John 16:2

They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

They shall put you out of the Synagogues: yea, the time commeth, that whosoeuer killeth you, will thinke that hee doeth God seruice.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"They will make you outcasts from the synagogue, but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you shall think that he offereth service unto God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They will put you out of the Synagogues: yes, the time is coming when whoever puts you to death will have the belief that he is doing God's pleasure.
- Basic English Bible

They shall put you out of the synagogues; but the hour is coming that every one who kills you will think to render service to God;
- Darby Bible

They shall put you out of the synagogues: yes, the time cometh, that whoever killeth you, will think that he doeth God service.
- Webster's Bible

You will be excluded from the synagogues; nay more, the time is coming when any one who has murdered one of you will suppose he is offering service to God.
- Weymouth Bible

They will put you out of the synagogues. Yes, the time comes that whoever kills you will think that he offers service to God.
- World English Bible

Thei schulen make you with outen the synagogis, but the our cometh, that ech man that sleeth you, deme that he doith seruyce to God.
- Wycliffe Bible

out of the synagogues they will put you; but an hour doth come, that every one who hath killed you, may think to offer service unto God;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 16:2


16:2 The time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think he doth God service - But, blessed be God, the time is so far past, that those who bear the name of Christ do not now generally suppose they do him service by killing each other for a difference in opinion or mode of worship.


People's Bible Notes for John 16:2


Joh 16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues. Excommunicate you. The first persecutions were Jewish. Whoever killeth you will think he doeth God a service. Even so Saul of Tarsus thought while persecuting the saints (Ac 22:3,4). Fanaticism has always held the slaughter of those who are deemed heretics to be praiseworthy.

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