2 Corinthians 3:1
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English Standard Version
Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you, or from you?

King James Bible
Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?

American Standard Version
Are we beginning again to commend ourselves? or need we, as do some, epistles of commendation to you or from you?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Do we begin again to commend ourselves? Or do we need (as some do) epistles of commendation to you, or from you?

English Revised Version
Are we beginning again to commend ourselves? or need we, as do some, epistles of commendation to you or from you?

Webster's Bible Translation
Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you.

Weymouth New Testament
Do you say that this is self-recommendation once more? Or do we need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you or from you?

2 Corinthians 3:1 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Do we begin again

Rev., are we beginning. As if anticipating, the taunt so often repeated, that he had no commendatory letters, and therefore was forced to commend himself by self-laudation and by dishonest means. See 2 Corinthians 4:2; 2 Corinthians 10:12. You will say, "You are beginning again the old strain of self-commendation as in the first epistle." See 1 Corinthians 1 Corinthians 9:15-21.

To commend (συνιστάναι)

See on Romans 3:5. Some others. Others is superfluous. The reference is to certain false teachers accredited by churches or by other well-known teachers.

2 Corinthians 3:1 Parallel Commentaries

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begin.

2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:12 For we commend not ourselves again to you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf...

2 Corinthians 10:8,12 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord has given us for edification, and not for your destruction...

2 Corinthians 12:11,19 I am become a fool in glorying; you have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you...

1 Corinthians 3:10 According to the grace of God which is given to me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another builds thereon...

1 Corinthians 4:15 For though you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have you not many fathers...

1 Corinthians 10:33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

epistles.

Acts 18:27 And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brothers wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come...

1 Corinthians 16:3 And when I come, whomsoever you shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality to Jerusalem.

Cross References
Acts 18:27
And when he wished to cross to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived, he greatly helped those who through grace had believed,

Romans 16:1
I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church at Cenchreae,

1 Corinthians 16:3
And when I arrive, I will send those whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem.

2 Corinthians 5:12
We are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you cause to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast about outward appearance and not about what is in the heart.

2 Corinthians 10:12
Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding.

2 Corinthians 10:18
For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.

2 Corinthians 12:11
I have been a fool! You forced me to it, for I ought to have been commended by you. For I was not at all inferior to these super-apostles, even though I am nothing.

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