John 12:43

“For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For they loued the praise of men, more then the praise of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for they loved the glory `that is' of men more than the glory `that is' of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the praise of men was dearer to them than the approval of God.
- Basic English Bible

for they loved glory from men rather than glory from God.
- Darby Bible

For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
- Webster's Bible

For they loved the glory that comes from men rather than the glory that comes from God.
- Weymouth Bible

for they loved men's praise more than God's praise.
- World English Bible

for thei loueden the glorie of men, more than the glorie of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

for they loved the glory of men more than the glory of God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for John 12:43

  • This verse brings out if the wrong kind of glory were too close to our hearts, it could prevent us from appreciating and seeking the enduring glory that Jehovah God is willing to bestow.

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