New International Version
for they loved human praise more than praise from God.
King James Bible
For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
Darby Bible Translation
for they loved glory from men rather than glory from God.
World English Bible
for they loved men's praise more than God's praise.
Young's Literal Translation
for they loved the glory of men more than the glory of God.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They loved the praise of men - Δοξαν, the glory or honor that cometh from men.
How common are these four obstacles of faith! says Quesnel:
1. Too great a regard to men.
2. Riches and temporal advantages.
3. The fear of disgrace.
4. The love of the praise of men.
Abundance of persons persuade themselves that they love God more than the world, till some trying occasion fully convinces them of their mistake. It is a very great misfortune for a person not to know himself but by his falls; but it is the greatest of all not to rise again after he has fallen. This is generally occasioned by the love of the praise of men, because in their account it is more shameful to rise again than it was to fall at first.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the praise of God.
Chester Cathedral. 1870. St John xii. 24, 25. "Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal." This is our Lord's own parable. In it He tells us that His death, His resurrection, His ascension, is a mystery which we may believe, not only because the Bible tells us of it, but because …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
September 22 Evening
The Universal Magnet
The Son of Man
1 Samuel 15:30
Saul replied, "I have sinned. But please honor me before the elders of my people and before Israel; come back with me, so that I may worship the LORD your God."
Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.
"I do not accept glory from human beings,
How can you believe since you accept glory from one another but do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?
Whoever speaks on their own does so to gain personal glory, but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him.
No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person's praise is not from other people, but from God.
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