New Living Translation
When people commend themselves, it doesn't count for much. The important thing is for the Lord to commend them.
King James Bible
For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.
Darby Bible Translation
For not he that commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.
World English Bible
For it isn't he who commends himself who is approved, but whom the Lord commends.
Young's Literal Translation
for not he who is commending himself is approved, but he whom the Lord doth commend.
2 Corinthians 10:18 Parallel
Commentary2 Corinthians 10:18 Parallel Commentaries
As introductory to the following dissertation, I shall explain and define certain terms that frequently occur in it, especially canon, apocryphal, ecclesiastical, and the like. A right apprehension of these will make the observations advanced respecting the canon and its formation plainer. The words have not been taken in the same sense by all, a fact that obscures their sense. They have been employed more or less vaguely by different writers. Varying ideas have been attached to them. The Greek …
Samuel Davidson—The Canon of the Bible
"If we Say that we have not Sinned, we Make Him a Liar, and his Word is not in Us. "
"Because the Carnal Mind is Enmity against God, for it is not Subject to the Law of God, Neither Indeed Can Be. "
Of the Joy of a Good Conscience
Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth--a stranger, not your own lips.
No, a true Jew is one whose heart is right with God. And true circumcision is not merely obeying the letter of the law; rather, it is a change of heart produced by God's Spirit. And a person with a changed heart seeks praise from God, not from people.
1 Corinthians 4:5
So don't make judgments about anyone ahead of time--before the Lord returns. For he will bring our darkest secrets to light and will reveal our private motives. Then God will give to each one whatever praise is due.
2 Corinthians 3:1
Are we beginning to praise ourselves again? Are we like others, who need to bring you letters of recommendation, or who ask you to write such letters on their behalf? Surely not!
2 Corinthians 10:12
Oh, don't worry; we wouldn't dare say that we are as wonderful as these other men who tell you how important they are! But they are only comparing themselves with each other, using themselves as the standard of measurement. How ignorant!
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