2 Corinthians 10:18
For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.
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2 Corinthians 10:12
We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they show their ignorance.

2 Corinthians 3:1
Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you?

2 Corinthians 5:12
We are not commending ourselves to you again. Instead, we are giving you an occasion to be proud of us, so that you can answer those who take pride in appearances rather than in the heart.

Proverbs 21:2
All a man's ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart.

Proverbs 27:2
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth--a stranger, and not your own lips.

Luke 16:15
So He said to them, "You are the ones who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is prized among men is detestable before God.

Luke 18:10-14
"Two men went up to the temple to pray. One was a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. . . .


2 Corinthians 6:4
Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships, and calamities;

2 Corinthians 13:7
Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong--not that we will appear to have stood the test, but that you will do what is right, even if we appear to have failed.

Acts 2:22
Men of Israel, listen to this message: Jesus of Nazareth was a man certified by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs, which God did among you through Him, as you yourselves know.

Romans 14:18
For whoever serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men.

Romans 16:10
Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ. Greet those who belong to the household of Aristobulus.

1 Corinthians 11:19
And indeed, there must be differences among you to show which of you are approved.

2 Timothy 2:15
Make every effort to present yourself approved to God, an unashamed workman who accurately handles the word of truth.


Matthew 25:20-23
The servant who had received five talents came and presented five more. 'Master, ' he said, 'you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.' . . .

John 5:42-44
but I know you, that you do not have the love of God within you. . . .

John 12:43
For they loved praise from men more than praise from God.

Romans 2:29
No, a man is a Jew because he is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a man's praise does not come from men, but from God.

1 Corinthians 4:5
Therefore judge nothing before the proper time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men's hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.

1 Peter 1:7
so that the authenticity of your faith--more precious than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire--may result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Parallel Verses
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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For it is not he who praises himself who is approved, but he whom THE LORD JEHOVAH shall praise.
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