New Living Translation
Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth--a stranger, not your own lips.
King James Bible
Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
Darby Bible Translation
Let another praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
World English Bible
Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.
Young's Literal Translation
Let another praise thee, and not thine own mouth, A stranger, and not thine own lips.
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LibraryThe Wandering Bird
A Sermon (No. 3453) published on Thursday, April 8th, 1915, delivered by C.H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place."--Proverbs 27:8. Solomon spoke from observation. He had seen certain persons of a vagrant kind, and he perceived that they seldom or never prospered. Moreover, he spoke from inspiration as well as from observation, hence the sagacity of the philosopher is in this case supported by the austerity …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Epistle xxvii. To Anastasius, Bishop.
Second Sunday Before Lent
2 Corinthians 10:12
Oh, don't worry; we wouldn't dare say that we are as wonderful as these other men who tell you how important they are! But they are only comparing themselves with each other, using themselves as the standard of measurement. How ignorant!
2 Corinthians 10:18
When people commend themselves, it doesn't count for much. The important thing is for the Lord to commend them.
2 Corinthians 12:11
You have made me act like a fool--boasting like this. You ought to be writing commendations for me, for I am not at all inferior to these "super apostles," even though I am nothing at all.
It's not good to eat too much honey, and it's not good to seek honors for yourself.
A stone is heavy and sand is weighty, but the resentment caused by a fool is even heavier.
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