Parallel Verses

Twentieth Century New Testament

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

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:

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.

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.

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 Bear one another's burdens, and so carry out the Law of the Christ. 3 If a man imagines himself to be somebody, when he is really nobody, he deceives himself. 4 Let every one test his own work, and then his cause for satisfaction will be in himself and not in a comparison of himself with his neighbor;


Cross References

1 Corinthians 3:18

Let no one deceive himself. If any one among you imagines that, as regards this world, he is a wise man, let him become a 'fool,' that he may become wise.

2 Corinthians 12:11

I have been "playing the fool!" It is you who drove me to it. For it is you who ought to have been commending me! Although I am nobody, in no respect did I prove inferior to the most eminent Apostles.

Romans 12:3

In fulfillment of the charge with which I have been entrusted, I bid every one of you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think, but to think till he learns to think soberly--in accordance with the measure of faith that God has allotted to each.

1 Corinthians 8:2

If a man thinks that he knows anything, he has not yet reached that knowledge which he ought to have reached.

Galatians 2:6

Of those who are thought somewhat highly of--what they once were makes no difference to me; God does not recognize human distinctions--those, I say, who are thought highly of added nothing to my Message.

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee stood forward and began praying to himself in this way--'O God, I thank thee that I am not like other men-- thieves, rogues, adulterers--or even like this tax-gatherer.

Romans 12:16

Let the same spirit of sympathy animate you all, not a spirit of pride; be glad to associate with the lowly. Do not think too highly of yourselves.

1 Corinthians 13:2

Even though I have the gift of preaching, and fathom all hidden truths and all the depths of knowledge; even though I have such faith as might move mountains, yet have not Love, I am nothing!

2 Corinthians 3:5

I do not mean that we are fit to form any judgment by ourselves, as if on our own authority;

2 Timothy 3:13

but wicked people and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving others and deceived themselves.

James 1:22

Put that Message into practice, and do not merely listen to it--deceiving yourselves.

James 1:26

When a man appears to be religious, yet does not bridle his tongue, but imposes upon his own conscience, that man's religious observances are valueless.

1 John 1:8

If we say that there is no sin in us, we are deceiving ourselves, and the Truth has no place in us.

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