Romans 16:18
Good News Translation
For those who do such things are not serving Christ our Lord, but their own appetites. By their fine words and flattering speech they deceive innocent people.

Contemporary English Version
They want to serve themselves and not Christ the Lord. Their flattery and fancy talk fool people who don't know any better.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they that are such serve not Christ our Lord but their own belly: and by pleasing speeches and good words seduce the hearts of the innocent.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For they that are such serve not Christ our Lord but their own belly: and by pleasing speeches and good words seduce the hearts of the innocent.

serve.

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

John 12:26 If any man minister to me, let him follow me: and where I am, there also shall my minister be. If any man minister to me, him will my Father honour.

Galatians 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? If I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Philippians 2:21 For all seek the things that are their own not the things that are Jesus Christ's.

Colossians 3:24 Knowing that you shall receive of the Lord the reward of inheritance. Serve ye the Lord Christ.

James 1:1 James, the servant of God and of our Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.

Jude 1:1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James: to them that are beloved in God the Father and preserved in Jesus Christ and called.

Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to make known to his servants the things which must shortly come to pass: and signified, sending by his angel to his servant John,

but.

1 Samuel 2:12-17,29 Now the sons of Heli were children of Belial, not knowing the Lord, . . .

Isaiah 56:10-12 His watchmen are all blind, they are all ignorant: dumb dogs not able to bark, seeing vain things, sleeping and loving dreams. . . .

Ezekiel 13:19 And they violated me among my people, for a handful of barley, and a piece of bread, to kill souls which should not die, and to save souls alive which should not live, telling lies to my people that believe lies.

Hosea 4:8-11 They shall eat the sins of my people, and shall lift up their souls to their iniquity. . . .

Micah 3:5 Then shall they cry to the Lord, and he will not hear them: and he will hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved wickedly in their devices.

Malachi 1:10 Who is there among you, that will shut the doors, and will kindle the fire on my altar gratis? I have no pleasure in you, saith the Lord of hosts: and I will not receive a gift of your hand.

Matthew 24:48-51 But if that evil servant shall say in his heart: My lord is long a coming: . . .

Philippians 3:19 Whose end is destruction: whose God is their belly: and whose glory is in their shame: who mind earthly things.

1 Timothy 6:5 Conflicts of men corrupted in mind and who are destitute of the truth, supposing gain to be godliness.

2 Peter 2:10-15 And especially them who walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise government: audacious, self willed, they fear not to bring in sects, blaspheming. . . .

Jude 1:12 These are spots in their banquets, feasting together without fear, feeding themselves: clouds without water, which are carried about by winds: trees of the autumn, unfruitful, twice dead, plucked up by the roots:

by.

2 Chronicles 18:5,12-17 So the king of Israel gathered together of the prophets four hundred men, and he said to them: Shall we go to Ramoth Galaad to fight, or shall we forbear? But they said: Go up, and God will deliver into the king's hand. . . .

Isaiah 30:10,11 Who say to the seers: See not: and to them that behold: Behold not for us those things that are right: speak unto us pleasant things, see errors for us. . . .

Jeremiah 8:10,11 Therefore will I give their women to strangers, their fields to others for an inheritance: because from the least even to the greatest all follow covetousness: from the prophet even to the priest all deal deceitfully. . . .

Jeremiah 23:17 They say to them that blaspheme me: The Lord hath said: You shall have peace: and to every one that walketh in the perverseness of his own heart, they have said: No evil shall come upon you.

Jeremiah 28:1-9,15-17 And it came to pass in that year, in the beginning of the reign of Sedecias king of Juda, in the fourth year, in the fifth month, that Hananias the son of Azur, a prophet of Gabaon spoke to me, in the house of the Lord before the priests, and all the people, saying: . . .

Ezekiel 13:16 Even the prophets of Israel that prophesy to Jerusalem, and that see visions of peace for her: and there is no peace, saith the Lord God.

Micah 3:5 Then shall they cry to the Lord, and he will not hear them: and he will hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved wickedly in their devices.

Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Matthew 24:11,24 And many false prophets shall rise and shall seduce many. . . .

2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, adulterating the word of God: but with sincerity: but as from God, before God, in Christ we speak.

2 Corinthians 4:2 But we renounce the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness nor adulterating the word of God: but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience, in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15 For such false apostles are deceitful workmen, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. . . .

Colossians 2:4 Now this I say, that no man may deceive you by loftiness of words.

2 Thessalonians 2:10 And in all seduction of iniquity to them that perish: because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying:

1 Timothy 6:5 Conflicts of men corrupted in mind and who are destitute of the truth, supposing gain to be godliness.

2 Timothy 2:16-18 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they grow much towards ungodliness. . . .

2 Timothy 3:2-6 Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked, . . .

Titus 1:10-12 For there are also many disobedient, vain talkers and seducers: especially they who are of the circumcision. . . .

2 Peter 2:3,18-20 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you. Whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not: and their perdition slumbereth not. . . .

1 John 4:1-3 Dearly beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits if they be of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. . . .

Jude 1:16 These are murmurers, full of complaints, walking according to their own desires: and their mouth speaketh proud things, admiring persons, for gain's sake.

the simple.

Romans 16:19 For your obedience is published in every place. I rejoice therefore in you. But I would have you to be wise in good and simple in evil.

Psalm 19:7 The law of the Lord is unspotted, converting souls: the testimony of the Lord is faithful, giving wisdom to little ones.

Psalm 119:130 The declaration of thy words giveth light: and giveth understanding to little ones.

Proverbs 8:5 Hear, for I will speak of great things: and my lips shall be opened to preach right things.

Proverbs 14:15 The innocent believeth every word: the discreet man considereth his steps. No good shall come to the deceitful son: but the wise servant shall prosper in his dealings, and his way shall be made straight.

Proverbs 22:3 The prudent man saw the evil, and hid himself: the simple passed on, and suffered loss.

2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear lest, as the serpent seduced Eve by his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted and fall from the simplicity that is in Christ.

Context
Avoid Divisions
17Now I beseech you, brethren, to mark them who make dissensions and offences contrary to the doctrine which you have learned and avoid them. 18For they that are such serve not Christ our Lord but their own belly: and by pleasing speeches and good words seduce the hearts of the innocent. 19For your obedience is published in every place. I rejoice therefore in you. But I would have you to be wise in good and simple in evil.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 15:6
And this he did to all Israel that came for judgment, to be heard by the king, and he enticed the hearts of the men of Israel.

Psalm 12:2
They have spoken vain things, every one to his neighbour: with deceitful lips, and with a double heart have they spoken.

Isaiah 30:10
Who say to the seers: See not: and to them that behold: Behold not for us those things that are right: speak unto us pleasant things, see errors for us.

Daniel 11:34
And when they shall have fallen, they shall be relieved with a small help: and many shall be joined to them deceitfully.

Romans 14:18
For he that in this serveth Christ pleaseth God and is approved of men.

Philippians 3:19
Whose end is destruction: whose God is their belly: and whose glory is in their shame: who mind earthly things.

Colossians 2:4
Now this I say, that no man may deceive you by loftiness of words.

2 Peter 2:3
And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you. Whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not: and their perdition slumbereth not.

Additional Translations
For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.

For such do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own belly; and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.

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.

For they that are such serve not our Lord Christ, but their own belly; and by their smooth and fair speech they beguile the hearts of the innocent.

For such serve not our Lord Christ, but their own belly, and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.

For they that are such serve not our Lord Christ, but their own belly; and by their smooth and fair speech they beguile the hearts of the innocent.

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.

For men of that stamp are not bondservants of Christ our Lord, but are slaves to their own appetites; and by their plausible words and their flattery they utterly deceive the minds of the simple.

For those who are such don't serve our Lord, Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by their smooth and flattering speech, they deceive the hearts of the innocent.

for such our Lord Jesus Christ do not serve, but their own belly; and through the good word and fair speech they deceive the hearts of the harmless,
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