meekness towards all men.

Godbey New Testament

to speak evil of no one, that they should be peaceable, gentle, showing all meekness to all men.

Goodspeed New Testament

to abuse nobody, to be peaceable and reasonable, showing perfect gentleness to everyone.

John Wesley New Testament

To speak evil of no man, not to be quarrelsome, to be gentle, shewing all meekness toward all men.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

That they speak evil of no one, that they not be contentious, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men.

Julia Smith Translation

To slander none, to be without fighting, equitable, showing all meekness to all men.

King James 2000

To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men.

Lexham Expanded Bible

to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all courtesy to all people.

Modern King James verseion

to speak evil of no one, not being quarrelsome, but forbearing, showing all meekness to all men.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

that they speak evil of no man, that they be no fighters, but soft, showing all meekness unto all men.

Moffatt New Testament

they must abuse no one, they must not quarrel, but be conciliatory and display perfect gentleness to all men.

Montgomery New Testament

they must speak evil of none, they must not be quarrelsome, but gentle, showing perfect meekness toward all.

NET Bible

They must not slander anyone, but be peaceable, gentle, showing complete courtesy to all people.

New Heart English Bible

to speak evil of no one, not to be contentious, to be gentle, showing all humility toward all men.

Noyes New Testament

to speak evil of no one, to be averse to strife, forbearing, showing all meekness to all men.

Sawyer New Testament

to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all meekness to all men.

The Emphasized Bible

To be defaming, no one, to be, averse to strife, considerate, shewing, all, meekness unto all men.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

to slander no man, to be inoffensive, gentle, shewing all meekness to all men.

Twentieth Century New Testament

to be forbearing, and under all circumstances to show a gentle spirit in dealing with others, whoever they may be.

Webster

To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness to all men.

Weymouth New Testament

not speak evil of any one, nor be contentious, but yield unselfishly to others and constantly manifest a forgiving spirit towards all men.

Williams New Testament

to stop abusing anyone, to be peaceable, fair-minded, showing perfect gentleness to everybody.

World English Bible

to speak evil of no one, not to be contentious, to be gentle, showing all humility toward all men.

Worrell New Testament

to speak evil of no one, to be averse to strife, to be mild, showing all meekness to all men.

Worsley New Testament

to slander no man, to avoid contention, to be gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

Youngs Literal Translation

of no one to speak evil, not to be quarrelsome -- gentle, showing all meekness to all men,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
To speak evil of
βλασφημέω 
Blasphemeo 
Usage: 31

no man
μηδείς μηδεμία μηδέν 
medeis 
no man, nothing, no, none, not, anything,
Usage: 79

to be
εἶναι 
Einai 
to be, be, was, is, am, are, were, not tr,
Usage: 97

ἄμαχος 
amachos 
not a brawler, no brawler
Usage: 2

but gentle
ἐπιεικής 
Epieikes 
Usage: 5

ἐνδείκνυμι 
Endeiknumi 
show, show forth, do, vr show
Usage: 11

πᾶς 
Pas 
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704
Usage: 704

πρᾳότης 
Praotes 
Usage: 9

πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

Context Readings

Conduct Toward All People

1 Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed, 2 to malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men. 3 For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.


Cross References

2 Timothy 2:24-25

The Lord's bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged,

1 Timothy 3:3

not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money.

Ephesians 4:31

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

Matthew 11:29

"Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.

Galatians 6:1

Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted.

Ephesians 4:2

with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love,

Colossians 3:12-13

So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;

James 1:19-20

This you know, my beloved brethren But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;

2 Samuel 22:36

"You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, And Your help makes me great.

Psalm 140:11

"May a slanderer not be established in the earth; May evil hunt the violent man speedily."

Proverbs 6:19

A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.

Proverbs 19:19

A man of great anger will bear the penalty, For if you rescue him, you will only have to do it again.

Proverbs 25:24

It is better to live in a corner of the roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.

Isaiah 40:11

Like a shepherd He will tend His flock, In His arm He will gather the lambs And carry them in His bosom; He will gently lead the nursing ewes.

Acts 23:5

And Paul said, "I was not aware, brethren, that he was high priest; for it is written, 'YOU SHALL NOT SPEAK EVIL OF A RULER OF YOUR PEOPLE.'"

1 Corinthians 6:10

nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 9:19

For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more.

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I, Paul, myself urge you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ--I who am meek when face to face with you, but bold toward you when absent!

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you to be not what I wish and may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there will be strife, jealousy, angry tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip, arrogance, disturbances;

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Galatians 6:10

So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.

Philippians 4:5

Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near.

1 Thessalonians 2:7

But we proved to be gentle among you, as a nursing mother tenderly cares for her own children.

1 Thessalonians 5:14-15

We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

1 Timothy 3:11

Women must likewise be dignified, not malicious gossips, but temperate, faithful in all things.

James 3:17

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.

James 4:11

Do not speak against one another, brethren He who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge of it.

1 Peter 2:1

Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander,

1 Peter 2:17-18

Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.

1 Peter 3:8

To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit;

1 Peter 3:10

For, "THE ONE WHO DESIRES LIFE, TO LOVE AND SEE GOOD DAYS, MUST KEEP HIS TONGUE FROM EVIL AND HIS LIPS FROM SPEAKING DECEIT.

1 Peter 4:4

In all this, they are surprised that you do not run with them into the same excesses of dissipation, and they malign you;

2 Peter 2:10

and especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble when they revile angelic majesties,

Jude 1:8

Yet in the same way these men, also by dreaming, defile the flesh, and reject authority, and revile angelic majesties.

Jude 1:10

But these men revile the things which they do not understand; and the things which they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals, by these things they are destroyed.



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