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Galatians 6:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— 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.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— 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.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, his own work, let each one be putting to the proof, and, then, for himself alone, the matter of boasting, shall he have, and not for some other,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 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,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But let every one prove his own work: and so he shall have glory in himself only and not in another.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But let euery man prooue his owne worke, and then shall he haue reioycing in him selfe alone, and not in an other.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But let every man prove his work, and then in himself he shall exult, and not in others.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But let a man examine his own conduct; and then his glorying will be within himself, and not in others.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
let y1381
[1381] Standard
δοκιμάζω
dokimazo
{dok-im-ad'-zo}
From G1384; to test (literally or figuratively); by implication to approve.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
every man 1538
{1538} Prime
ἕκαστος
hekastos
{hek'-as-tos}
As if a superlative of ἕκας [[hekas]] (afar); each or every.
prove 1381
{1381} Prime
δοκιμάζω
dokimazo
{dok-im-ad'-zo}
From G1384; to test (literally or figuratively); by implication to approve.
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
his own 1438
{1438} Prime
ἑαυτοῦ
heautou
{heh-ow-too'}
(Including all the other cases); from a reflexive pronoun otherwise obsolete and the genitive (dative or accusative) of G0846; him (her, it, them, also [in conjunction with the personal pronoun of the other persons] my, thy, our, your) -self (-selves), etc.
work, 2041
{2041} Prime
ἔργον
ergon
{er'-gon}
From ἔργω [[ergo]] (a primary but obsolete word; to work); toil (as an effort or occupation); by implication an act.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
then 5119
{5119} Prime
τότε
tote
{tot'-eh}
From (the neuter of) G3588 and G3753; the when, that is, at the time that (of the past or future, also in consecution).
shall he have 2192
{2192} Prime
ἔχω
echo
{ekh'-o}
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
z5692
<5692> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 814
rejoicing 2745
{2745} Prime
καύχημα
kauchema
{kow'-khay-mah}
From G2744; a boast (properly the objective; by implication the act) in a good or bad sense.
in 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
himself 1438
{1438} Prime
ἑαυτοῦ
heautou
{heh-ow-too'}
(Including all the other cases); from a reflexive pronoun otherwise obsolete and the genitive (dative or accusative) of G0846; him (her, it, them, also [in conjunction with the personal pronoun of the other persons] my, thy, our, your) -self (-selves), etc.
alone, 3441
{3441} Prime
μόνος
monos
{mon'-os}
Probably from G3306; remaining, that is, sole or single; by implication mere.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
not 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
in 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
another. 2087
{2087} Prime
ἕτερος
heteros
{het'-er-os}
Of uncertain affinity; (an-, the) other or different.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Galatians 6:4

_ _ his own work — not merely his own opinion of himself.

_ _ have rejoicing in himself alone — Translate, “Have his (matter for) glorying in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another (namely, not in regard to his neighbor, by comparing himself with whom, he has fancied he has matter for boasting as that neighbor’s superior).” Not that really a man by looking to “himself alone” is likely to find cause for glorying in himself. Nay, in Galatians 6:5, he speaks of a “burden” or load, not of matter for glorying, as what really belongs to each man. But he refers to the idea those whom he censures had of themselves: they thought they had cause for “glorying” in themselves, but it all arose from unjust self-conceited comparison of themselves with others, instead of looking at home. The only true glorying, if glorying it is to be called, is in the testimony of a good conscience, glorying in the cross of Christ.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Galatians 6:1-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Galatians 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
prove:

Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.
*marg.
Psalms 26:2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
1 Corinthians 11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of [that] bread, and drink of [that] cup.
2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

rejoicing:

Proverbs 14:14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man [shall be satisfied] from himself.
1 Corinthians 4:3-4 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self. ... For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.
2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
1 John 3:19-22 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. ... And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

and not:

Galatians 6:13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.
Luke 18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men [are], extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
1 Corinthians 1:12-13 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. ... Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
1 Corinthians 3:21-23 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; ... And ye are Christ's; and Christ [is] God's.
1 Corinthians 4:6-7 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and [to] Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think [of men] above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. ... For who maketh thee to differ [from another]? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive [it], why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received [it]?
2 Corinthians 11:12-13 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we. ... For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
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Jb 13:15. Ps 26:2. Pv 14:14. Lk 18:11. 1Co 1:12; 3:21; 4:3, 6; 11:28. 2Co 1:12; 11:12; 13:5. Ga 6:13. 1Jn 3:19.

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