Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Bible References

Not

2 Corinthians 10:12
For we will not make comparison of ourselves with some of those who say good things about themselves: but these, measuring themselves by themselves, and making comparison of themselves with themselves, are not wise.
2 Corinthians 3:1
Do we seem to be again attempting to put ourselves in the right? or have we need, as some have, of letters of approval to you or from you?
2 Corinthians 5:12
We are not again requesting your approval, but we are giving you the chance of taking pride in us, so that you may be able to give an answer to those whose glory is in seeming, and not in the heart.
Proverbs 21:2
Every way of a man seems right to himself, but the Lord is the tester of hearts.
Proverbs 27:2
Let another man give you praise, and not your mouth; one who is strange to you, and not your lips.
Luke 16:15
And he said, You take care to seem right in the eyes of men, but God sees your hearts: and those things which are important in the opinion of men, are evil in the eyes of God.
Luke 18:10
Two men went up to the Temple for prayer; one a Pharisee, and the other a tax-farmer.

Approved

2 Corinthians 6:4
But in everything making it clear that we are the servants of God, in quiet strength, in troubles, in need, in sorrow,
2 Corinthians 13:7
Now our prayer to God is that you may do no evil; not in order that it may be put to our credit, but so that you may do what is right, whatever we may seem.
Acts 2:22
Men of Israel, give ear to these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man who had the approval of God, as was made clear to you by the great works and signs and wonders which God did by him among you, as you yourselves have knowledge,
Romans 14:18
And he who in these things is Christ's servant, is pleasing to God and has the approval of men.
Romans 16:10
Give my love to Apelles, who has the approval of Christ. Say a kind word to those who are of the house of Aristobulus.
1 Corinthians 11:19
For divisions are necessary among you, in order that those who have God's approval may be clearly seen among you.
2 Timothy 2:15
Let it be your care to get the approval of God, as a workman who has no cause for shame, giving the true word in the right way.

But

Matthew 25:20
And he who had the five talents came with his other five talents, saying, Lord, you gave into my care five talents: see, I have got five more.
John 5:42
But I have knowledge of you that you have no love for God in your hearts.
John 12:43
For the praise of men was dearer to them than the approval of God.
Romans 2:29
But he is a Jew who is a secret one, whose circumcision is of the heart, in the spirit and not in the letter; whose praise is not from men, but from God.
1 Corinthians 4:5
For this reason let there be no judging before the time, till the Lord comes, who will make clear the secret things of the dark, and the designs of the heart; and then will every man have his praise from God.
1 Peter 1:7
So that the true metal of your faith, being of much greater value than gold (which, though it comes to an end, is tested by fire), may come to light in praise and glory and honour, at the revelation of Jesus Christ:

General references

Proverbs 27:2
Let another man give you praise, and not your mouth; one who is strange to you, and not your lips.

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain