44 How can you believe since you accept glory from one another but do not seek the glory that comes from the only God[a]?(A)

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Footnotes

  1. John 5:44 Some early manuscripts the Only One

43 for they loved human praise(A) more than praise from God.(B)

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Therefore judge nothing(A) before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes.(B) He will bring to light(C) what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God.(D)

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18 For it is not the one who commends himself(A) who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.(B)

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10 Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people?(A) If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

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On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel.(A) We are not trying to please people(B) but God, who tests our hearts.(C)

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Rather, it should be that of your inner self,(A) the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.(B)

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