John 12:43
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New International Version
for they loved human praise more than praise from God.

New Living Translation
For they loved human praise more than the praise of God.

English Standard Version
for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.

Berean Study Bible
For they loved praise from men more than praise from God.

Berean Literal Bible
For they loved the glory of men more than the glory of God.

New American Standard Bible
for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God.

King James Bible
For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For they loved praise from men more than praise from God.

International Standard Version
For they loved the praise of human beings more than the praise of God.

NET Bible
For they loved praise from men more than praise from God.

New Heart English Bible
for they loved men's praise more than God's praise.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They were more concerned about what people thought of them than about what God thought of them.

New American Standard 1977
for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
for they loved the glory of men more than the glory of God.

King James 2000 Bible
For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

American King James Version
For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

American Standard Version
for they loved the glory that is of men more than the glory that is of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they loved the glory of men more than the glory of God.

Darby Bible Translation
for they loved glory from men rather than glory from God.

English Revised Version
for they loved the glory of men more than the glory of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

Weymouth New Testament
For they loved the glory that comes from men rather than the glory that comes from God.

World English Bible
for they loved men's praise more than God's praise.

Young's Literal Translation
for they loved the glory of men more than the glory of God.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:37-43 Observe the method of conversion implied here. Sinners are brought to see the reality of Divine things, and to have some knowledge of them. To be converted, and truly turned from sin to Christ, as their Happiness and Portion. God will heal them, will justify and sanctify them; will pardon their sins, which are as bleeding wounds, and mortify their corruptions, which are as lurking diseases. See the power of the world in smothering convictions, from regard to the applause or censure of men. Love of the praise of men, as a by-end in that which is good, will make a man a hypocrite when religion is in fashion, and credit is to be got by it; and love of the praise of men, as a base principle in that which is evil, will make a man an apostate, when religion is in disgrace, and credit is to be lost for it.
Study Bible
Belief and Unbelief
42Nevertheless, many of the leaders believed in Him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue. 43For they loved praise from men more than praise from God. 44Then Jesus cried out, “Whoever believes in Me does not believe in Me alone, but in the One who sent Me.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 15:30
Then he said, "I have sinned; but please honor me now before the elders of my people and before Israel, and go back with me, that I may worship the LORD your God."

Proverbs 29:25
The fear of man brings a snare, But he who trusts in the LORD will be exalted.

John 5:41
I do not accept glory from men,

John 5:44
How can you believe if you accept glory from one another, yet do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?

John 7:18
He who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory, but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is a man of truth; in Him there is no falsehood.

Romans 2:29
No, a man is a Jew because he is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a man's praise does not come from men, but from God.
Treasury of Scripture

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