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17 But the one who boasts must boast in the Lord.[a] 18 For it is not the person who commends himself who is approved, but the person the Lord commends.

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  1. 2 Corinthians 10:17 tn The traditional translation (“let the one who boasts boast in the Lord”) can be understood as merely permissive by the English reader, but the Greek verb καυχάσθω (kauchasthō) is a third person A quotation from Jer 9:24 (also quoted in 1 Cor 1:31).

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