John 5:44
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New International Version
How can you believe since you accept glory from one another but do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?

New Living Translation
No wonder you can't believe! For you gladly honor each other, but you don't care about the honor that comes from the one who alone is God.

English Standard Version
How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?

Berean Study Bible
How can you believe if you accept glory from one another, yet do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?

Berean Literal Bible
How are you able to believe, receiving glory from one another, and you do not seek the glory that is from the only God?

New American Standard Bible
"How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?

King James Bible
How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How can you believe? While accepting glory from one another, you don't seek the glory that comes from the only God.

International Standard Version
How can you believe when you accept each other's praise and do not look for the praise that comes from the only God?

NET Bible
How can you believe, if you accept praise from one another and don't seek the praise that comes from the only God?

New Heart English Bible
How can you believe, who receive glory from one another, and you do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
How can you believe, who are accepting glory one from another, and you are not seeking the glory of The One God?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How can you believe when you accept each other's praise and don't look for the praise that comes from the only God?

New American Standard 1977
“How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another, and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?

Jubilee Bible 2000
How can ye believe, who take glory one from another, and seek not the glory that comes only from God?

King James 2000 Bible
How can you believe, who receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that comes from God only?

American King James Version
How can you believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that comes from God only?

American Standard Version
How can ye believe, who receive glory one of another, and the glory that cometh from the only God ye seek not?

Douay-Rheims Bible
How can you believe, who receive glory one from another: and the glory which is from God alone, you do not seek?

Darby Bible Translation
How can ye believe, who receive glory one of another, and seek not the glory which [comes] from God alone?

English Revised Version
How can ye believe, which receive glory one of another, and the glory that cometh from the only God ye seek not?

Webster's Bible Translation
How can ye believe, who receive honor one from another, and seek not the honor that cometh from God only?

Weymouth New Testament
How is it possible for you to believe, while you receive glory from one another and have no desire for the glory that comes from the only God?

World English Bible
How can you believe, who receive glory from one another, and you don't seek the glory that comes from the only God?

Young's Literal Translation
how are ye able -- ye -- to believe, glory from one another receiving, and the glory that is from God alone ye seek not?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:39-44 The Jews considered that eternal life was revealed to them in their Scriptures, and that they had it, because they had the word of God in their hands. Jesus urged them to search those Scriptures with more diligence and attention. Ye do search the Scriptures, and ye do well to do so. They did indeed search the Scriptures, but it was with a view to their own glory. It is possible for men to be very studious in the letter of the Scriptures, yet to be strangers to its power. Or, Search the Scriptures, and so it was spoken to them in the nature of an appeal. Ye profess to receive and believe the Scripture, let that be the judge. It is spoken to us as advising or commanding all Christians to search the Scriptures. Not only read them, and hear them, but search them; which denotes diligence in examining and studying them. We must search the Scriptures for heaven as our great end; For in them ye think ye have eternal life. We must search the Scriptures for Christ, as the new and living Way, that leads to this end. To this testimony Christ adds reproofs of their unbelief and wickedness; their neglect of him and his doctrine. Also he reproves their want of the love of God. But there is life with Jesus Christ for poor souls. Many who make a great profession of religion, yet show they want the love of God, by their neglect of Christ and contempt of his commandments. It is the love of God in us, the love that is a living, active principle in the heart, which God will accept. They slighted and undervalued Christ, because they admired and overvalued themselves. How can those believe, who make the praise and applause of men their idol! When Christ and his followers are men wondered at, how can those believe, the utmost of whose ambition is to make a fair show in the flesh!
Study Bible
The Witness of Scripture
43I have come in My Father’s name, and you have not received Me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will receive him. 44How can you believe if you accept glory from one another, yet do not seek the glory that comes from the only God? 45Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, in whom you have put your hope.…
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."

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

John 12:43
For they loved praise from men more than praise from God.

John 17:3
Now this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.

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.

1 Thessalonians 2:6
Nor did we seek praise from you or from anyone else, although as apostles of Christ we had authority to demand it.

1 Timothy 1:17
Now to the King eternal, immortal, and invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

Jude 1:25
to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all time, and now, and for all eternity. Amen.
Treasury of Scripture

How can you believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that comes from God only?

can.

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John 8:43 Why do you not understand my speech? even because you cannot hear my word.

John 12:43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

Jeremiah 13:23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then …

Romans 8:7,8 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject …

Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of …

which.

Matthew 23:5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad …

Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, …

Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness …

and.

1 Samuel 2:30 Why the LORD God of Israel said, I said indeed that your house, and …

2 Chronicles 6:8 But the LORD said to David my father, For as much as it was in your …

Matthew 25:21-23 His lord said to him, Well done, you good and faithful servant: you …

Luke 19:17 And he said to him, Well, you good servant: because you have been …

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

2 Corinthians 10:18 For not he that commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

James 2:1 My brothers, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord …

1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold …

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