Galatians 6:4

“But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But let euery man prooue his owne worke, and then shall he haue reioycing in him selfe alone, and not in an other.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But each one must examine his own work, and then he will have {reason for} boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But let each man prove his own work, and then shall he have his glorying in regard of himself alone, and not of his neighbor.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But let every man make test of his work, and then will his cause for glory be in himself only, and not in his neighbour.
- Basic English Bible

but let each prove his own work, and then he will have his boast in what belongs to himself alone, and not in what belongs to another.
- Darby Bible

But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
- Webster's Bible

But let every man scrutinize his own conduct, and then he will find out, not with reference to another but with reference to himself, what he has to boast of.
- Weymouth Bible

But let each man test his own work, and then he will take pride in himself and not in his neighbor.
- World English Bible

But ech man preue his owne werk, and so he schal haue glorie in him silf, and not in an othere.
- Wycliffe Bible

and his own work let each one prove, and then in regard to himself alone the glorying he shall have, and not in regard to the other,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 6:4


6:4 But let every man try his own work - Narrowly examine all he is, and all he doeth. And then he shall have rejoicing in himself - He will find in himself matter of rejoicing, if his works are right before God. And not in another - Not in glorying over others.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 6:4


Ga 6:4 But let every man prove his own work. Instead of commenting upon the weaknesses of others, let him test his own work. Then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. If his work stands the test, there he can rejoice in it alone, not because he is superior to another.

Discussion for Galatians 6:4

  • Rather than comparing what we do with what others do, we should focus on what we personally are able to do, this will protect us not only from being puffed up with pride but also from being discouraged,
  • This means, whenever you do or are about to anything, do not conclud that you are better than your brother, but take time to chek if what you have done or are about to do is of good or of evil then you would know if you are to rejoice or not. ONLY in your self and NOT in another brother.

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