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Romans 16:17-20 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

17 But, brethren, I pray you, that ye espy them that make dissensions and hurtings [that ye espy them that make dissensions and hurtings, or offences], besides the doctrine that ye have learned, and bow away from them.

18 For such men serve not to the Lord Christ, but to their womb, and by sweet words and blessings deceive the hearts of innocent men.

19 But your obedience is published into every place, therefore I have joy in you. But I will that ye be wise in good thing [But I will you to be wise in good thing], and simple in evil.

20 And God of peace tread Satan under your feet swiftly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Romans 16:17-20 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

17 I beseech you, brethren, to mark those who cause division and give occasion to evil, contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught, and avoid them. 18 For such people do not serve the Lord Jesus Christ, but their own interests, and with sweet preaching and flattering words deceive the hearts of the simple and unlearned. 19 For your duty to listen extends to all men. Without question I am pleased with you, but still, I want you to be wise in that which is good, and to be innocent concerning evil.

20 May the God of peace tread Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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Romans 16:17-20 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

17 [a]Now I beseech you brethren, [b]mark them diligently which cause division and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned, and avoid them.

18 For they that are such, serve not the Lord Jesus Christ but their own bellies, and with [c]fair speech and flattering deceive the hearts of the simple.

19 [d]For your obedience is come abroad among all: I am glad therefore of you: but yet I would have you [e]wise unto that which is good, and [f]simple concerning evil.

20 [g]The God of peace shall tread Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Footnotes:

  1. Romans 16:17 As by namely describing them, which were worthy of commendation, he sufficiently declared when they ought to hear and follow, so doth he now point out unto them whom they ought to take heed of, yet he nameth them not, for that it was not needful.
  2. Romans 16:17 Warily and diligently, as though you should scout out for your enemies in a watch tower.
  3. Romans 16:18 The word which he useth, signifieth a promising which performeth nothing, and if thou hearest any such, thou mayest assure thyself that he that promiseth thee is more careful of thy matters, than of his own.
  4. Romans 16:19 Simplicity must be joined with wisdom.
  5. Romans 16:19 Furnished with the knowledge of the truth, and wisdom, that you may embrace good things, and eschew evil, beware of the deceits and snares of false prophets, and resist them openly: and this place doth plainly destroy the Papists’ faith of credit, whereas they maintain it to be sufficient for one man to believe as another man believeth, without further knowledge, or examination what the matter is, or what ground it hath: using these daily speeches, We believe as our fathers believed, and we believe as the Church believeth.
  6. Romans 16:19 As men that know no way to deceive, much less to deceive in deed.
  7. Romans 16:20 We must fight, with a certain hope of victory.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Romans 16:17-20 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. 19 For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil. 20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.

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