For we dare not class or compare ourselves with some who do, themselves, commend; but, they, among themselves, measuring, themselves, and comparing themselves with themselves, are without discernment!
Are we to begin again, ourselves, to commend? or have we need, like some, of commendatory letters unto you, or from you?
To eat honey in abundance, is not good, nor is, searching out their own honour, an honourable thing.
The Pharisee, taking his stand, these things unto himself was praying: O God! I thank thee, that I am not like the rest of men, - extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or, even as this tax-collector;
For I wilt not dare to speak anything save of the things which Christ hath wrought out for himself through me for the obedience of nations, - -by word and deed,
Not again, ourselves, do we commend unto you, but as though an occasion we were giving unto you - something to boast of, in our behalf; that ye may have something suited unto them who, in appearance, are boasting, and not in heart.
For, not he that commendeth himself, he, is approved, but he whom, the Lord, doth commend.