Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.

King James Version

For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Holman Bible

For am I now trying to win the favor of people, or God? Or am I striving to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ.

International Standard Version

Am I now trying to win the approval of people or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be the Messiah's servant.

A Conservative Version

For do I now trust men or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I were still pleasing men I would not be a bondman of Christ.

American Standard Version

For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? or am I striving to please men? if I were still pleasing men, I should not be a servant of Christ.

Amplified

Now am I trying to win the favor of men, or of God? Do I seek to please men? If I were still seeking popularity with men, I should not be a bond servant of Christ (the Messiah).

An Understandable Version

For am I seeking [to gain] the favor of men or of God? Or, am I striving to please people [by what I do]? If I were still [trying] to please people, I would not be a [true] servant of Christ.

Anderson New Testament

For, do I now seek the favor of men, or of God? or do I strive to please men? If, indeed, I would still please men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Bible in Basic English

Am I now using arguments to men, or God? or is it my desire to give men pleasure? if I was still pleasing men, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Common New Testament

Am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for do I now act in obedience to men, or to God? or do I seek to please men? if I had hitherto pleased men, I should not have been the servant of Christ.

Darby Translation

For do I now seek to satisfy men or God? or do I seek to please men? If I were yet pleasing men, I were not Christ's bondman.

Godbey New Testament

For must I now believe men, or God? whether do I seek to please men? if I were still pleasing men, I would not be the servant of Christ.

Goodspeed New Testament

Is that appealing to men's weaknesses, or to God? Is that trying to suit men? If I were still doing that, I would be no slave of Christ.

John Wesley New Testament

For do I now satisfy men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For do I now persuade men or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the slave of Christ.

Julia Smith Translation

For now do I persuade men, or God? or seek I to please men? for if I had yet pleased men, I should not have been the servant of Christ.

King James 2000

For do I now seek the favor of men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For am I now making an appeal to people or [to] God? Or am I seeking to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ.

Modern King James verseion

For now do I persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I yet pleased men, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Preach I man's doctrine or God's? Other go I about to please men? If I studied to please men, I were not the servant of Christ.

Moffatt New Testament

Now is that 'appealing to the interests of men' or of God? Trying to 'satisfy men'? Why, if I still tried to give satisfaction to human masters, I would be no servant of Christ.

Montgomery New Testament

Think you that I am now trying to conciliate men or God? Or am I "seeking to please men"? If I were still seeking to please men, I should not be a slave of Christ.

NET Bible

Am I now trying to gain the approval of people, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ!

New Heart English Bible

For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? For if I were still pleasing men, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Noyes New Testament

For do I now seek the favor of men, or of God? Or am I endeavoring to please men? If I were still pleasing men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Sawyer New Testament

For do I now obey man, or God? or do I seek to please men? For if I yet pleased men, I could not have been a servant of Christ.

The Emphasized Bible

For am I, even now, persuading, men, or God? Or am I seeking to please, men? If I had been still pleasing, men, Christ's servant, had I not been!

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For do I now use persuasions from men, or from God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Is this, I ask, trying to conciliate men, or God? Am I seeking to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I should not be a servant of Christ.

Webster

For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Weymouth New Testament

For is it man's favour or God's that I aspire to? Or am I seeking to please men? If I were still a man-pleaser, I should not be Christ's bondservant.

Williams New Testament

Am I now trying to win men's favor, or God's? Or, am I trying to be pleasing to men? If I were still trying to be pleasing to men, I would not be a slave of Christ at all.

World English Bible

For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? For if I were still pleasing men, I wouldn't be a servant of Christ.

Worrell New Testament

For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I seeking to please men? If still I were pleasing men, I should not be Christ's servant.

Worsley New Testament

For do I now persuade you to obey men or God? Or do I seek to please men? if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Youngs Literal Translation

for now men do I persuade, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if yet men I did please -- Christ's servant I should not be.

Interlinear

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

do I
πείθω 
Peitho 
Usage: 52

now
ἄρτι 
Arti 
Usage: 21

πείθω 
Peitho 
Usage: 52

men
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man , not tr ,
man , not tr ,
man , not tr ,
Usage: 316
Usage: 316
Usage: 316

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

God
θεός 
theos 
God , god , godly , God-ward ,
Usage: 1151

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

do I seek
ζητέω 
Zeteo 
seek , seek for , go about , desire ,
Usage: 79

to please
ἀρέσκω 
Aresko 
Usage: 17

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for , , not tr
Usage: 825

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

I
ἀρέσκω 
Aresko 
Usage: 17

yet
ἔτι 
Eti 
Usage: 75

ἀρέσκω 
Aresko 
Usage: 17

I should
ἤμην 
Emen 
was , I imprisoned 9 , I was , should be
Usage: 9

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

be
ἤμην 
Emen 
was , I imprisoned 9 , I was , should be
Usage: 9

the servant
δοῦλος 
Doulos 
Usage: 65

References

Images Galatians 1:10

Context Readings

A Different Gospel

9 As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed! 10 For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ. 11 For I would have you know, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man.


Cross References

1 Thessalonians 2:4

but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who examines our hearts.

Acts 4:19-20

But Peter and John answered and said to them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to give heed to you rather than to God, you be the judge;

Acts 5:29

But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men.

2 Corinthians 5:9-11

Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him.

James 4:4

You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

Ephesians 6:6

not by way of eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.

1 John 3:9

No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

Matthew 22:16

And they sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any.

Romans 2:29

But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God.

Colossians 3:22

Slaves, in all things obey those who are your masters on earth, not with external service, as those who merely please men, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.

Romans 1:1

Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,

1 Corinthians 10:33

just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit but the profit of the many, so that they may be saved.

1 Samuel 21:7

Now one of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before the LORD; and his name was Doeg the Edomite, the chief of Saul's shepherds.

Matthew 28:14

"And if this should come to the governor's ears, we will win him over and keep you out of trouble."

Acts 12:20

Now he was very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon; and with one accord they came to him, and having won over Blastus the king's chamberlain, they were asking for peace, because their country was fed by the king's country.

Romans 2:8

but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation.

Romans 15:1-2

Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves.

2 Corinthians 12:19

All this time you have been thinking that we are defending ourselves to you. Actually, it is in the sight of God that we have been speaking in Christ; and all for your upbuilding, beloved.



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