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You like to receive praise from one another, but you do not try to win praise from the one who alone is God; how, then, can you believe me?
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
How can you believe, who receive glory one from another: and the glory which is from God alone, you do not seek?
John 3:20 For every one that doth evil hateth the light and cometh not to the light, that his works may not be reproved.
John 8:43 Why do you not know my speech? Because you cannot hear my word.
John 12:43 For they loved the glory of men more than the glory of God.
Jeremiah 13:23 If the Ethiopian can change his skin, or the leopard his spots: you also may do well, when you have learned evil.
Romans 8:7,8 Because the wisdom of the flesh is an enemy to God. For it is not subject to the law of God: neither can it be. . . .
Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest perhaps there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, to depart from the living God.
Matthew 23:5 And all their works they do for to be seen of men. For they make their phylacteries broad and enlarge their fringes.
Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest: which are fornication, uncleanness, immodesty, luxury, . . .
Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through contention: neither by vain glory. But in humility, let each esteem others better than themselves:
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.
2 Chronicles 6:8 The Lord said to him: Forasmuch as it was thy will to build a house to my name, thou hast done well indeed in having such a will:
Matthew 25:21-23 His lord said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant, because thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will place thee over many things. Enter thou into the joy of thy lord. . . .
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 2:7,10,29 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.
James 2:1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ of glory, with respect of persons.
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.
ContextThe Witness of Scripture
…43I am come in the name of my Father, and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive. 44How can you believe, who receive glory one from another: and the glory which is from God alone, you do not seek? 45Think not that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one that accuseth you, Moses, in whom you trust.…
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.
I receive not glory from men.
For they loved the glory of men more than the glory of God.
Now this is eternal life: That they may know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
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 Thessalonians 2:6
Nor sought we glory of men, neither of you, nor of others.
1 Timothy 1:17
Now to the king of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
To the only God our Saviour through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory and magnificence, empire and power, before all ages, and now, and for all ages of ages. Amen.
Additional TranslationsHow can you believe if you accept glory from one another, yet do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?
How are you able to believe, receiving glory from one another, and you do not seek the glory that is from the only God?
How can you believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that comes from God only?
How can ye believe, who receive glory one of another, and the glory that cometh from the only God ye seek not?
How can ye believe, who receive glory one of another, and seek not the glory which [comes] from God alone?
How can ye believe, which receive glory one of another, and the glory that cometh from the only God ye seek not?
How can ye believe, who receive honor one from another, and seek not the honor that cometh from God only?
How is it possible for you to believe, while you receive glory from one another and have no desire for the glory that comes from the only God?
How can you believe, who receive glory from one another, and you don't seek the glory that comes from the only God?
how are ye able -- ye -- to believe, glory from one another receiving, and the glory that is from God alone ye seek not?
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