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1 Corinthians 3:21

    1 Corinthians 3:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are your's;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Wherefore let no one glory in men. For all things are yours;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So let no one take pride in men. For all things are yours;

    Webster's Revision

    Wherefore let no one glory in men. For all things are yours;

    World English Bible

    Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Wherefore let no one glory in men. For all things are yours;

    Definitions for 1 Corinthians 3:21

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 3:21

    Let no man glory in men - Let none suppose that he has any cause of exultation in any thing but God. All are yours; he that has God for his portion has every thing that can make him happy and glorious: all are his.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 3:21

    Therefore ... - Paul here proceeds to apply the principles which he had stated above. Since all were ministers or servants of God; since God was the source of all good influences; since, whatever might be the pretensions to wisdom among people, it was all foolishness in the sight of God, the inference was clear, that no man should glory in man. They were all alike poor, frail, ignorant, erring, dependent beings. And hence, also, as all wisdom came from God, and as Christians partook Alike of the benefits of the instruction of the most eminent apostles, they ought to regard this as belonging to them in common, and not to form parties with these names at the head.

    Let no man glory in men; - See 1 Corinthians 1:29; compare Jeremiah 9:23-24. It was common among the Jews to range themselves under different leaders - as Hillel and Shammai; and for the Greeks, also, to boast themselves to be the followers of Pythagoras, Zeno, Plato, etc. The same thing began to be manifest in the Christian church; and Paul here rebukes and opposes it.

    For all things are yours - This is a reason why they should not range themselves in parties or factions under different leaders. Paul specifies what he means by "all things" in the following verses. The sense is, that since they had an interest in all that could go to promote their welfare; as they were common partakers of the benefits of the talents and labors of the apostles; and as they belonged to Christ, and all to God, it was improper to be split up into factions, as if they derived any special benefit; from one set of persons, or one set of objects. In Paul, in Apollos, in life, death, etc. they had a common interest, and no one should boast that he had any special proprietorship in any of these things.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Corinthians 3:21

    3:21 Therefore - Upon the whole. Let none glory in men - So as to divide into parties on their account. For all things are yours - and we in particular. We are not your lords, but rather your servants.