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?
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?
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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."
I do not receive glory from people.
for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.
And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
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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