Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.

New American Standard Bible

For it is not he who commends himself that is approved, but he whom the Lord commends.

King James Version

For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.

Holman Bible

For it is not the one commending himself who is approved, but the one the Lord commends.

International Standard Version

It is not the person who commends himself who is approved, but the person whom the Lord commends.

A Conservative Version

For he who commends himself, that man is not approved, but whom the Lord commends.

Amplified

For it is not he who commends and praises himself who is approved [by God], but it is the one whom the Lord commends and praises.

An Understandable Version

For it is not the person who commends himself that is approved [by God], but the one whom the Lord commends.

Anderson New Testament

for he that commends himself is not approved; but he whom the Lord commends.

Bible in Basic English

For the Lord's approval of a man is not dependent on his opinion of himself, but on the Lord's opinion of him.

Common New Testament

For it is not he who commends himself that is approved, but he whom the Lord commends.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for not he that commendeth himself, but he whom the Lord commendeth, is the approved.

Darby Translation

For not he that commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

Godbey New Testament

for he that commends himself is not approved, but whom the Lord commends.

Goodspeed New Testament

For it is not the man who approves of himself who is really approved; it is the man of whom the Lord approves.

John Wesley New Testament

For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.

Julia Smith Translation

For not he recommending himself, this is acceptable, but whom the Lord recommends.

King James 2000

For not he that commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For it is not the one commending himself who is approved, but [the one] whom the Lord commends.

Modern King James verseion

For not he who commends himself is approved, but he whom the Lord commends.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For he that praiseth himself, is not allowed: but he whom the Lord praiseth.

Moffatt New Testament

for it is not the self-praiser with his own recommendations who is accepted, it is the man whom the Lord recommends.

Montgomery New Testament

For a man is proved worthy, not by his self-commendation, but when he is commended by the Lord.

NET Bible

For it is not the person who commends himself who is approved, but the person the Lord commends.

New Heart English Bible

For it is not he who commends himself who is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

Noyes New Testament

For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but he whom the Lord commendeth.

Sawyer New Testament

for not he that commends himself is approved, but he whom the Lord commends.

The Emphasized Bible

For, not he that commendeth himself, he, is approved, but he whom, the Lord, doth commend.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For not he who commendeth himself is approved, but he whom the Lord commendeth.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For it is not the man who commends himself that stands the test, but the man who is commended by the Lord.

Webster

For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.

Weymouth New Testament

For it is not the man that commends himself who is really approved, but he whom the Lord commends.

Williams New Testament

For it is not the man who keeps on recommending himself who is really approved, but it is the man whom the Lord recommends.

World English Bible

For it isn't he who commends himself who is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

Worrell New Testament

for not he that commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.

Worsley New Testament

For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but he whom the Lord commendeth.

Youngs Literal Translation

for not he who is commending himself is approved, but he whom the Lord doth commend.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

he that
ἐκεῖνος 
Ekeinos 
that, those, he, the same, they,
Usage: 148

συνιστάω συνιστάνω συνίστημι 
sunistao 
Usage: 16

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

δόκιμος 
Dokimos 
Usage: 7

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

References

Hastings

Verse Info

Context Readings

Paul's Ministry Defended

17 But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. 18 For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.



Cross References

Romans 2:29

but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

1 Corinthians 4:5

Wherefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and make manifest the counsels of the hearts; and then shall each man have his praise from God.

2 Corinthians 10:12

For we are not bold to number or compare ourselves with certain of them that commend themselves: but they themselves, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves with themselves, are without understanding.

Proverbs 21:2

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes; But Jehovah weigheth the hearts.

Proverbs 27:2

Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; A stranger, and not thine own lips.

Matthew 25:20-23

And he that received the five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: lo, I have gained other five talents.

Luke 16:15

And he said unto them, Ye are they that justify yourselves in the sight of men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

Luke 18:10-14

Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.

John 5:42-44

But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in yourselves.

John 12:43

for they loved the glory that is of men more than the glory that is of God.

Acts 2:22

Ye men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God unto you by mighty works and wonders and signs which God did by him in the midst of you, even as ye yourselves know;

Romans 14:18

For he that herein serveth Christ is well-pleasing to God, and approved of men.

Romans 16:10

Salute Apelles the approved in Christ. Salute them that are of the household of Aristobulus.

1 Corinthians 11:19

For there must be also factions among you, that they that are approved may be made manifest among you.

2 Corinthians 3:1

Are we beginning again to commend ourselves? or need we, as do some, epistles of commendation to you or from you?

2 Corinthians 5:12

We are not again commending ourselves unto you, but'speak as giving you occasion of glorying on our behalf, that ye may have wherewith to answer them that glory in appearance, and not in heart.

2 Corinthians 6:4

but in everything commending ourselves, as ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

2 Corinthians 13:7

Now we pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we may appear approved, but that ye may do that which is honorable, though we be as reprobate.

2 Timothy 2:15

Give diligence to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, handling aright the word of truth.

1 Peter 1:7

that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold that perisheth though it is proved by fire, may be found unto praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ:

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