Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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?

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?

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 do we need, like some [false teachers], letters of recommendation to you or from you? [No!]

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?

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?

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 commend ourselves again? Or [do we], like some, need letters of recommendation to you or from you? 2 You are our letter, inscribed on our hearts, known and read by all people,


Cross References

Acts 18:27

And [when] he wanted to cross over to Achaia, the brothers encouraged [him] [and] wrote to the disciples to welcome him. [When he] arrived, {he} assisted greatly those who had believed through grace.

2 Corinthians 5:12

We are not commending ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity to boast about us, in order that you may have [an answer] for those who boast in appearance and not in heart.

2 Corinthians 12:11

I have become a fool! You compelled me, for I ought to have been commended by you, for [I am] in no way inferior to the preeminent apostles, even if I am nothing.

1 Corinthians 16:3

And whenever I arrive, whomever you approve by letters, I will send these to take your gift to Jerusalem.

2 Corinthians 10:12

For we do not dare to classify or to compare ourselves with some who commend themselves, but [they] themselves, [when they] measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, do not understand.

1 Corinthians 3:10

According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building upon [it]. But each one must direct his attention to how he is building upon [it].

1 Corinthians 4:15

For if you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, yet [you do] not [have] many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I fathered you through the gospel.

1 Corinthians 10:33

just as I also please all [people] in all [things], not seeking my own benefit, but the [benefit] of the many, in order that they may be saved.

2 Corinthians 2:17

For we are not like the majority who peddle the word of God, but as from pure motives--but as from God--we speak before God in Christ.

2 Corinthians 10:8

For even if I boast somewhat more about our authority that the Lord gave [us] {for building you up and not for tearing you down}, I will not be put to shame,

2 Corinthians 12:19

Have you been thinking all this time that we are defending ourselves to you? We are speaking in Christ before God, and all [these things], dear friends, [are] for your edification.

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