Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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

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 glory and honor from people, neither from you nor from anyone else, though as apostles of Christ we had the power to assert our authority.

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.

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
Nor
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

men
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

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

nor
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

when we might
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

the apostles
ἀπόστολος 
Apostolos 
Usage: 78

Context Readings

Paul's Approach To Ministry In Thessalonica

5 For we came neither in word of flattery (at any time as ye know) nor a pretense of greed (God is witness) 6 nor seeking glory from men, neither from you nor from others. While able to bear down as apostles of Christ, 7 nevertheless we became gentle in the midst of you, as a nurse cherishes her own children.


Cross References

John 5:41

I do not receive glory from men.

John 5:44

How can ye believe, who receive glory from each other, and seek not the glory from the only God?

1 Corinthians 9:1-2

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

1 Thessalonians 2:9

For ye remember, brothers, our labor and the hardship. For, laboring night and day in order not to burden any of you, we preached to you the good-news of God.

1 Thessalonians 2:9

For ye remember, brothers, our labor and the hardship. For, laboring night and day in order not to burden any of you, we preached to you the good-news of God.

Esther 1:4

when he showed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honor of his excellent majesty many days, even a hundred and eighty days.

Esther 5:11

And Haman recounted to them the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his sons, and all the things in which the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the rulers and servants of the king.

Proverbs 25:27

It is not good to eat much honey, so [for men] to search out their own glory is grievous.

Daniel 4:30

The king spoke and said, Is not this great Babylon, which I have built for the royal dwelling-place 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 seeks the glory of him who sent him, this man is true, and unrighteousness is not in him.

John 12:43

for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

1 Corinthians 9:4-6

Have we no, not a right to eat and to drink?

1 Corinthians 9:12-18

If others are partakers of the right from you, are not we more? Nevertheless we did not use this right, but we cover all things, so that we may not give any hindrance to the good-news of the Christ.

1 Corinthians 11:9

For also man was not created for the woman, but woman for the man.

1 Corinthians 12:13-15

For also by one Spirit we are all immersed into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bondmen or freemen, and we were all made to drink into one Spirit.

2 Corinthians 4:5

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves are your bondmen through Jesus.

2 Corinthians 10:1-2

Now I Paul myself entreat you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who indeed am lowly in presence among you, but am bold toward you when absent.

2 Corinthians 10:10-11

Because, The letters, he says, are indeed weighty and powerful, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech is disdained.

2 Corinthians 13:10

Because of this I write these things while absent, so that I may not act harshly when present, according to the authority that the Lord gave me for building up and not for tearing down.

Galatians 1:10

For do I now trust men or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I were still pleasing men I would not be a bondman of Christ.

Galatians 5:26

Let us not become conceited, provoking each other, envying each other.

Galatians 6:13

For not even those who have been circumcised themselves keep law, but they want you to be circumcised, so that they may boast in thy flesh.

1 Thessalonians 3:8-9

Because now we live, if ye stand firm in Lord.

1 Timothy 5:17

Let the elders who rule well be regarded worthy of double compensation, especially those who labor in the word and in teaching.

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