New Living Translation
My conscience is clear, but that doesn't prove I'm right. It is the Lord himself who will examine me and decide.
King James Bible
For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.
Darby Bible Translation
For I am conscious of nothing in myself; but I am not justified by this: but he that examines me is the Lord.
World English Bible
For I know nothing against myself. Yet I am not justified by this, but he who judges me is the Lord.
Young's Literal Translation
for of nothing to myself have I been conscious, but not in this have I been declared right -- and he who is discerning me is the Lord:
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:4 I am not conscious to myself of anything evil; yet am I not hereby justified - I depend not on this, as a sufficient justification of myself in God's account. But he that judgeth me is the Lord - By his sentence I am to stand or fall.
LibraryCharacters Will be Disclosed, and Justice Awarded.
"--Judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both wilt bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts; and then shall everyman have praise of God." St. Paul having professed himself a minister of Christ, and steward of the mysteries of God, acknowledged the obligations of fidelity, and disclaimed anxious concern respecting the opinion entertained of him by his fellow men, because the Lord was his judge, here adds a caution, reprehensive …
Andrew Lee et al—Sermons on Various Important Subjects
Human Characters Determined Only by Divine Decision.
Against Vain and Worldly Knowledge
Don't put your servant on trial, for no one is innocent before you.
Many seek the ruler's favor, but justice comes from the LORD.
Gazing intently at the high council, Paul began: "Brothers, I have always lived before God with a clear conscience!"
For merely listening to the law doesn't make us right with God. It is obeying the law that makes us right in his sight.
1 Corinthians 4:3
As for me, it matters very little how I might be evaluated by you or by any human authority. I don't even trust my own judgment on this point.
2 Corinthians 1:12
We can say with confidence and a clear conscience that we have lived with a God-given holiness and sincerity in all our dealings. We have depended on God's grace, not on our own human wisdom. That is how we have conducted ourselves before the world, and especially toward you.
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