New Living Translation
No wonder you can't believe! For you gladly honor each other, but you don't care about the honor that comes from the one who alone is God.
King James Bible
How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
Darby Bible Translation
How can ye believe, who receive glory one of another, and seek not the glory which comes from God alone?
World English Bible
How can you believe, who receive glory from one another, and you don't seek the glory that comes from the only God?
Young's Literal Translation
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:44 While ye receive honour - That is, while ye seek the praise of men rather than the praise of God. At the feast of pentecost, kept in commemoration of the giving the law from Mount Sinai, their sermons used to be full of the praises of the law, and of the people to whom it was given. How mortifying then must the following words of our Lord be to them, while they were thus exulting in Moses and his law!
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We know that we have passed from death unto life.--I JOHN 3:14. He that heareth my word and believeth on him that sent me hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.--He that hath the Son hath life, and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. He which stablisheth us with you in Christ and hath anointed us, is God; who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.--Hereby we know that we are of the truth and shall …
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1 Samuel 15:30
Then Saul pleaded again, "I know I have sinned. But please, at least honor me before the elders of my people and before Israel by coming back with me so that I may worship the LORD your God."
"Your approval means nothing to me,
For they loved human praise more than the praise of God.
And this is the way to have eternal life--to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.
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 Thessalonians 2:6
As for human praise, we have never sought it from you or anyone else.
1 Timothy 1:17
All honor and glory to God forever and ever! He is the eternal King, the unseen one who never dies; he alone is God. Amen.
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