2 Corinthians 3:1

“Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Doe wee begin againe to commend our selues? or need wee, as some others, Epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, as some, letters of commendation to you or from you?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Are we beginning again to commend ourselves? or need we, as do some, epistles of commendation to you or from you?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do we seem to be again attempting to put ourselves in the right? or have we need, as some have, of letters of approval to you or from you?
- Basic English Bible

Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or do we need, as some, commendatory letters to you, or [commendatory] from you?
- Darby 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.
- Webster's Bible

Do you say that this is self-recommendation once more? Or do we need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you or from you?
- Weymouth Bible

Are we beginning again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, as do some, letters of commendation to you or from you?
- World English Bible

Bigynnen we therfor eftsoone to preise vs silf? or whether we neden, as summen, pistlis of preisinge to you, or of you?
- Wycliffe Bible

Do we begin again to recommend ourselves, except we need, as some, letters of recommendation unto you, or from you?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 3:1


3:1 Do we begin again to recommend ourselves - Is it needful? Have I nothing but my own word to recommend me? St. Paul chiefly here intends himself; though not excluding Timotheus, Titus, and Silvanus. Unless we need - As if he had said, Do I indeed want such recommendation?


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 3:1


2Co 3:1 The Two Covenants Compared SUMMARY OF II CORINTHIANS 3: Paul's Letters of Commendation. The New Covenant and the Covenant of the Letter; or the Law and. the Gospel. The First Written on Tables of Stone; Is a Ministration of. Death; Was Glorious but Is Done Away. That Which Remaineth, the New Covenant, Far More Glorious. The Veil Over the Face of Moses a Type of Blindness of Israel. The Transforming Power of the Gospel. Do we begin again to commend ourselves? Paul had just spoken of his triumphs. Opposers, such as were in Corinth, might insist that he was boasting. Or need we, as some [others], epistles of commendation? No doubt there is a reference made to letters which the Judaizing teachers, who had come to Corinth, carried. They might need them, but he did not.

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