Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

He that speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but he that seeks the glory of him that has sent him, he is true, and unrighteousness is not in him.

New American Standard Bible

He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

King James Version

He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.

Holman Bible

The one who speaks for himself seeks his own glory. But He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

International Standard Version

The one who speaks on his own seeks his own praise. But the one who seeks the praise of him who sent him is genuine, and there's nothing false in him.

A Conservative Version

He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory, but he who seeks the glory of him who sent him, this man is true, and unrighteousness is not in him.

American Standard Version

He that speaketh from himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh the glory of him that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.

Amplified

He who speaks on his own accord seeks glory and honor for himself. But He who seeks the glory and the honor of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness or deception in Him.

An Understandable Version

The person who speaks on his own authority is [just] trying to gain honor for himself. But the One who tries to gain honor from God, who sent Him, is [committed to] truth, and there is nothing false in His heart.

Anderson New Testament

He who speaks of himself, seeks his own glory; he who seeks the glory of him that sent him, he is true, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

Bible in Basic English

The man whose words come from himself is looking for glory for himself, but he who is looking for the glory of him who sent him--that man is true and there is no evil in him.

Common New Testament

He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but he who seeks the glory of the One who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood.

Daniel Mace New Testament

he that speaks from himself, has a view to his own glory: but he that has a view to his glory that sent him, deserves credit, and is a stranger to all imposture.

Godbey New Testament

He that speaketh from himself seeketh his own glory: he that seeketh the glory of Him that sent Him, the same is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

Goodspeed New Testament

Whoever speaks simply for himself is looking for honor for himself, but whoever looks for honor for the person who has sent him shows his sincerity; there is no dishonesty about him.

John Wesley New Testament

He that speaketh of himself, seeketh his own glory; but he that seekth the glory of him that sent him, the same is true, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

Julia Smith Translation

He speaking from himself, seeks his own glory: but he seeking the glory of him having sent him, he is true, and no injustice is in him.

King James 2000

He that speaks of himself seeks his own glory: but he that seeks his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The one who speaks from himself seeks his own glory. But the one who seeks the glory of the one who sent him--this one is true, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

Modern King James verseion

He who speaks of himself seeks his own glory, but he who seeks the glory of Him who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that speaketh of himself, seeketh his own praise. But he that seeketh his praise that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.

Moffatt New Testament

He who talks on his own authority aims at his own credit, but he who aims at the credit of the person who sent him, he is sincere, and there is no dishonesty in him.

Montgomery New Testament

"The man who speaks on his own authority is always seeking his own glory. But one who is eager for the glory of Him who sent him, he is true, and therefore is nothing false about him.

NET Bible

The person who speaks on his own authority desires to receive honor for himself; the one who desires the honor of the one who sent him is a man of integrity, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

New Heart English Bible

He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory, but he who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.

Noyes New Testament

He that speaketh from himself seeketh his own glory; but he that seeketh the glory of him that sent him, he is true, and in him is no unrighteousness.

Sawyer New Testament

He that speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but he that seeks the glory of him that sent him, this [man] is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.

The Emphasized Bible

He that, from himself, doth speak, his own glory, is seeking: he that seeketh the glory of him that sent him, the same, is, true, and, injustice, in him, is there none.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

He that speaketh from himself, seeks his own individual honour: but he that seeketh the glory of him that sent him, he is true, and iniquity in him there is none.

Twentieth Century New Testament

The man who speaks on his own authority seeks honor for himself; but the man who seeks the honor of him that sent him is sincere, and there is nothing false in him.

Webster

He that speaketh from himself, seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.

Weymouth New Testament

The man whose teaching originates with himself aims at his own glory. He who aims at the glory of Him who sent him teaches the truth, and there is no deception in him.

Williams New Testament

Whoever utters merely his own ideas is seeking his own honor, but whoever seeks the honor of him who sent him is sincere, and there is no dishonesty in him.

World English Bible

He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory, but he who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.

Worrell New Testament

He that speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He Who seeketh the glory of Him Who sent Him the Same is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

Worsley New Testament

He, that speaketh from himself, seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh the glory of Him that sent him is true, and there is no imposture in him.

Youngs Literal Translation

'He who is speaking from himself his own glory doth seek, but he who is seeking the glory of him who sent him, this one is true, and unrighteousness is not in him;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235

of
ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

ζητέω 
Zeteo 
Usage: 79

ἴδιος 
Idios 
Usage: 96

δόξα 
Doxa 
δόξα 
Doxa 
Usage: 141
Usage: 141

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ζητέω 
Zeteo 
Usage: 79

his
πέμπω 
Pempo 
Usage: 39

πέμπω 
Pempo 
Usage: 39

him

Usage: 0

the same
οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585
Usage: 585

ἀληθής 
Alethes 
Usage: 17

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

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

G93
ἀδικία 
Adikia 
Usage: 20

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

Devotionals

Devotionals about John 7:18

Images John 7:18

Context Readings

Jesus At The Feast Of Tabernacles

17 If any one desire to practise his will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is of God, or that I speak from myself. 18 He that speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but he that seeks the glory of him that has sent him, he is true, and unrighteousness is not in him. 19 Has not Moses given you the law, and no one of you practises the law? Why do ye seek to kill me?



Cross References

John 5:41

I do not receive glory from men,

Exodus 32:10-13

And now let me alone, that my anger may burn against them, and I may consume them; and I will make of thee a great nation.

Numbers 11:29

But Moses said to him, Enviest thou for my sake? would that all Jehovah's people were prophets, and that Jehovah would put his Spirit upon them!

Proverbs 25:27

It is not good to eat much honey; and to search into weighty matters is itself a weight.

Matthew 6:9

Thus therefore pray ye: Our Father who art in the heavens, let thy name be sanctified,

John 3:26-30

And they came to John and said to him, Rabbi, he who was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, he baptises, and all come to him.

John 8:49-50

Jesus answered, I have not a demon; but I honour my Father, and ye dishonour me.

John 8:54

Jesus answered, If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing: it is my Father who glorifies me, of whom ye say, He is our God.

John 11:4

But when Jesus heard it, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified by it.

John 12:28

Father, glorify thy name. There came therefore a voice out of heaven, I both have glorified and will glorify it again.

John 13:31-32

When therefore he was gone out Jesus says, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him.

John 17:4-5

I have glorified thee on the earth, I have completed the work which thou gavest me that I should do it;

1 Corinthians 10:31-33

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatever ye do, do all things to God's glory.

Galatians 6:12-14

As many as desire to have a fair appearance in the flesh, these compel you to be circumcised, only that they may not be persecuted because of the cross of Christ.

Philippians 2:3-5

let nothing be in the spirit of strife or vain glory, but, in lowliness of mind, each esteeming the other as more excellent than themselves;

1 Thessalonians 2:6

nor seeking glory from men, neither from you nor from others, when we might have been a charge as Christ's apostles;

1 Peter 4:11

If any one speak as oracles of God; if any one minister as of strength which God supplies; that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory and the might for the ages of ages. Amen.

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