2 Corinthians 5:12
Good News Translation
We are not trying again to recommend ourselves to you; rather, we are trying to give you a good reason to be proud of us, so that you will be able to answer those who boast about people's appearance and not about their character.

Contemporary English Version
We are not trying once more to brag about ourselves. But we want you to be proud of us, when you are with those who are not sincere and brag about what others think of them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

New American Bible
We are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you an opportunity to boast of us, so that you may have something to say to those who boast of external appearance rather than of the heart.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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.

we.

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 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 10:8,12,18 For if also I should boast somewhat more of our power, which the Lord hath given us unto edification and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed. . . .

2 Corinthians 12:11 I am become foolish. You have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended by you. For I have no way come short of them that are above measure apostles, although I be nothing.

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

give.

2 Corinthians 1:14 As also you have known us in part, that we are your glory: as you also are ours, in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:12-16 But what I do, that I will do: that I may cut off the occasion from them that desire occasion: that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we. . . .

2 Corinthians 12:1-9 If I must glory (it is not expedient indeed) but I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. . . .

appearance.

Galatians 6:12-14 For as many as desire to please in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised, only that they may not suffer the persecution of the cross of Christ. . . .

Context
Ambassadors for Christ
11Knowing therefore the fear of the Lord, we use persuasion to men: but to God we are manifest. And I trust also that in your consciences we are manifest. 12We 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. 13For whether we be transported in mind, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for you.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 1:14
As also you have known us in part, that we are your glory: as you also are ours, in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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 10:7
See the things that are according to outward appearance. If any man trust to himself, that he is Christ's let him think this again with himself, that as he is Christ's, so are we also.

Philippians 1:26
That your rejoicing may abound in Christ Jesus for me, by my coming to you again.

Additional Translations
We are not commending ourselves to you again. Instead, we are giving you an occasion to be proud of us, so that you can answer those who take pride in appearances rather than in the heart.

We are not commending ourselves to you again, but are giving to you occasion of boasting on behalf of us, so that you may have an answer toward those boasting in appearance, and not in the heart.

For we commend not ourselves again to you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that you may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.

We are not again commending ourselves unto you, but'speak as giving you occasion of glorying on our behalf, that ye may have wherewith to answer them that glory in appearance, and not in heart.

[For] we do not again commend ourselves to you, but [we are] giving to you occasion of boast in our behalf, that ye may have [such] with those boasting in countenance, and not in heart.

We are not again commending ourselves unto you, but speak as giving you occasion of glorying on our behalf, that ye may have wherewith to answer them that glory in appearance, and not in heart.

For we commend not ourselves again to you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them who glory in appearance, and not in heart.

We are not again commending ourselves to your favour, but are furnishing you with a ground of boasting on our behalf, so that you may have a reply ready for those with whom superficial appearances are everything and sincerity of heart counts for nothing.

For we are not commending ourselves to you again, but speak as giving you occasion of boasting on our behalf, that you may have something to answer those who boast in appearance, and not in heart.

for not again ourselves do we recommend to you, but we are giving occasion to you of glorifying in our behalf, that ye may have something in reference to those glorifying in face and not in heart;
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