2 Corinthians 10:18



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For it is not he who commends himself that is approved, but he whom the Lord commends.

King James Version

For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.

Holman Bible

For it is not the one commending himself who is approved, but the one the Lord commends.

International Standard Version

It is not the person who commends himself who is approved, but the person whom the Lord commends.

A Conservative Version

For he who commends himself, that man is not approved, but whom the Lord commends.

American Standard Version

For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.

Amplified

For [it is] not [the man] who praises and commends himself who is approved and accepted, but [it is the person] whom the Lord accredits and commends.

An Understandable Version

For it is not the person who commends himself that is approved [by God], but the one whom the Lord commends.

Anderson New Testament

for he that commends himself is not approved; but he whom the Lord commends.

Bible in Basic English

For the Lord's approval of a man is not dependent on his opinion of himself, but on the Lord's opinion of him.

Common New Testament

For it is not he who commends himself that is approved, but he whom the Lord commends.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for not he that commendeth himself, but he whom the Lord commendeth, is the approved.

Darby Translation

For not he that commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

Godbey New Testament

for he that commends himself is not approved, but whom the Lord commends.

Goodspeed New Testament

For it is not the man who approves of himself who is really approved; it is the man of whom the Lord approves.

John Wesley New Testament

For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For it is not he that commends himself that is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

Julia Smith Translation

For not he recommending himself, this is acceptable, but whom the Lord recommends.

King James 2000

For not he that commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For it is not the one commending himself who is approved, but [the one] whom the Lord commends.

Modern King James verseion

For not he who commends himself is approved, but he whom the Lord commends.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For he that praiseth himself, is not allowed: but he whom the Lord praiseth.

Moffatt New Testament

for it is not the self-praiser with his own recommendations who is accepted, it is the man whom the Lord recommends.

Montgomery New Testament

For a man is proved worthy, not by his self-commendation, but when he is commended by the Lord.

NET Bible

For it is not the person who commends himself who is approved, but the person the Lord commends.

New Heart English Bible

For it is not he who commends himself who is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

New simplified Bible

It is not he that commends himself that is approved. It is the one whom Jehovah commends. (Proverbs 29:26)

Noyes New Testament

For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but he whom the Lord commendeth.

Sawyer New Testament

for not he that commends himself is approved, but he whom the Lord commends.

The Emphasized Bible

For, not he that commendeth himself, he, is approved, but he whom, the Lord, doth commend.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For not he who commendeth himself is approved, but he whom the Lord commendeth.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For it is not the man who commends himself that stands the test, but the man who is commended by the Lord.

Webster

For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.

Weymouth New Testament

For it is not the man that commends himself who is really approved, but he whom the Lord commends.

Williams New Testament

For it is not the man who keeps on recommending himself who is really approved, but it is the man whom the Lord recommends.

World English Bible

For it isn't he who commends himself who is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

Worrell New Testament

for not he that commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.

Worsley New Testament

For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but he whom the Lord commendeth.

Youngs Literal Translation

for not he who is commending himself is approved, but he whom the Lord doth commend.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γάρ 
Gar 
for , , not tr
Usage: 825

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not , no , cannot ,
Usage: 1032

he that
ἐκεῖνος 
Ekeinos 
that , those , he , the same , they ,
Usage: 148

συνιστάω συνιστάνω συνίστημι 
sunistao 
Usage: 16

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is , are , was , be , have , not tr , , vr is
Usage: 585

δόκιμος 
Dokimos 
Usage: 7

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but , yea , yet , nevertheless , howbeit , nay , therefore , save , not tr ,
Usage: 461

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Lord , lord , master , sir , Sir ,
Usage: 643

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Paul's Ministry Defended

17 But HE WHO BOASTS IS TO BOAST IN THE LORD. 18 For it is not he who commends himself that is approved, but he whom the Lord commends.



Cross References

Romans 2:29

But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God.

1 Corinthians 4:5

Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men's hearts; and then each man's praise will come to him from God.

2 Corinthians 10:12

For we are not bold to class or compare ourselves with some of those who commend themselves; but when they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are without understanding.

Proverbs 21:2

Every man's way is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the hearts.

Proverbs 27:2

Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.

Matthew 25:20-23

"The one who had received the five talents came up and brought five more talents, saying, 'Master, you entrusted five talents to me. See, I have gained five more talents.'

Luke 16:15

And He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.

Luke 18:10-14

"Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.

John 5:42-44

but I know you, that you do not have the love of God in yourselves.

John 12:43

for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God.

Acts 2:22

"Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know--

Romans 14:18

For he who in this way serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.

Romans 16:10

Greet Apelles, the approved in Christ. Greet those who are of the household of Aristobulus.

1 Corinthians 11:19

For there must also be factions among you, so that those who are approved may become evident among you.

2 Corinthians 3:1

Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, as some, letters of commendation to you or from you?

2 Corinthians 5:12

We are not again commending ourselves to you but are giving you an occasion to be proud of us, so that you will have an answer for those who take pride in appearance and not in heart.

2 Corinthians 6:4

but in everything commending ourselves as servants of God, in much endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses,

2 Corinthians 13:7

Now we pray to God that you do no wrong; not that we ourselves may appear approved, but that you may do what is right, even though we may appear unapproved.

2 Timothy 2:15

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.

1 Peter 1:7

so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

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