Galatians 1:10
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New International Version
Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

New Living Translation
Obviously, I'm not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ's servant.

English Standard Version
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Berean Study Bible
Am I now seeking the approval of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Berean Literal Bible
For presently do I seek approval of men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I were still pleasing men, I would not be a servant of Christ.

New American Standard Bible
For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.

King James Bible
For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For am I now trying to win the favor of people, or God? Or am I striving to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ.

International Standard Version
Am I now trying to win the approval of people or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be the Messiah's servant.

NET Bible
Am I now trying to gain the approval of people, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do I plead now before the children of men or before God, or do I seek to please the children of men? For if until now I have been pleasing men, I have not been a Servant of The Messiah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Am I saying this now to win the approval of people or God? Am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be Christ's servant.

New American Standard 1977
For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For do I now persuade men or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the slave of Christ.

King James 2000 Bible
For do I now seek the favor of men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

American King James Version
For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

American Standard Version
For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? or am I striving to please men? if I were still pleasing men, I should not be a servant of Christ.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? If I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Darby Bible Translation
For do I now seek to satisfy men or God? or do I seek to please men? If I were yet pleasing men, I were not Christ's bondman.

English Revised Version
For am I now persuading men, or God? or am I seeking to please men? if I were still pleasing men, I should not be a servant of Christ.

Webster's Bible Translation
For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Weymouth New Testament
For is it man's favour or God's that I aspire to? Or am I seeking to please men? If I were still a man-pleaser, I should not be Christ's bondservant.

World English Bible
For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? For if I were still pleasing men, I wouldn't be a servant of Christ.

Young's Literal Translation
for now men do I persuade, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if yet men I did please -- Christ's servant I should not be.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:10-14 In preaching the gospel, the apostle sought to bring persons to the obedience, not of men, but of God. But Paul would not attempt to alter the doctrine of Christ, either to gain their favour, or to avoid their fury. In so important a matter we must not fear the frowns of men, nor seek their favour, by using words of men's wisdom. Concerning the manner wherein he received the gospel, he had it by revelation from Heaven. He was not led to Christianity, as many are, merely by education.
Study Bible
Paul Preaches the Gospel
9As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you embraced, let him be under a divine curse! 10Am I now seeking the approval of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ. 11For I certify to you, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not devised by man.…
Cross References
Matthew 6:24
No one can serve two masters: Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Romans 1:1
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, and set apart for the gospel of God,

1 Corinthians 10:33
just as I try to please everyone in all I do. For I am not seeking my own good, but the good of many, that they may be saved.

Ephesians 6:6
And do this not only to please them while they are watching, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart.

Philippians 1:1
Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons:

1 Thessalonians 2:4
Instead, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, not in order to please men but God, who examines our hearts.
Treasury of Scripture

For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

do I now.

Acts 4:19,20 But Peter and John answered and said to them, Whether it be right …

Acts 5:29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to …

2 Corinthians 5:9-11 Why we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him…

1 Thessalonians 2:4 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, …

persuade.

1 Samuel 21:7 Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained …

Matthew 28:14 And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.

Acts 12:20 And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: but …

Romans 2:8 But to them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but …

1 John 3:9 Whoever is born of God does not commit sin; for his seed remains …

do I seek.

2 Corinthians 12:19 Again, think you that we excuse ourselves to you? we speak before …

1 Thessalonians 2:4 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, …

for if.

Matthew 22:16 And they sent out to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, …

Romans 15:1,2 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, …

1 Corinthians 10:33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, …

Ephesians 6:6 Not with eye-service, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, …

Colossians 3:22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; …

James 4:4 You adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friendship …

the servant. See on

Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated …

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