1 Corinthians 3:21
New International Version
So then, no more boasting about human leaders! All things are yours,

New Living Translation
So don’t boast about following a particular human leader. For everything belongs to you—

English Standard Version
So let no one boast in men. For all things are yours,

Berean Study Bible
Therefore, stop boasting in men. All things are yours,

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours,

King James Bible
Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;

New King James Version
Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours:

New American Standard Bible
So then, no one is to be boasting in people. For all things belong to you,

NASB 1995
So then let no one boast in men. For all things belong to you,

NASB 1977
So then let no one boast in men. For all things belong to you,

Amplified Bible
So let no one boast in men [about their wisdom, or of having this or that one as a leader]. For all things are yours,

Christian Standard Bible
So let no one boast in human leaders, for everything is yours —

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So no one should boast in human leaders, for everything is yours--

American Standard Version
Wherefore let no one glory in men. For all things are yours;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore, let no man glory in the children of men, for everything is yours,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let no man therefore glory in men.

English Revised Version
Wherefore let no one glory in men. For all things are yours;

Good News Translation
No one, then, should boast about what human beings can do. Actually everything belongs to you:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So don't brag about people. Everything belongs to you.

International Standard Version
So let no one boast about human beings, since everything belongs to you,

Literal Standard Version
So then, let no one glory in men, for all things are yours,

NET Bible
So then, no more boasting about mere mortals! For everything belongs to you,

New Heart English Bible
Therefore let no one boast about people. For all things are yours,

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore let no one boast about his human teachers.

World English Bible
Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours,

Young's Literal Translation
So then, let no one glory in men, for all things are yours,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Worldly Wisdom
20And again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.” 21Therefore, stop boasting in men. All things are yours, 22whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future. All of them belong to you,…

Cross References
Isaiah 20:5
Those who made Cush their hope and Egypt their boast will be dismayed and ashamed.

Romans 8:32
He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also, along with Him, freely give us all things?

1 Corinthians 4:6
Brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us not to go beyond what is written. Then you will not take pride in one man over another.

2 Corinthians 6:10
sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.


Treasury of Scripture

Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are your's;

glory.

1 Corinthians 3:4-7
For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? …

1 Corinthians 1:12
Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.

1 Corinthians 4:6
And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.

For.

Romans 4:13
For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

Romans 8:28,32
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose…

2 Corinthians 4:5,15
For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake…









(21) Therefore.--Not because of what has been mentioned, but introducing what he is about to mention. Let party-spirit cease. Do not degrade yourselves by calling yourselves after the names of any man, for everything is yours--then teachers only exist for you. The enthusiasm of the Apostle, as he speaks of the privileges of Christians, leads him on beyond the bare assertion necessary to the logical conclusion of the argument, and enlarging the idea he dwells, in a few brief and impressive utterances, on the limitless possessions--in life and in death, in the present life and that which is future--which belong to those who are united with Christ. But they must remember that all this is theirs because they "are Christ's." They are possessors because possessed by Him. "His service is their perfect freedom" as the Collect in the English Prayer Book puts it, or, more strikingly, as it occurs in the Latin version, "Whom to serve, is to reign."

Verse 21. - Wherefore. St. Paul, with this word, concludes the argument of warning of the previous section, as in 1 Corinthians 3:7; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 8:38; 11:33; 14:39; 15:58 (Wordsworth). All things are yours. It is always a tendency of Christians to underrate the grandeur of their privileges by exaggerating their supposed monopoly of some of them, while many equally rich advantages are at their disposal. Instead of becoming partisans of special teachers, and champions of separate doctrines, they might enjoy all that was good in the doctrine of all teachers, whether they were prophets, or pastors, or evangelists (Ephesians 4:11, 12). The true God gives us all things richly to enjoy (1 Timothy 6:17).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Therefore
Ὥστε (Hōste)
Conjunction
Strong's 5620: So that, therefore, so then, so as to. From hos and te; so too, i.e. Thus therefore.

stop
μηδεὶς (mēdeis)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3367: No one, none, nothing.

boasting
καυχάσθω (kauchasthō)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2744: To boast; I glory (exult) proudly. From some base akin to that of aucheo and euchomai; to vaunt.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

men.
ἀνθρώποις (anthrōpois)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

All things
πάντα (panta)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

are
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

yours,
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.


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