Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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?

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 Do we begin again to recommend ourselves, except we need, as some, letters of recommendation unto you, or from you? 2 our letter ye are, having been written in our hearts, known and read by all men,


Cross References

Acts 18:27

and he being minded to go through into Achaia, the brethren wrote to the disciples, having exhorted them to receive him, who having come, did help them much who have believed through the grace,

2 Corinthians 5:12

for not again ourselves do we recommend to you, but we are giving occasion to you of glorifying in our behalf, that ye may have something in reference to those glorifying in face and not in heart;

2 Corinthians 12:11

I have become a fool -- boasting; ye -- ye did compel me; for I ought by you to have been commended, for in nothing was I behind the very chiefest apostles -- even if I am nothing.

1 Corinthians 16:3

and whenever I may come, whomsoever ye may approve, through letters, these I will send to carry your favour to Jerusalem;

2 Corinthians 10:12

For we do not make bold to rank or to compare ourselves with certain of those commending themselves, but they, among themselves measuring themselves, and comparing themselves with themselves, are not wise,

1 Corinthians 3:10

According to the grace of God that was given to me, as a wise master-builder, a foundation I have laid, and another doth build on it,

1 Corinthians 4:15

for if a myriad of child-conductors ye may have in Christ, yet not many fathers; for in Christ Jesus, through the good news, I -- I did beget you;

1 Corinthians 10:33

as I also in all things do please all, not seeking my own profit, but that of many -- that they may be saved.

2 Corinthians 2:17

for we are not as the many, adulterating the word of God, but as of sincerity -- but as of God; in the presence of God, in Christ we do speak.

2 Corinthians 10:8

for even if also anything more abundantly I shall boast concerning our authority, that the Lord gave us for building up, and not for casting you down, I shall not be ashamed;

2 Corinthians 12:19

Again, think ye that to you we are making defence? before God in Christ do we speak; and the all things, beloved, are for your up-building,

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