1 Corinthians 1:31
New International Version
Therefore, as it is written: "Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord."

New Living Translation
Therefore, as the Scriptures say, “If you want to boast, boast only about the LORD.”

English Standard Version
so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

Berean Study Bible
Therefore, as it is written: “Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.”

Berean Literal Bible
in order that, as it has been written: "The one boasting, let him boast in the Lord."

King James Bible
That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

New King James Version
that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the LORD.”

New American Standard Bible
so that, just as it is written: “LET THE ONE WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD.”

NASB 1995
so that, just as it is written, "LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD."

NASB 1977
that, just as it is written, “LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD.”

Amplified Bible
so then, as it is written [in Scripture], “HE WHO BOASTS and GLORIES, LET HIM BOAST and GLORY IN THE LORD.”

Christian Standard Bible
in order that, as it is written: Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
in order that, as it is written: The one who boasts must boast in the Lord.

American Standard Version
that, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
According to what is written: “Whoever boasts, let him boast of THE LORD JEHOVAH.”

Contemporary English Version
So if you want to brag, do what the Scriptures say and brag about the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That, as it is written: He that glorieth, may glory in the Lord.

English Revised Version
that, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

Good News Translation
So then, as the scripture says, "Whoever wants to boast must boast of what the Lord has done."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As Scripture says, "Whoever brags must brag about what the Lord has done."

International Standard Version
Therefore, as it is written, "The person who boasts must boast in the Lord."

Literal Standard Version
that, according as it has been written: “He who is glorying—let him glory in the LORD.”

NET Bible
so that, as it is written, "Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord."

New Heart English Bible
so that, as it is written, "Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord."

Weymouth New Testament
in order that it may be as Scripture says, "He who boasts--let his boast be in the Lord."

World English Bible
that, according as it is written, "He who boasts, let him boast in the Lord."

Young's Literal Translation
that, according as it hath been written, 'He who is glorying -- in the Lord let him glory.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Wisdom from God
30It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God: our righteousness, holiness, and redemption. 31Therefore, as it is written: “Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.”

Cross References
Psalm 34:2
My soul boasts in the LORD; let the oppressed hear and rejoice.

Jeremiah 4:2
and if you can swear, 'As surely as the LORD lives,' in truth, in justice, and in righteousness, then the nations will be blessed by Him, and in Him they will glory."

Jeremiah 9:23
This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, nor the strong man in his strength, nor the wealthy man in his riches.

Jeremiah 9:24
But let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD, who exercises loving devotion, justice and righteousness on the earth--for I delight in these things," declares the LORD.

Romans 4:2
If Abraham was indeed justified by works, he had something to boast about, but not before God.

1 Corinthians 4:6
Brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us not to go beyond what is written. Then you will not take pride in one man over another.

2 Corinthians 10:17
Rather, "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord."


Treasury of Scripture

That, according as it is written, He that glories, let him glory in the Lord.

1 Chronicles 16:10,35
Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD…

Psalm 105:3
Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

Isaiah 41:16
Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the LORD, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.









(31) That.--So that it might be as the prophet wrote, "He that boasteth, let him boast in the Lord." This is not a literal quotation, but only an adaptation and paraphrase from the LXX. of Jeremiah 9:23-24. Our only true boasting before God is that we are in Christ, that all we have we owe entirely to Him; we can only glory in, not ourselves or what we have or are, but in the fact that He is our benefactor. Thus, in St. Chrysostom's quaint words, Paul "always fasteneth them on with nails to the name of Christ."

This concludes St. Paul's general explanation of God's method, and he then turns to his own conduct, to show how entirely it was in harmony with God's plan, which he has just explained and vindicated.

Verse 31. - As it is written. A compressed quotation from the Septuagint Version of Jeremiah 9:23, 24; 1 Samuel 2:10. Let him glory in the Lord. The word rendered "glory" is more literally, boast. The reference is to Jeremiah 9:23, 24; 1 Samuel 2:10 (LXX.). The prevalence of "boasting" among the Corinthians and their teachers drove St. Paul to dwell much on this word - from which he so greatly shrinks - in 2 Corinthians 10:12. (where the word occurs twenty times), and to insist that the only true object in which a Christian can glory is the cross (Galatians 6:14), not in himself, or in the world, or in men.





Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Therefore,
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

as
καθὼς (kathōs)
Adverb
Strong's 2531: According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. From kata and hos; just as, that.

it is written:
γέγραπται (gegraptai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1125: A primary verb; to 'grave', especially to write; figuratively, to describe.

“{Let} him who
(Ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

boasts
καυχώμενος (kauchōmenos)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2744: To boast; I glory (exult) proudly. From some base akin to that of aucheo and euchomai; to vaunt.

boast
καυχάσθω (kauchasthō)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2744: To boast; I glory (exult) proudly. From some base akin to that of aucheo and euchomai; to vaunt.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[the] Lord.”
Κυρίῳ (Kyriō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.


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