John 8:50
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New International Version
I am not seeking glory for myself; but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge.

New Living Translation
And though I have no wish to glorify myself, God is going to glorify me. He is the true judge.

English Standard Version
Yet I do not seek my own glory; there is One who seeks it, and he is the judge.

Berean Study Bible
I do not seek My own glory. There is One who seeks it, and He is the Judge.

Berean Literal Bible
Yet I do not seek My glory; there is One seeking it and judging.

New American Standard Bible
"But I do not seek My glory; there is One who seeks and judges.

King James Bible
And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I do not seek My glory; the One who seeks it also judges.

International Standard Version
I don't seek my own glory. There is one who seeks it, and he is the Judge.

NET Bible
I am not trying to get praise for myself. There is one who demands it, and he also judges.

New Heart English Bible
But I do not seek my own glory. There is one who seeks and judges.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But I am not seeking my glory; There is One who seeks and judges.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I don't want my own glory. But there is someone who wants it, and he is the judge.

New American Standard 1977
“But I do not seek My glory; there is One who seeks and judges.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I seek not my own glory; there is one that seeks it and judges.

King James 2000 Bible
And I seek not my own glory: there is one that seeks and judges.

American King James Version
And I seek not my own glory: there is one that seeks and judges.

American Standard Version
But I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I seek not my own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.

Darby Bible Translation
But I do not seek my own glory: there is he that seeks and judges.

English Revised Version
But I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I seek not my own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.

Weymouth New Testament
I, however, am not aiming at glory for myself: there is One who aims at glory for me--and who judges.

World English Bible
But I don't seek my own glory. There is one who seeks and judges.

Young's Literal Translation
and I do not seek my own glory; there is who is seeking and is judging;
Study Bible
Before Abraham was Born, I Am
49“I do not have a demon,” Jesus replied, “but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me. 50I do not seek My own glory. There is One who seeks it, and He is the Judge. 51Truly, truly, I tell you, if anyone keeps My word, he will never see death.”…
Cross References
John 5:41
I do not accept glory from men,

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.

John 8:54
Jesus answered, "If I glorify Myself, My glory means nothing. The One who glorifies Me is My Father, of whom you say 'He is our God.'
Treasury of Scripture

And I seek not my own glory: there is one that seeks and judges.

I seek not.

John 5:41 I receive not honor from men.

John 7:18 He that speaks of himself seeks his own glory: but he that seeks …

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John 5:20-23,45 For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all things that himself …

John 12:47,48 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for …

(50) And I seek not mine own glory.--The words are immediately connected with those which have preceded. They dishonoured Him. This to one who sought His own glory would have been matter of concern. For Him whose whole life was one of self-denial, their dishonour finds nothing which it can wound. His words repeat what He had taught them before. (See Notes on John 5:41; John 7:18.)

There is one that seeketh and judgeth.--Comp. John 5:45. The thought here is that though He Himself seeks not His own glory, the Father seeketh for the honour of the Son, and judgeth between Him and those who dishonour Him. The result of the judgment as to those who keep not His word is expressed in the next verse; and as to Himself in John 16:10.

Verse 50. - But, in honouring my Father, and in quietly bearing your unjustifiable reproaches, I am not seeking my glory (cf. vers. 28, 42; John 7:18). The claim of Christ to be and do so much is made because he has the happiness of the world, the salvation and life of men, and the glory of the Father as his consuming passion. He is not seeking his own glory; he is only crowning himself with the crown of utter self-abnegation. But, while he repudiates all care for his own glory, he knows that, there is One to whom that glory is dear, who seeketh his glory, and with whom it is perfectly safe, and who judgeth with absolute impartiality and infinite knowledge. Westcott quotes in illustration of ὁ ζητῶν, Philo on Genesis 42:22, "He that seeketh [maketh inquisition for blood] is not man, but God, or the Logos, or the Divine Law" ('De Jos.,' 29). I seek not mine own glory,.... In his doctrine, or in his miracles; which showed that he was no impostor, but a true, faithful, and upright person; and though he was so very much reproached and abused, he was not over solicitous of his own character, and of retrieving his honour, and of securing glory from man; he knew that Wisdom was justified of her children, and he committed himself to God that judgeth righteously, who would take care of his glory, and vindicate him from all the unjust charges and insults of men:

there is one that seeketh and judgeth; meaning God his Father, who had his glory at heart; who had glorified him on the mount, and would glorify him again, when he should raise him from the dead, and spread his Gospel in all the world; and when he would judge the nation of the Jews, and bring wrath upon them, upon their nation, city and temple, for their contempt and rejection of him. 50. I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh—that is, evidently, "that seeketh My glory"; requiring "all men to honor the Son even as they honor the Father"; judicially treating him "who honoreth not the Son as honoring not the Father that hath sent Him" (Joh 5:23; and compare Mt 17:5); but giving to Him (Joh 6:37) such as will yet cast their crowns before His throne, in whom He "shall see of the travail of his soul, and be satisfied" (Isa 53:11).8:48-53 Observe Christ's disregard of the applause of men. those who are dead to the praises of men can bear their contempt. God will seek the honour of all who do not seek their own. In these verses we have the doctrine of the everlasting happiness of believers. We have the character of a believer; he is one that keeps the sayings of the Lord Jesus. And the privilege of a believer; he shall by no means see death for ever. Though now they cannot avoid seeing death, and tasting it also, yet they shall shortly be where it will be no more forever, Ex 14:13.
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