2 Corinthians 10:18
Good News Translation
For it is when the Lord thinks well of us that we are really approved, and not when we think well of ourselves.

Contemporary English Version
You may brag about yourself, but the only approval that counts is the Lord's approval.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For not he who commendeth himself is approved: but he, whom God commendeth.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For not he who commendeth himself is approved: but he, whom God commendeth.

not.

2 Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not match or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but we measure ourselves by ourselves and compare ourselves with ourselves.

2 Corinthians 3:1 Do we begin again to commend ourselves? Or do we need (as some do) epistles of commendation to you, or from you?

2 Corinthians 5:12 We commend not ourselves again to you, but give you occasion to glory in our behalf: that you may have somewhat to answer them who glory in face, and not in heart.

Proverbs 21:2 Every way of a man seemeth right to himself: but the Lord weigheth the hearts.

Proverbs 27:2 Let another praise thee, and not thy own mouth: a stranger, and not thy own lips.

Luke 16:15 And he said to them: you are they who justify yourselves before men, but God knoweth your hearts. For that which is high to men is an abomination before God.

Luke 18:10-14 Two men went up into the temple to pray: the one a Pharisee and the other a publican. . . .

approved.

2 Corinthians 6:4 But in all things let us exhibit ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in tribulation, in necessities, in distresses,

2 Corinthians 13:7 Now we pray God that you may do no evil, not that we may appear approved, but that you may do that which is good and that we may be as reprobates.

Acts 2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him, in the midst of you, as you also know:

Romans 14:18 For he that in this serveth Christ pleaseth God and is approved of men.

Romans 16:10 Salute Apellas, approved in Christ.

1 Corinthians 11:19 For there must be also heresies: that they also, who are approved may be made manifest among you.

2 Timothy 2:15 Carefully study to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

but.

Matthew 25:20-23 And he that had received the five talents coming, brought other five talents, saying: Lord, thou didst deliver to me five talents. Behold I have gained other five over and above. . . .

John 5:42-44 But I know you, that you have not the love of God in you. . . .

John 12:43 For they loved the glory of men more than the glory of God.

Romans 2:29 But he is a Jew that is one inwardly and the circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit not in the letter: whose praise is not of men, but of God.

1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore, judge not before the time: until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts. And then shall every man have praise from God.

1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith (much more precious than gold which is tried by the fire) may be found unto praise and glory and honour at the appearing of Jesus Christ.

Context
Paul's Apostolic Authority
17But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. 18For not he who commendeth himself is approved: but he, whom God commendeth.
Cross References
Proverbs 27:2
Let another praise thee, and not thy own mouth: a stranger, and not thy own lips.

Romans 2:29
But he is a Jew that is one inwardly and the circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit not in the letter: whose praise is not of men, but of God.

1 Corinthians 4:5
Therefore, judge not before the time: until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts. And then shall every man have praise from God.

2 Corinthians 3:1
Do we begin again to commend ourselves? Or do we need (as some do) epistles of commendation to you, or from you?

2 Corinthians 10:12
For we dare not match or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but we measure ourselves by ourselves and compare ourselves with ourselves.

Additional Translations
For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.

For the one commending himself, this one is not approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.

For not he that commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.

For not he that commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.

For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.

For it is not the man that commends himself who is really approved, but he whom the Lord commends.

For it isn't he who commends himself who is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

for not he who is commending himself is approved, but he whom the Lord doth commend.
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