English Standard Version
Nor did we seek glory from people, whether from you or from others, though we could have made demands as apostles of Christ.
King James Bible
Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.
American Standard Version
nor seeking glory of men, neither from you nor from others, when we might have claimed authority as apostles of Christ.
Nor sought we glory of men, neither of you, nor of others.
English Revised Version
nor seeking glory of men, neither from you, nor from others, when we might have been burdensome, as apostles of Christ.
Webster's Bible Translation
Nor from men sought we glory, neither from you, nor yet from others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.
Weymouth New Testament
nor did we seek glory either from you or from any other mere men, although we might have stood on our dignity as Christ's Apostles.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Of men (ἐξ ἀνθρώπων)
To extract glory from men.
When we might have been burdensome (δυνάμενοι ἐν βάρει εἶναι)
Lit. being able to be in weight. The phrase ἐν βάρει in weight is unique in N.T., and does not occur in lxx. The better rendering here is to be in authority. Paul means that his position as an apostle would have warranted him in asserting authority or standing on his dignity, which he did not do. Βάρος weight, in the sense of influence, is found in late Greek. Paul's Epistles were called weighty (βαρεῖαι), 2 Corinthians 10:10 : others explain as referring to the apostolic right to exact pecuniary support.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
been burdensome. or, used authority.
I do not receive glory from people.
How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?
1 Corinthians 9:1
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not you my workmanship in the Lord?
1 Corinthians 9:4
Do we not have the right to eat and drink?
2 Corinthians 4:5
For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.
Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required,
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