Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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 any person thinks himself to be somebody [too important to condescend to shoulder another's load] when he is nobody [of superiority except in his own estimation], he deceives and deludes and cheats 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:

Bible in Basic English

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives 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 Carry one another’s burdens; in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. 3 For if anyone considers himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4 But each person should examine his own work, and then he will have a reason for boasting in himself alone, and not in respect to someone else.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 3:18

No one should deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks he is wise in this age, he must become foolish so that he can become wise.

2 Corinthians 12:11

I have become a fool; you forced it on me. I should have been endorsed by you, since I am not in any way inferior to the “super-apostles,” even though I am nothing.

Romans 12:3

For by the grace given to me, I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he should think. Instead, think sensibly, as God has distributed a measure of faith to each one.

1 Corinthians 8:2

If anyone thinks he knows anything, he does not yet know it as he ought to know it.

Galatians 2:6

Now from those recognized as important (what they really were makes no difference to me; God does not show favoritism)—they added nothing to me.

Proverbs 25:14

The man who boasts about a gift that does not exist
is like clouds and wind without rain.

Proverbs 26:12

Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee took his standand was praying like this: ‘God, I thank You that I’m not like other people —greedy, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.

Romans 12:16

Be in agreement with one another. Do not be proud; instead, associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own estimation.

1 Corinthians 13:2

If I have the gift of prophecy
and understand all mysteries
and all knowledge,
and if I have all faith
so that I can move mountains
but do not have love, I am nothing.

2 Corinthians 3:5

It is not that we are competent in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our competence is from God.

2 Timothy 3:13

Evil people and impostors will become worse, deceiving and being deceived.

James 1:22

But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

James 1:26

If anyone thinks he is religious without controlling his tongue, then his religion is useless and he deceives himself.

1 John 1:8

If we say, “We have no sin,” we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

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