Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, even though as apostles of Christ we might have asserted our authority.

King James Version

Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

Holman Bible

and we didn't seek glory from people, either from you or from others.

International Standard Version

We did not seek praise from people from you or from anyone else

A Conservative Version

nor seeking glory from men, neither from you nor from others. While able to bear down as apostles of Christ,

American Standard Version

nor seeking glory of men, neither from you nor from others, when we might have claimed authority as apostles of Christ.

Amplified

Nor did we seek to extract praise and honor and glory from men, either from you or from anyone else, though we might have asserted our authority [stood on our dignity and claimed honor] as apostles (special missionaries) of Christ (the Messiah).

An Understandable Version

[And] we were not looking for honor from people, either from you or from anyone else, even though, as apostles of Christ, we could have become a burden [to you]. [Note: The idea seems to be that the apostles could have claimed financial support, but chose not to].

Anderson New Testament

nor did we seek glory from men, neither from you nor from others; though we could have been burdensome as the apostles of Christ.

Bible in Basic English

Or looking for glory from men, from you or from others, when we might have made ourselves a care to you as Apostles of Christ.

Common New Testament

nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, though we might have made demands as apostles of Christ.

Daniel Mace New Testament

we never courted you nor any others, from an affectation of human applause. instead of making our apostolical character any ways expensive to you, as we might;

Darby Translation

nor seeking glory from men, neither from you nor from others, when we might have been a charge as Christ's apostles;

Godbey New Testament

nor seeking glory from men, nor from you, nor from others, being able to be burdensome, as the apostles of Christ;

Goodspeed New Testament

We never sought praise from men, either from you or anyone else, though as Christ's apostles we might have stood on our dignity.

John Wesley New Testament

Nor sought we glory of men, neither from you, nor from others, when we might have been burdensome, as the Apostles of Christ.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

nor did we seek glory of men neither of you nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome unto you as the apostles of Christ.

Julia Smith Translation

Neither seeking glory of men, nor of you, nor of others, being able to be in weight, as the sent of Christ.

King James 2000

Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

Lexham Expanded Bible

nor seeking glory from people, neither from you nor from others.

Modern King James verseion

Nor did we seek glory from men, neither from you nor from others, being able to be so with heaviness, as apostles of Christ.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

neither sought we praise of men, neither of you, nor yet of any other, when we might have been chargeable, as the apostles of Christ.

Moffatt New Testament

we never sought honour from men, from you or from anybody else, though as apostles of Christ we had the power of claiming to be men of weight;

Montgomery New Testament

Now was I seeking glory from men, either yourselves or others, although I might have exercised authority as Christ's apostle.

NET Bible

nor to seek glory from people, either from you or from others,

New Heart English Bible

nor seeking glory from men (neither from you nor from others), when we might have claimed authority as apostles of Christ.

Noyes New Testament

nor from men sought we glory, either from you, or from others; though we might have used authority as apostles of Christ.

Sawyer New Testament

neither did we seek glory of men, either of you or of others, when we might have been burdensome as apostles of Christ;

The Emphasized Bible

Nor, of men, seeking glory - either from you, or from others, though we could have assumed, dignity, as Apostles of Christ;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

not seeking glory from men, neither from you, nor from others, though we might have been burdensome, as apostles of Christ.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Nor did we seek to win honour from men, whether from you or from others, although, as Apostles of Christ, we might have burdened you with our support.

Webster

Nor from men sought we glory, neither from you, nor yet from others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

Weymouth New Testament

nor did we seek glory either from you or from any other mere men, although we might have stood on our dignity as Christ's Apostles.

Williams New Testament

We never sought praise from men, either from you or from anyone else; although as apostles we could have stood on our official dignity.

World English Bible

nor seeking glory from men (neither from you nor from others), when we might have claimed authority as apostles of Christ.

Worrell New Testament

nor seeking glory of men, neither from you, nor from others; though able to be in authority, as apostles of Christ.

Worsley New Testament

nor sought we glory of men, neither of you, nor of others: though we might have expected maintenance, as the apostles of Christ.

Youngs Literal Translation

nor seeking of men glory, neither from you nor from others, being able to be burdensome, as Christ's apostles.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
οὔτε 
Oute 
neither, nor, nor yet, no not, not, yet not,
Usage: 68

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
ἀπό 
Apo 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 709
Usage: 490

ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

sought we
ζητέω 
Zeteo 
Usage: 79

δόξα 
Doxa 
Usage: 141

οὔτε 
Oute 
neither, nor, nor yet, no not, not, yet not,
Usage: 68

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

οὔτε 
Oute 
neither, nor, nor yet, no not, not, yet not,
Usage: 68

yet of
ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

ἄλλος 
Allos 
Usage: 119

δύναμαι 
Dunamai 
can , cannot , be able, may , able,
Usage: 140

εἶναι 
Einai 
to be, be, was, is, am, are, were, not tr,
Usage: 97

ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

ἀπόστολος 
Apostolos 
Usage: 78

Context Readings

Paul's Approach To Ministry In Thessalonica

5 For we never came with flattering speech, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed--God is witness-- 6 nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, even though as apostles of Christ we might have asserted our authority. 7 But we proved to be gentle among you, as a nursing mother tenderly cares for her own children.


Cross References

John 5:41

"I do not receive glory from men;

John 5:44

"How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?

1 Corinthians 9:1-2

Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord?

1 Thessalonians 2:9

For you recall, brethren, our labor and hardship, how working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.

1 Thessalonians 2:9

For you recall, brethren, our labor and hardship, how working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.

Esther 1:4

And he displayed the riches of his royal glory and the splendor of his great majesty for many days, 180 days.

Esther 5:11

Then Haman recounted to them the glory of his riches, and the number of his sons, and every instance where the king had magnified him and how he had promoted him above the princes and servants of the king.

Proverbs 25:27

It is not good to eat much honey, Nor is it glory to search out one's own glory.

Daniel 4:30

"The king reflected and said, 'Is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal residence by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?'

John 7:18

"He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

John 12:43

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

1 Corinthians 9:4-6

Do we not have a right to eat and drink?

1 Corinthians 9:12-18

If others share the right over you, do we not more? Nevertheless, we did not use this right, but we endure all things so that we will cause no hindrance to the gospel of Christ.

1 Corinthians 11:9

for indeed man was not created for the woman's sake, but woman for the man's sake.

1 Corinthians 12:13-15

For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.

2 Corinthians 4:5

For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus' sake.

2 Corinthians 10:1-2

Now I, Paul, myself urge you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ--I who am meek when face to face with you, but bold toward you when absent!

2 Corinthians 10:10-11

For they say, "His letters are weighty and strong, but his personal presence is unimpressive and his speech contemptible."

2 Corinthians 13:10

For this reason I am writing these things while absent, so that when present I need not use severity, in accordance with the authority which the Lord gave me for building up and not for tearing down.

Galatians 1:10

For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.

Galatians 5:26

Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.

Galatians 6:13

For those who are circumcised do not even keep the Law themselves, but they desire to have you circumcised so that they may boast in your flesh.

1 Thessalonians 3:8-9

for now we really live, if you stand firm in the Lord.

1 Timothy 5:17

The elders who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.

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