Parallel Verses

Weymouth New Testament

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

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.

American Standard Version

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

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.

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 "whoever boasts, let his boast be in the Lord." 18 For it is not the man that commends himself who is really approved, but he whom the Lord commends.



Cross References

Romans 2:29

But the true Jew is one inwardly, and true circumcision is heart-circumcision--not literal, but spiritual; and such people receive praise not from men, but from God.

1 Corinthians 4:5

Therefore form no premature judgements, but wait until the Lord returns. He will both bring to light the secrets of darkness and will openly disclose the motives that have been in people's hearts; and then the praise which each man deserves will come to him from God.

2 Corinthians 10:12

For we have not the 'courage' to rank ourselves among, or compare ourselves with, certain persons distinguished by their self-commendation. Yet they are not wise, measuring themselves, as they do, by one another and comparing themselves with one another.

2 Corinthians 10:12

For we have not the 'courage' to rank ourselves among, or compare ourselves with, certain persons distinguished by their self-commendation. Yet they are not wise, measuring themselves, as they do, by one another and comparing themselves with one another.

2 Corinthians 10:12

For we have not the 'courage' to rank ourselves among, or compare ourselves with, certain persons distinguished by their self-commendation. Yet they are not wise, measuring themselves, as they do, by one another and comparing themselves with one another.

Matthew 25:20-23

The one who had received the five talents came and brought five more, and said, "'Sir, it was five talents that you entrusted to me: see, I have gained five more.'

Luke 16:15

"You are they," He said to them, "who boast of their own goodness before men, but God sees your hearts; for that which holds a proud position among men is detestable in God's sight.

Luke 18:10-14

"Two men went up to the Temple to pray," He said; "one being a Pharisee and the other a tax-gatherer.

John 5:42-44

but I know you well, and I know that in your hearts you do not really love God.

John 12:43

For they loved the glory that comes from men rather than the glory that comes from God.

Acts 2:22

"Listen, Israelites, to what I say. Jesus, the Nazarene, a man accredited to you from God by miracles and marvels and signs which God did among you through Him, as you yourselves know, Him--

Romans 14:18

and whoever in this way devotedly serves Christ, God takes pleasure in him, and men highly commend him.

Romans 16:10

Greetings to Apella, that veteran believer; and to the members of the household of Aristobulus.

1 Corinthians 11:19

For there must of necessity be differences of opinion among you, in order that it may be plainly seen who are the men of sterling worth among you.

2 Corinthians 3:1

Do you say that this is self-recommendation once more? Or do we need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you or from you?

2 Corinthians 5:12

We are not again commending ourselves to your favour, but are furnishing you with a ground of boasting on our behalf, so that you may have a reply ready for those with whom superficial appearances are everything and sincerity of heart counts for nothing.

2 Corinthians 6:4

On the contrary, as God's servants, we seek their full approval--by unwearied endurance, by afflictions, by distress, by helplessness;

2 Corinthians 13:7

And our prayer to God is that you may do nothing wrong; not in order that our sincerity may be demonstrated, but that you may do what is right, even though our sincerity may seem to be doubtful.

2 Timothy 2:15

Earnestly seek to commend yourself to God as a servant who, because of his straightforward dealing with the word of truth, has no reason to feel any shame.

1 Peter 1:7

The sorrow comes in order that the testing of your faith--being more precious than that of gold, which perishes and yet is proved by fire--may be found to result in praise and glory and honour at the re-appearing of Jesus Christ.

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