John 8:50
New International Version
I am not seeking glory for myself; but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge.

New Living Translation
And though I have no wish to glorify myself, God is going to glorify me. He is the true judge.

English Standard Version
Yet I do not seek my own glory; there is One who seeks it, and he is the judge.

Berean Study Bible
I do not seek My own glory. There is One who seeks it, and He is the Judge.

Berean Literal Bible
Yet I do not seek My glory; there is One seeking it and judging.

King James Bible
And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.

New King James Version
And I do not seek My own glory; there is One who seeks and judges.

New American Standard Bible
But I am not seeking My glory; there is One who seeks it, and judges.

NASB 1995
“But I do not seek My glory; there is One who seeks and judges.

NASB 1977
“But I do not seek My glory; there is One who seeks and judges.

Amplified Bible
However, I am not seeking glory for Myself. There is One who seeks [glory for Me] and judges [those who dishonor Me].

Christian Standard Bible
I do not seek my own glory; there is one who seeks it and judges.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I do not seek My glory; the One who seeks it also judges.

American Standard Version
But I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But I am not seeking my glory; There is One who seeks and judges.”

Contemporary English Version
I don't want honor for myself. But there is one who wants me to be honored, and he is also the one who judges.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I seek not my own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.

Good News Translation
I am not seeking honor for myself. But there is one who is seeking it and who judges in my favor.

International Standard Version
I don't seek my own glory. There is one who seeks it, and he is the Judge.

Literal Standard Version
and I do not seek My own glory; there is [One] who is seeking and is judging;

New American Bible
I do not seek my own glory; there is one who seeks it and he is the one who judges.

NET Bible
I am not trying to get praise for myself. There is one who demands it, and he also judges.

New Revised Standard Version
Yet I do not seek my own glory; there is one who seeks it and he is the judge.

New Heart English Bible
But I do not seek my own glory. There is one who seeks and judges.

Weymouth New Testament
I, however, am not aiming at glory for myself: there is One who aims at glory for me--and who judges.

World English Bible
But I don't seek my own glory. There is one who seeks and judges.

Young's Literal Translation
and I do not seek my own glory; there is who is seeking and is judging;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Before Abraham was Born, I Am
49“I do not have a demon,” Jesus replied, “but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me. 50 I do not seek My own glory. There is One who seeks it, and He is the Judge. 51Truly, truly, I tell you, if anyone keeps My word, he will never see death.”…

Cross References
John 5:41
I do not accept glory from men,

John 7:18
He who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory, but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is a man of truth; in Him there is no falsehood.

John 8:54
Jesus answered, "If I glorify Myself, My glory means nothing. The One who glorifies Me is My Father, of whom you say 'He is our God.'


Treasury of Scripture

And I seek not my own glory: there is one that seeks and judges.

I seek not.

John 5:41
I receive not honour from men.

John 7:18
He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.

there.

John 5:20-23,45
For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel…

John 12:47,48
And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world…











(50) And I seek not mine own glory.--The words are immediately connected with those which have preceded. They dishonoured Him. This to one who sought His own glory would have been matter of concern. For Him whose whole life was one of self-denial, their dishonour finds nothing which it can wound. His words repeat what He had taught them before. (See Notes on John 5:41; John 7:18.)

There is one that seeketh and judgeth.--Comp. John 5:45. The thought here is that though He Himself seeks not His own glory, the Father seeketh for the honour of the Son, and judgeth between Him and those who dishonour Him. The result of the judgment as to those who keep not His word is expressed in the next verse; and as to Himself in John 16:10.

Verse 50. - But, in honouring my Father, and in quietly bearing your unjustifiable reproaches, I am not seeking my glory (cf. vers. 28, 42; John 7:18). The claim of Christ to be and do so much is made because he has the happiness of the world, the salvation and life of men, and the glory of the Father as his consuming passion. He is not seeking his own glory; he is only crowning himself with the crown of utter self-abnegation. But, while he repudiates all care for his own glory, he knows that, there is One to whom that glory is dear, who seeketh his glory, and with whom it is perfectly safe, and who judgeth with absolute impartiality and infinite knowledge. Westcott quotes in illustration of ὁ ζητῶν, Philo on Genesis 42:22, "He that seeketh [maketh inquisition for blood] is not man, but God, or the Logos, or the Divine Law" ('De Jos.,' 29).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
I
ἐγὼ (egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

{do} not
οὐ (ou)
Adverb
Strong's 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

seek
ζητῶ (zētō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2212: To seek, search for, desire, require, demand. Of uncertain affinity; to seek; specially, to worship, or to plot.

My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

[own]
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

glory.
δόξαν (doxan)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1391: From the base of dokeo; glory, in a wide application.

There is
ἔστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

One 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.

seeks [it],
ζητῶν (zētōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2212: To seek, search for, desire, require, demand. Of uncertain affinity; to seek; specially, to worship, or to plot.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

He is the Judge.
κρίνων (krinōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2919: Properly, to distinguish, i.e. Decide; by implication, to try, condemn, punish.


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