2 Corinthians 8:21
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New International Version
For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of man.

New Living Translation
We are careful to be honorable before the Lord, but we also want everyone else to see that we are honorable.

English Standard Version
for we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord’s sight but also in the sight of man.

Berean Study Bible
For we are taking great care to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord, but also in the eyes of men.

Berean Literal Bible
For we are taking great care to do what is right, not only before the Lord, but also before men.

New American Standard Bible
for we have regard for what is honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

King James Bible
Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For we are making provision for what is right, not only before the Lord but also before men.

International Standard Version
We intend to do what is right, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of people.

NET Bible
For we are concerned about what is right not only before the Lord but also before men.

New Heart English Bible
Having regard for honorable things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For we are concerned for what is right, not only before God, but also before men.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We intend to do what is right, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of people.

New American Standard 1977
for we have regard for what is honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

Jubilee Bible 2000
providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

King James 2000 Bible
Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

American King James Version
Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

American Standard Version
for we take thought for things honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For we forecast what may be good not only before God, but also before men.

Darby Bible Translation
for we provide for things honest, not only before [the] Lord, but also before men.

English Revised Version
for we take thought for things honourable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

Webster's Bible Translation
Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

Weymouth New Testament
For we seek not only God's approval of our integrity, but man's also.

World English Bible
Having regard for honorable things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

Young's Literal Translation
providing right things, not only before the Lord, but also before men;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:16-24 The apostle commends the brethren sent to collect their charity, that it might be known who they were, and how safely they might be trusted. It is the duty of all Christians to act prudently; to hinder, as far as we can, all unjust suspicions. It is needful, in the first place, to act uprightly in the sight of God, but things honest in the sight of men should also be attended to. A clear character, as well as a pure conscience, is requisite for usefulness. They brought glory to Christ as instruments, and had obtained honour from Christ to be counted faithful, and employed in his service. The good opinion others have of us, should be an argument with us to do well.
Study Bible
Titus Commended
20We hope to avoid any criticism of the way we administer this generous gift. 21For we are taking great care to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord, but also in the eyes of men. 22And we are sending along with them our brother, whose earnestness has been proven many times and in many ways, and now even more so by his great confidence in you.…
Cross References
Ruth 3:14
So she lay at his feet until morning and rose before one could recognize another; and he said, "Let it not be known that the woman came to the threshing floor."

Proverbs 3:4
So you will find favor and good repute In the sight of God and man.

Romans 12:17
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Carefully consider what is right in the eyes of everybody.

Romans 14:18
For whoever serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men.

2 Corinthians 8:20
We hope to avoid any criticism of the way we administer this generous gift.

2 Corinthians 8:22
And we are sending along with them our brother, whose earnestness has been proven many times and in many ways, and now even more so by his great confidence in you.

1 Timothy 3:7
Furthermore, he must have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the snare of the devil.

1 Peter 2:12
Conduct yourselves with such honor among the Gentiles that, though they slander you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us.
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