For, not he that commendeth himself, he, is approved, but he whom, the Lord, doth commend.
But, he who is one in secret, is a Jew, - and, that is , circumcision, which is of the heart, in spirit, not in letter, - whose, praise, is not of men, but of God.
So then, not before the fitting time, be judging anything, - until the Lord shall come, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and make manifest the counsels of the hearts; and, then, the praise shall come to each one, from God.
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!
Every way of a man, may be right in his own eyes, but, he that testeth hearts, is Yahweh.
And he who the five talents had received, coming forward, brought other five talents, saying, - Lord! five talents, to me, thou didst deliver up: See! other five talents, I gained.
And he said unto them - Ye, are they who justify themselves before men, but, God, knoweth your hearts; because, that which amongst men is lofty, is an abomination before God.
Two men, went up into the temple to pray, one, a Pharisee, and, the other, a tax-collector.
But I have taken knowledge of you, that, the love of God, ye have not, in yourselves: -
Ye men of Israel! hear these words: - Jesus the Nazarene, a man pointed out of God unto you by mighty works and wonders and signs, which God did through him in your midst, just as ye yourselves know,
For, he that in this doeth service unto the Christ, is acceptable unto God, and approved unto men.
For there must needs be, even parties among you, that, the approved, themselvesmay become manifest among you.
Are we to begin again, ourselves, to commend? or have we need, like some, of commendatory letters unto you, or from you?
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.
But, in everything, commending ourselves as God's ministers, - in much endurance, in tribulations, in necessities, in straits,
But we pray unto God, that ye may do nothing base, - not that, we, may appear, accepted, but that, ye, the honourable thing, may be doing, even though, we, should be, as it were, rejected;
Give diligence, thyself, approved, to present unto God, - a workman not to be put to shame, skillfully handling the word of truth.
In order that the proving of your faith - much more precious than of gold that perisheth even though, by means of fire, it is proved - may be found unto praise and glory and honour in the revealing of Jesus Christ, -