Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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.

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

all
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 Admonish them to be subject to dominion and power, and to persuade those who have authority, that they be quick unto every good work. 2 That they speak evil of no one, that they not be contentious, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men. 3 For we ourselves also were foolish in another time, rebellious, deceived, serving diverse lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.


Cross References

2 Timothy 2:24-25

That the slave of the Lord should not be contentious, but be meek unto everyone, apt to teach, patient,

1 Timothy 3:3

not given to wine, not hurtful, not greedy of dishonest gain, but gentle, not contentious, not covetous;

Ephesians 4:31

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamour and evil speaking be taken away from you, with all malice,

Matthew 11:29

Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and humble of heart, and ye shall find rest for your souls.

Galatians 6:1

Brethren, if anyone is overtaken in a fault, ye who are spiritual restore such a one in the spirit of meekness, considering thyself lest thou also be tempted.

Ephesians 4:2

with all humility and meekness, with tolerance, forbearing one another in love,

Colossians 3:12-13

Clothed, therefore, (as the elect of God, holy and beloved) with bowels of mercies, with kindness, with humility, with meekness, with tolerance,

James 1:19-20

Therefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;

2 Samuel 22:36

Thou hast also given me the shield of thy saving health, and thy meekness has multiplied me.

Psalm 140:11

The man with an evil tongue shall not be established in the earth; evil shall hunt the man of violence to overthrow him.

Proverbs 6:19

a false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brethren.

Proverbs 19:19

A man of great wrath shall suffer the consequences, for even if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.

Proverbs 25:24

It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.

Isaiah 40:11

He shall feed his flock like a shepherd; he shall gather the lambs with his arm and carry them in his bosom and shall gently lead those that are with young.

Acts 23:5

Then Paul said, I did not know, brethren, that he was the prince of the priests, for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.

1 Corinthians 6:10

nor thieves nor covetous nor drunkards nor revilers nor extortioners shall inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 9:19

Therefore, though I am free regarding everyone, yet I have made myself slave unto all, that I might gain the more.

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I, Paul, myself beseech you by the meekness and clemency of the Christ (who in presence am low among you, but being absent am bold toward you)

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I desire and that I shall be found unto you such as ye desire not, lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, rumours, tumults,

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is this: Charity, joy, peace, tolerance, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Galatians 6:10

Therefore as long as we have the opportunity, let us do good unto everyone, especially unto those who are of the household of faith.

Philippians 4:5

Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is near.

1 Thessalonians 2:7

But we were gentle among you, as a mother feeding and caring for her children,

1 Thessalonians 5:14-15

We also exhort you, brethren, that you warn those that are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, support the weak, be patient with everyone.

1 Timothy 3:11

The wives likewise are to be honest, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.

James 3:17

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, modest, benevolent, full of mercy and of good fruits, not judgmental, unfeigned.

James 4:11

Murmur not against one another, brethren. He that speaks evil of his brother and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law and judges the law; but if thou judge the law, thou art not a keeper of the law, but a judge.

1 Peter 2:1

Having therefore left all malice and all guile and hypocrisies and envies and all murmurings,

1 Peter 2:17-18

Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

1 Peter 3:8

And finally, be ye all of one consent, of one affection, loving each other fraternally, merciful, courteous,

1 Peter 3:10

For he that desires to love life and see the good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil and his lips that they speak no guile;

1 Peter 4:4

And it seems strange to those that speak evil of you, that ye do not run with them to the same unchecked dissolution;

2 Peter 2:10

and chiefly those that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise dominion; presumptuous, arrogant, they are not afraid to speak evil of the higher powers;

Jude 1:8

In the same manner these deceived dreamers, defile their flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of higher powers.

Jude 1:10

But these speak evil of those things which they do not know; but what they know by nature as animals without reason, in those things they corrupt themselves.

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