John 12:43
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English Standard Version
for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.

King James Bible
For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

American Standard Version
for they loved the glory that is of men more than the glory that is of God.

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

English Revised Version
for they loved the glory of men more than the glory of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

Weymouth New Testament
For they loved the glory that comes from men rather than the glory that comes from God.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Praise (δόξαν)

Much better, Rev., glory, because suggesting a contrast with the vision of divine glory referred to in John 12:41. Compare John 5:44.

Than (ἤπερ)

The word cannot be rendered by a corresponding word in English The force is, "more than the glory of God, though He is so much more glorious." The word is found nowhere else in the New Testament. Some authorities read ὕπερ, above.

John 12:43 Parallel Commentaries

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

Matthew 6:2 Therefore when you do your alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets...

Matthew 23:5-7 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments...

Luke 16:15 And he said to them, You are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts...

Psalm 22:29 All they that be fat on earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him...

1 Thessalonians 2:6 Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

the praise of God.

John 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor.

John 8:54 Jesus answered, If I honor myself, my honor is nothing: it is my Father that honors me; of whom you say, that he is your God:

1 Samuel 2:30 Why the LORD God of Israel said, I said indeed that your house, and the house of your father, should walk before me for ever...

Luke 19:17 And he said to him, Well, you good servant: because you have been faithful in a very little, have you authority over ten cities.

Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life:

1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness...

2 Corinthians 10:18 For not he that commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

1 Peter 1:7,8 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire...

1 Peter 3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit...

Cross References
1 Samuel 15:30
Then he said, "I have sinned; yet honor me now before the elders of my people and before Israel, and return with me, that I may bow before the LORD your God."

Proverbs 29:25
The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe.

John 5:41
I do not receive glory from people.

John 5:44
How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?

John 7:18
The one who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood.

Romans 2:29
But a Jew is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter. His praise is not from man but from God.

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