John 12:43
Good News Translation
They loved human approval rather than the approval of God.

New Revised Standard Version
for they loved human glory more than the glory that comes from God.

Contemporary English Version
And besides, the leaders liked praise from others more than they liked praise from God.

New American Bible
For they preferred human praise to the glory of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they loved the glory of men more than the glory of God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For they loved the glory of men more than the glory of God.


John 5:41,44 I receive not glory from men. . . .

Matthew 6:2 Therefore when thou dost an alms-deed, sound not a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be honoured by men. Amen I say to you, they have received their reward.

Matthew 23:5-7 And all their works they do for to be seen of men. For they make their phylacteries broad and enlarge their fringes. . . .

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.

Psalm 22:29 All the fat ones of the earth have eaten and have adored: all they that go down to the earth shall fall before him.

1 Thessalonians 2:6 Nor sought we glory of men, neither of you, nor of others.

the praise of God.

John 12:26 If any man minister to me, let him follow me: and where I am, there also shall my minister be. If any man minister to me, him will my Father honour.

John 8:54 Jesus answered: If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father that glorifieth me, of whom you say that he is your God.

1 Samuel 2:30 Wherefore thus saith the Lord the God of Israel: I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should minister in my sight, for ever. But now saith the Lord: Far be this from me: but whosoever shall glorify me, him will I glorify: but they that despise me, shall be despised.

Luke 19:17 And he said to him: Well done, thou good servant, because thou hast been faithful in a little, thou shalt have power over ten cities.

Romans 2:7 To them indeed who, according to patience in good work, seek glory and honour and incorruption, eternal life:

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 10:18 For not he who commendeth himself is approved: but he, whom God commendeth.

1 Peter 1:7,8 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. . . .

1 Peter 3:4 But the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptibility of a quiet and a meek spirit which is rich in the sight of God.

Belief and Unbelief
42However, many of the chief men also believed in him: but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, that they might not be cast out of the synagogue. 43For they loved the glory of men more than the glory of God. 44But Jesus cried and said: He that believeth in me doth not believe in me, but in him that sent me.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 15:30
Then he said: I have sinned: yet honour me now before the ancients of my people, and before Israel, and return with me, that I may adore the Lord thy God.

Proverbs 29:25
He that feareth man shall quickly fall: he that trusteth in the Lord, shall be set on high.

John 5:41
I receive not glory from men.

John 5:44
How can you believe, who receive glory one from another: and the glory which is from God alone, you do not seek?

John 7:18
He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh the glory of him that sent him, he is true and there is no injustice in him.

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.

John 12:42
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