Galatians 6:4
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English Standard Version
But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor.

King James Bible
But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

American Standard Version
But let each man prove his own work, and then shall he have his glorying in regard of himself alone, and not of his neighbor.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But let every one prove his own work, and so he shall have glory in himself only, and not in another.

English Revised Version
But let each man prove his own work, and then shall he have his glorying in regard of himself alone, and not of his neighbour.

Webster's Bible Translation
But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

Weymouth New Testament
But let every man scrutinize his own conduct, and then he will find out, not with reference to another but with reference to himself, what he has to boast of.

Galatians 6:4 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Prove (δοκιμαζέτω)

In Class. of assaying metals Comp. lxx, Proverbs 8:10; Proverbs 17:3; Sir. 2:5: also 1 Corinthians 3:13; 1 Peter 1:7. It is the classical verb for testing money; see Plato, Tim. 65 C. Δοκιμάζειν and πυροῦσθαι to burn or try by fire occur together, Jeremiah 9:7; Psalm 11:6; Psalm 65:10. Generally, to prove or examine, as 1 Corinthians 11:28; 1 Thessalonians 5:21. To accept that which is approved, 1 Corinthians 16:3; 2 Corinthians 8:22; 1 Thessalonians 2:4.

Rejoicing (τὸ καύχημα)

Better, as giving the force of the article, "his glorying." Καύχημα is the matter or ground of glorying, see Romans 4:2; 1 Corinthians 9:15; not the act (καύχησις), as Romans 3:27; 2 Corinthians 1:12.

In himself (εἰς ἑαυτὸν)

Better, with regard to himself, or as concerns. For this use of εἰς see Romans 4:20; Romans 15:2; Romans 16:6; Ephesians 3:16. Not, he will keep his glorying to himself or abstain from boasting. He means that if, on examination, one finds in himself anything to boast of, his cause of boasting will lie simply and absolutely in that, and not in his merit as compared, to his own advantage, with that of another.

Another (τὸν ἕτερον)

Better, the other, or, as Rev., his neighbor. See on Matthew 6:24.

Galatians 6:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

prove.

Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain my own ways before him.

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Psalm 26:2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.

1 Corinthians 11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.

2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know you not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you...

rejoicing.

Proverbs 14:14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

1 Corinthians 4:3,4 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yes, I judge not my own self...

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom...

1 John 3:19-22 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him...

and not.

Galatians 6:13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.

Luke 18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, that I am not as other men are, extortionists, unjust, adulterers...

1 Corinthians 1:12,13 Now this I say, that every one of you said, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ...

1 Corinthians 3:21-23 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours...

1 Corinthians 4:6,7 And these things, brothers, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes...

2 Corinthians 11:12,13 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory...

Cross References
1 Corinthians 3:8
He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor.

1 Corinthians 3:14
If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward.

1 Corinthians 11:28
Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.

Philippians 1:26
so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, because of my coming to you again.

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