Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

For if a man has an idea that he is something when he is nothing, he is tricked by himself.

New American Standard Bible

For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

King James Version

For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

Holman Bible

For if anyone considers himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

International Standard Version

For if anyone thinks he is something when he is really nothing, he is only fooling himself.

A Conservative Version

For if some man presumes to be something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

American Standard Version

For if a man thinketh himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

Amplified

For if anyone thinks he is something [special] when [in fact] he is nothing [special except in his own eyes], he deceives himself.

An Understandable Version

For any person who thinks he is someone [important], when he is really nothing, is self-deceived.

Anderson New Testament

For if any one think himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceives himself:

Common New Testament

For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for if a man thinks himself to be considerable, when he is not, he deceives himself.

Darby Translation

For if any man reputes himself to be something, being nothing, he deceives himself;

Godbey New Testament

For if any one seems to be something, being nothing, he deceives himself.

Goodspeed New Testament

For if anyone thinks he is somebody when he is really nobody, he is deceiving himself.

John Wesley New Testament

For if any man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

Julia Smith Translation

For if any think to be something, being nothing, he deceives himself.

King James 2000

For if a man thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For if anyone thinks he is something [although he] is nothing, he is deceiving himself.

Modern King James verseion

For if anyone thinks himself to be something, being nothing, he deceives himself.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If any man seem to himself that he is somewhat, when indeed he is nothing, the same deceiveth himself in his imagination.

Moffatt New Testament

If anyone imagines he is somebody, he is deceiving himself, for he is nobody;

Montgomery New Testament

If a man fancies himself to be somebody when he is really nobody he is deceiving himself.

NET Bible

For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

New Heart English Bible

For if a man thinks himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

Noyes New Testament

For if a man thinketh himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

Sawyer New Testament

For if any one thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

The Emphasized Bible

For, if any one thinketh he is something, when he is, nothing, he deceiveth himself;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For if any man conceits that he is something when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

Twentieth Century New Testament

If a man imagines himself to be somebody, when he is really nobody, he deceives himself.

Webster

For if a man thinketh himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

Weymouth New Testament

For if there is any one who thinks himself to be somebody when he is nobody, he is deluding himself.

Williams New Testament

For if anybody thinks he is somebody when really he is nobody, he deceives himself.

World English Bible

For if a man thinks himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

Worrell New Testament

For, if any one thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

Worsley New Testament

For if any one thinketh that he is something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

Youngs Literal Translation

for if any one doth think himself to be something -- being nothing -- himself he doth deceive;

Interlinear

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

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

a man
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

δοκέω 
Dokeo 
Usage: 45

himself to be
εἶναι 
Einai 
to be, be, was, is, am, are, were, not tr,
Usage: 97

when he is
ὤν οὖσα ὄν 
On 
being, when ... was, which is, that is, not tr,
Usage: 128

μηδείς μηδεμία μηδέν 
medeis 
no man, nothing, no, none, not, anything,
Usage: 79

φρεναπατάω 
Phrenapatao 
Usage: 1

Verse Info

Context Readings

Carry One Another's Burdens

2 Take on yourselves one another's troubles, and so keep the law of Christ. 3 For if a man has an idea that he is something when he is nothing, he is tricked by himself. 4 But let every man make test of his work, and then will his cause for glory be in himself only, and not in his neighbour.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 3:18

Let no man have a false idea. If any man seems to himself to be wise among you, let him become foolish, so that he may be wise.

2 Corinthians 12:11

I have been forced by you to become foolish, though it was right for my praise to have come from you: for in no way was I less than the chief of the Apostles, though I am nothing.

Romans 12:3

But I say to every one of you, through the grace given to me, not to have an over-high opinion of himself, but to have wise thoughts, as God has given to every one a measure of faith.

1 Corinthians 8:2

If anyone seems to himself to have knowledge, so far he has not the right sort of knowledge about anything;

Galatians 2:6

But from those who seemed to be important (whatever they were has no weight with me: God does not take man's person into account): those who seemed to be important gave nothing new to me;

Proverbs 25:14

As clouds and wind without rain, so is one who takes credit for an offering he has not given.

Proverbs 26:12

Have you seen a man who seems to himself to be wise? There is more hope for the foolish than for him.

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee, taking up his position, said to himself these words: God, I give you praise because I am not like other men, who take more than their right, who are evil-doers, who are untrue to their wives, or even like this tax-farmer.

Romans 12:16

Be in harmony with one another. Do not have a high opinion of yourselves, but be in agreement with common people. Do not give yourselves an air of wisdom.

1 Corinthians 13:2

And if I have a prophet's power, and have knowledge of all secret things; and if I have all faith, by which mountains may be moved from their place, but have not love, I am nothing.

2 Corinthians 3:5

Not as if we were able by ourselves to do anything for which we might take the credit; but our power comes from God;

2 Timothy 3:13

Evil and false men will become worse and worse, using deceit and themselves overcome by deceit.

James 1:22

But be doers of the word, and not only hearers of it, blinding yourselves with false ideas.

James 1:26

If a man seems to have religion and has no control over his tongue but lets himself be tricked by what is false, this man's religion is of no value.

1 John 1:8

If we say that we have no sin, we are false to ourselves and there is nothing true in us.

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