John 5:44
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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?

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

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?

John 5:44 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Ye believe

Again the emphatic ye, the reason for the emphasis being given in the succeeding clause.

Which receive (λαμβάνοντες)

Literally, receiving (as ye do): seeing that ye receive.

Seek not the honor that cometh from God only (καὶ τὴν δόξαν τὴν μόνου Θεοῦ οὐ ζητεῖτε)

The Rev. gives it capitally, following the Greek order: and the glory that cometh from the only God ye seek not. Not God only, which entirely overlooks the force of the definite article; but the only God. Compare 1 Timothy 6:15, 1 Timothy 6:16; John 17:3; Romans 16:27.

John 5:44 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

can.

John 3:20 For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

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 may you also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.

Romans 8:7,8 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be...

Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

which.

Matthew 23:5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness...

Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

and.

1 Samuel 2:30 Why the LORD God of Israel said, I said indeed that your house, and the house of your father, should walk before me for ever...

2 Chronicles 6:8 But the LORD said to David my father, For as much as it was in your heart to build an house for my name...

Matthew 25:21-23 His lord said to him, Well done, you good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things...

Luke 19:17 And he said to him, Well, you good servant: because you have been faithful in a very little, have you authority over ten cities.

Romans 2:7,10,29 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life...

1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness...

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 of glory, with respect of persons.

1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire...

Cross References
1 Samuel 15:30
Then he said, "I have sinned; yet honor me now before the elders of my people and before Israel, and return with me, that I may bow before the LORD your God."

John 5:41
I do not receive glory from people.

John 12:43
for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.

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

Romans 2:29
But a Jew is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter. His praise is not from man but from God.

1 Thessalonians 2:6
Nor did we seek glory from people, whether from you or from others, though we could have made demands as apostles of Christ.

1 Timothy 1:17
To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

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