Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, letters of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?
Treasury of Scripture
2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:12 For we commend not ourselves again to you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf...
2 Corinthians 10:8,12 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord has given us for edification, and not for your destruction...
2 Corinthians 12:11,19 I am become a fool in glorying; you have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you...
1 Corinthians 3:10 According to the grace of God which is given to me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another builds thereon...
1 Corinthians 4:15 For though you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have you not many fathers...
1 Corinthians 10:33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.
Acts 18:27 And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brothers wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come...
1 Corinthians 16:3 And when I come, whomsoever you shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality to Jerusalem.
ContextMinisters of a New Covenant
1Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, letters of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you? 2You are our letter written in our hearts, known and read of all men: 3For as much as you are manifestly declared to be the letter of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. 4And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: 5Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; 6Who also has made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter kills, but the spirit gives life.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Are we beginning again to commend ourselves? or need we, as do some, epistles of commendation to you or from you?
Do we begin again to commend ourselves? Or do we need (as some do) epistles of commendation to you, or from you?
Darby Bible Translation
Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or do we need, as some, commendatory letters to you, or commendatory from you?
King James Bible
Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?
Young's Literal Translation
Do we begin again to recommend ourselves, except we need, as some, letters of recommendation unto you, or from you?