1 Corinthians 4:4
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New International Version
My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me.

New Living Translation
My conscience is clear, but that doesn't prove I'm right. It is the Lord himself who will examine me and decide.

English Standard Version
For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me.

Berean Study Bible
My conscience is clear, but that does not vindicate me. It is the Lord who judges me.

Berean Literal Bible
For I am conscious of nothing against myself, yet I have not been justified by this; but the One judging me is the Lord.

New American Standard Bible
For I am conscious of nothing against myself, yet I am not by this acquitted; but the one who examines me is the Lord.

King James Bible
For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I am not conscious of anything against myself, but I am not justified by this. The One who evaluates me is the Lord.

International Standard Version
For my conscience is clear, but that does not vindicate me. It is the Lord who examines me.

NET Bible
For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not acquitted because of this. The one who judges me is the Lord.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For I am not troubled over anything in myself, but I am not justified by this, for my judge is THE LORD JEHOVAH.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have a clear conscience, but that doesn't mean I have God's approval. It is the Lord who cross-examines me.

New American Standard 1977
For I am conscious of nothing against myself, yet I am not by this acquitted; but the one who examines me is the Lord.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For although I have nothing on my conscience, yet am I not hereby justified, but he that judges me is the Lord.

King James 2000 Bible
For I know nothing against myself; yet am I not thereby justified: but he that judges me is the Lord.

American King James Version
For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judges me is the Lord.

American Standard Version
For I know nothing against myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I am not conscious to myself of any thing, yet am I not hereby justified; but he that judgeth me, is the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
For I am conscious of nothing in myself; but I am not justified by this: but he that examines me is the Lord.

English Revised Version
For I know nothing against myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I know nothing against myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.

Weymouth New Testament
Though I am not conscious of having been in any way unfaithful, yet I do not for that reason stand acquitted; but He whose scrutiny I must undergo is the Lord.

World English Bible
For I know nothing against myself. Yet I am not justified by this, but he who judges me is the Lord.

Young's Literal Translation
for of nothing to myself have I been conscious, but not in this have I been declared right -- and he who is discerning me is the Lord:
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:1-6 Apostles were no more than servants of Christ, but they were not to be undervalued. They had a great trust, and for that reason, had an honourable office. Paul had a just concern for his own reputation, but he knew that he who chiefly aimed to please men, would not prove himself a faithful servant of Christ. It is a comfort that men are not to be our final judges. And it is not judging well of ourselves, or justifying ourselves, that will prove us safe and happy. Our own judgment is not to be depended upon as to our faithfulness, any more than our own works for our justification. There is a day coming, that will bring men's secret sins into open day, and discover the secrets of their hearts. Then every slandered believer will be justified, and every faithful servant approved and rewarded. The word of God is the best rule by which to judge as to men. Pride commonly is at the bottom of quarrels. Self-conceit contributes to produce undue esteem of our teachers, as well as of ourselves. We shall not be puffed up for one against another, if we remember that all are instruments, employed by God, and endowed by him with various talents.
Study Bible
Servants of Christ
3I care very little, however, if I am judged by you or by any human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. 4My conscience is clear, but that does not vindicate me. It is the Lord who judges me. 5Therefore judge nothing before the proper time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men’s hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.…
Cross References
Psalm 143:2
And do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no man living is righteous.

Proverbs 29:26
Many seek the ruler's favor, But justice for man comes from the LORD.

Acts 23:1
Paul looked directly at the Sanhedrin and said, "Brothers, I have conducted myself before God in all good conscience to this day."

Romans 2:13
For it is not the hearers of the Law who are righteous before God, but it is the doers of the Law who will be declared righteous.

1 Corinthians 4:3
I care very little, however, if I am judged by you or by any human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself.

2 Corinthians 1:12
And this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in relation to you, in the holiness and sincerity that are from God--not in worldly wisdom, but in the grace of God.
Treasury of Scripture

For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judges me is the Lord.

For. [Ouden gar emauto sunoida] 'For I am not conscious to myself of any guilt' or neglect of duty. Wetstien has shown, from the classics, that this is the proper signification of [suneidein.]

I know.

Job 27:6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall …

Psalm 7:3-5 O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands…

John 21:17 He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me? …

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that …

1 John 3:20,21 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knows …

yet.

Job 9:2,3,20 I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God…

Job 15:14 What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, …

Job 25:4 How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that …

Job 40:4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer you? I will lay my hand on my mouth.

Psalm 19:12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse you me from secret faults.

Psalm 130:3 If you, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

Psalm 143:2 And enter not into judgment with your servant: for in your sight …

Proverbs 21:2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD ponders the hearts.

Romans 3:19,20 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them …

Romans 4:2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he has whereof to glory; …

but.

1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who …

Psalm 26:12 My foot stands in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the LORD.

Psalm 50:6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge …

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every …

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