2 Corinthians 10:18
Context
Paul Defends his Ministry

1Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you: 2But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, with which I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. 3For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. 7Do you look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's. 8For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord has given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed: 9That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters. 10For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible. 11Let such an one think this, that, such as we are in word by letters when we are absent, such will we be also in deed when we are present. 12For 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. 13But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God has distributed to us, a measure to reach even to you. 14For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not to you: for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ: 15Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men's labors; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly, 16To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man's line of things made ready to our hand. 17But he that glories, let him glory in the Lord. 18For not he that commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.
Cross References
Proverbs 27:2
Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your 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, letters 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.


Treasury of Scripture

For not he that commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

not.

2 Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves...

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

2 Corinthians 5:12 For we commend not ourselves again to you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf...

Proverbs 21:2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD ponders the hearts.

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

Luke 16:15 And he said to them, You are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts...

Luke 18:10-14 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican...

approved.

2 Corinthians 6:4 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

2 Corinthians 13:7 Now I pray to God that you do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that you should do that which is honest...

Acts 2:22 You men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs...

Romans 14:18 For he that in these things serves Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

Romans 16:10 Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household.

1 Corinthians 11:19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

but.

Matthew 25:20-23 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, you delivered to me five talents: behold...

John 5:42-44 But I know you, that you have not the love of God in you...

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

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...

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...

1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire...

Strong's Concordance
For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.
Topical Bible
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Resources
2 Corinthians Chapter 10 Verse 18

Alphabetical: approved but commends For he himself is it Lord not one that the who whom

NT Letters: 2 Corinthians 10:18 For it isn't he who commends himself (2 Cor. 2C iiC 2Cor ii cor iicor)
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