And know his will, and approve the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;
Treasury of Scripture
Deuteronomy 4:8 And what nation is there so great, that has statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
Nehemiah 9:13,14 You came down also on mount Sinai, and spoke with them from heaven, and gave them right judgments, and true laws...
Psalm 147:19,20 He shows his word to Jacob, his statutes and his judgments to Israel...
Luke 12:47 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will...
John 13:17 If you know these things, happy are you if you do them.
1 Corinthians 8:1,2 Now as touching things offered to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but charity edifies...
James 4:17 Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.
approves the things that are more excellent. or, triest the things that differ.
Philippians 1:10 That you may approve things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
Hebrews 5:14 But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age...
Romans 15:4 For whatever things were written aforetime were written for our learning...
Psalm 19:8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
Psalm 119:98-100,104,105,130 You through your commandments have made me wiser than my enemies: for they are ever with me...
Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
2 Timothy 3:15-17 And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures...
ContextThe Jews and the Law
17Behold, you are called a Jew, and rest in the law, and make your boast of God, 18And know his will, and approve the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law; 19And are confident that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness, 20An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which have the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law. 21You therefore which teach another, teach you not yourself? you that preach a man should not steal, do you steal? 22You that say a man should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? you that abhor idols, do you commit sacrilege? 23You that make your boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonor you God? 24For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written. 25For circumcision truly profits, if you keep the law: but if you be a breaker of the law, your circumcision is made uncircumcision. 26Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision? 27And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfill the law, judge you, who by the letter and circumcision do transgress the law? 28For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: 29But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
and knowest his will, and approvest the things that are excellent, being instructed out of the law,
And knowest his will, and approvest the more profitable things, being instructed by the law,
Darby Bible Translation
and knowest the will, and discerningly approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;
King James Bible
And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;
Young's Literal Translation
and dost know the will, and dost approve the distinctions, being instructed out of the law,