2 Corinthians 10:17
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New International Version
But, "Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord."

New Living Translation
As the Scriptures say, "If you want to boast, boast only about the LORD."

English Standard Version
“Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

New American Standard Bible
But HE WHO BOASTS IS TO BOAST IN THE LORD.

King James Bible
But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the one who boasts must boast in the Lord.

International Standard Version
"The person who boasts should boast in the Lord."

NET Bible
But the one who boasts must boast in the Lord.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But he who boasts, let him boast in THE LORD JEHOVAH.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Whoever brags should brag about what the Lord has done."

Jubilee Bible 2000
But he that glories, let him glory in the Lord.

King James 2000 Bible
But he that glories, let him glory in the Lord.

American King James Version
But he that glories, let him glory in the Lord.

American Standard Version
But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
But he that boasts, let him boast in the Lord.

English Revised Version
But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

Webster's Bible Translation
But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

Weymouth New Testament
But "whoever boasts, let his boast be in the Lord."

World English Bible
But "he who boasts, let him boast in the Lord."

Young's Literal Translation
and he who is boasting -- in the Lord let him boast;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:12-18 If we would compare ourselves with others who excel us, this would be a good method to keep us humble. The apostle fixes a good rule for his conduct; namely, not to boast of things without his measure, which was the measure God had distributed to him. There is not a more fruitful source of error, than to judge of persons and opinions by our own prejudices. How common is it for persons to judge of their own religious character, by the opinions and maxims of the world around them! But how different is the rule of God's word! And of all flattery, self-flattery is the worst. Therefore, instead of praising ourselves, we should strive to approve ourselves to God. In a word, let us glory in the Lord our salvation, and in all other things only as evidences of his love, or means of promoting his glory. Instead of praising ourselves, or seeking the praise of men, let us desire that honour which cometh from God only.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 17. - But he that glorieth, etc.; literally, he that boasteth, etc. (see note on 1 Corinthians 1:31; Jeremiah 9:24).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. Not in himself, nor in his outward circumstances of life, or inward endowments of mind; not in his natural or acquired parts; not in his wisdom, knowledge, learning, and eloquence; nor in his own righteousness, labours, and services, much less in other men's labours; nor in his own sense of himself; nor in the opinion and popular applause of others; but in the Lord Jesus Christ, as the author and donor of all gifts, natural and spiritual; in his wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption; and in his judgment and approbation of men and things, which sense the following words direct unto.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

17. glorieth—Translate, to accord with 2Co 10:16, "boasteth." In contrast to his opponents' practice of boasting in another's line or sphere, Paul declares the only true boasting is in the Lord (1Co 1:31; 15:10).

2 Corinthians 10:17 Additional Commentaries
Context
Paul Defends his Ministry
16so as to preach the gospel even to the regions beyond you, and not to boast in what has been accomplished in the sphere of another. 17But HE WHO BOASTS IS TO BOAST IN THE LORD. 18For it is not he who commends himself that is approved, but he whom the Lord commends.
Cross References
Jeremiah 9:24
but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight," declares the LORD.

1 Corinthians 1:31
Therefore, as it is written: "Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord."
Treasury of Scripture

But he that glories, let him glory in the Lord.

Psalm 105:3 Glory you in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

Psalm 106:5 That I may see the good of your chosen, that I may rejoice in the …

Isaiah 41:16 You shall fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind …

Isaiah 45:25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.

Isaiah 65:16 That he who blesses himself in the earth shall bless himself in the …

Jeremiah 4:2 And you shall swear, The LORD lives, in truth, in judgment, and in …

Jeremiah 9:23,24 Thus said the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither …

Romans 5:11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, …

1 Corinthians 1:29,31 That no flesh should glory in his presence…

Galatians 6:13,14 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but …

Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and …

James 1:9,10 Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted…

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