2 Corinthians 10:18
Strong's Lexicon
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

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

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

the [one]
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

who commends
συνιστάνων (synistanōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4921: To place together, commend, prove, exhibit; instrans: I stand with; To be composed of, cohere.

himself
ἑαυτὸν (heauton)
Reflexive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

[who is]
ἐκεῖνός (ekeinos)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1565: That, that one there, yonder. From ekei; that one (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.

approved,
δόκιμος (dokimos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1384: Approved, acceptable, tried. From dokeo; properly, acceptable, i.e. Approved.

but
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

the one whom
ὃν (hon)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lord
Κύριος (Kyrios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

commends.
συνίστησιν (synistēsin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4921: To place together, commend, prove, exhibit; instrans: I stand with; To be composed of, cohere.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
For it is not the one commending himself who is approved, but the one the Lord commends.

New American Standard Bible
For it is not he who commends himself that is approved, but he whom the Lord commends.

King James Bible
For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.

New Living Translation
When people commend themselves, it doesn't count for much. The important thing is for the Lord to commend them.

English Standard Version
For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.

New American Standard Bible
For it is not he who commends himself that is approved, but he whom the Lord commends.

King James Bible
For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For it is not the one commending himself who is approved, but the one the Lord commends.

International Standard Version
It is not the person who commends himself who is approved, but the person whom the Lord commends.

NET Bible
For it is not the person who commends himself who is approved, but the person the Lord commends.

American Standard Version
For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.

English Revised Version
For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.

Young's Literal Translation
for not he who is commending himself is approved, but he whom the Lord doth commend.






Cross References
Proverbs 27:2
Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

Romans 2:29
But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

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, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

2 Corinthians 3:1
Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?

2 Corinthians 10:12
For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

2 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia:

2 Corinthians 10:17
But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

2 Corinthians 10:16
To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man's line of things made ready to our hand.

2 Corinthians 10:15
Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,

2 Corinthians 11:1
Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me.

2 Corinthians 11:2
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
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