Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Are we beginning to recommend ourselves again? Unlike some people, we do not need letters of recommendation to you or from you, do we?

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?

Holman Bible

Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some, letters of recommendation to you or from you?

A Conservative Version

Are we beginning again to commend ourselves? Unless we need, as some men, commendatory letters to you or commendatory from you?

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

Are we starting to commend ourselves again? Or we do not, like some [false teachers], need written credentials or letters of recommendation to you or from you, [do we]?

An Understandable Version

Are we beginning to commend ourselves again [i.e., by saying that we are not like other people]? Or, do we need letters of recommendation to you or from you, as others do?

Anderson New Testament

Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or do we need, as some do, letters of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?

Bible in Basic English

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?

Common New Testament

Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you, or from you?

Daniel Mace New Testament

Do I begin again to commend my self? or need I, as some others, commendatory letters to you, or from you?

Darby Translation

Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or do we need, as some, commendatory letters to you, or commendatory from you?

Godbey New Testament

Do we again begin to commend ourselves? or whether have we need of commendatory letters to you or from you, as some do?

Goodspeed New Testament

Am I falling into self-recommendation again? Do I, like some people, need letters of recommendation to you or from you?

John Wesley New Testament

Do we again begin to recommend ourselves? Unless we need, as some do, recommendatory letters to you, or recommendatory letters from you?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or do we need, as some others, epistles of commendation to you or letters of commendation from you?

Julia Smith Translation

Begin we again to recommend ourselves or need we not, as some; recommendatory epistles to you, or recommendatory from you?

King James 2000

Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or [do we], like some, need letters of recommendation to you or from you?

Modern King James verseion

Do we begin again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, like some, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

We begin to praise ourselves again. Need we, as some others, of epistles of recommendation unto you? Or letters of recommendation from you?

Moffatt New Testament

Am I beginning again to 'commend' myself? Do I need, like some people, to be commended by written certificates either to you or from you?

Montgomery New Testament

Am I beginning again to "recommend" myself? Or do I need, as some do, letters of commendation either to you or from you?

NET Bible

Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? We don't need letters of recommendation to you or from you as some other people do, do we?

New Heart English Bible

Are we beginning again to commend ourselves? We do not need, as do some, letters of commendation to you or from you, do we?

Noyes New Testament

Are we beginning again to recommend ourselves? Or do we need, like some others, letters of recommendation to you, or letters of recommendation from you?

Sawyer New Testament

Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some, commendatory epistles to you or from you?

The Emphasized Bible

Are we to begin again, ourselves, to commend? or have we need, like some, of commendatory letters unto you, or from you?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

DO we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some, commendatory letters to you, or commendatory letters from you?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or are we like some who need letters of commendation to you, or from you?

Webster

Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you.

Weymouth New Testament

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?

Williams New Testament

Am I beginning to recommend myself again? I do not, like some people, do I, need letters of recommendation to you or from you?

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

Are we beginning again to commend ourselves? Or need we, as do some, commendatory letters to you, or from you?

Worsley New Testament

Do we begin again to recommend ourselves? or do we need, as some do, recommendatory epistles to you, or letters of recommendation from you?

Youngs Literal Translation

Do we begin again to recommend ourselves, except we need, as some, letters of recommendation unto you, or from you?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Do we begin
ἄρχομαι 
Archomai 
Usage: 69

πάλιν 
Palin 
Usage: 120

to commend
συνιστάω συνιστάνω συνίστημι 
sunistao 
Usage: 16

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

or
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

need we
χρῄζω 
Chrezo 
Usage: 2

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

ἐπιστολή 
Epistole 
Usage: 24

συστατικός 
Sustatikos 
Usage: 2

to
πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

you
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314

or
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

letters of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

συστατικός 
Sustatikos 
Usage: 2

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 Corinthians 3:1

References

Fausets

Images 2 Corinthians 3:1

Prayers for 2 Corinthians 3:1

Context Readings

New Covenant Ministry

1 Are we beginning to recommend ourselves again? Unlike some people, we do not need letters of recommendation to you or from you, do we? 2 You are our letter, written in our hearts and known and read by everyone.


Cross References

Acts 18:27

When Apollos wanted to cross over to Achaia, the brothers wrote to the disciples there, urging them to welcome him. On his arrival he greatly helped those who, through God's grace, had believed.

2 Corinthians 5:12

We are not recommending ourselves to you again but are giving you a reason to be proud of us, so that you can answer those who are proud of outward things rather than inward character.

2 Corinthians 12:11

I have become a fool. You forced me to be one. Really, I should have been commended by you, for I am not in any way inferior to your "super-apostles," even if I am nothing.

1 Corinthians 16:3

When I arrive, I will send letters along with the men you approve to take your gift to Jerusalem.

2 Corinthians 10:12

We would not dare put ourselves in the same class with, or compare ourselves to, those who recommend themselves. Whenever they measure themselves by their own standards or compare themselves among themselves, they show how foolish they are.

1 Corinthians 3:10

As an expert builder using the grace that God gave me, I laid the foundation, and someone else is building on it. But each person must be careful how he builds on it.

1 Corinthians 4:15

You may have 10,000 mentors who work for the Messiah, but not many fathers. For in the Messiah Jesus I became your father through the gospel.

1 Corinthians 10:33

just as I myself try to please everybody in every way. I don't look out for my own benefit, but rather for the benefit of many people, so that they might be saved.

2 Corinthians 2:17

At least we are not commercializing God's word like so many others. Instead, we speak with sincerity in the Messiah's name, like people who are sent from God and are accountable to God.

2 Corinthians 10:8

So if I boast a little too much about our authority, which the Lord gave us to build you up and not to tear you down, I will not be ashamed of it.

2 Corinthians 12:19

Have you been thinking all along that we are trying to defend ourselves before you? We are speaking before God in the authority of the Messiah, and everything, dear friends, is meant to build you up.

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