John 8:50

50 I am not seeking glory for myself; but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge.

John 8:50 in Other Translations

50 And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.
50 Yet I do not seek my own glory; there is One who seeks it, and he is the judge.
50 And though I have no wish to glorify myself, God is going to glorify me. He is the true judge.
50 I am not trying to get anything for myself. God intends something gloriously grand here and is making the decisions that will bring it about.
50 I do not seek My glory; the One who seeks it also judges.

John 8:50 Meaning and Commentary

John 8:50

I seek not mine own glory
In his doctrine, or in his miracles; which showed that he was no impostor, but a true, faithful, and upright person; and though he was so very much reproached and abused, he was not over solicitous of his own character, and of retrieving his honour, and of securing glory from man; he knew that Wisdom was justified of her children, and he committed himself to God that judgeth righteously, who would take care of his glory, and vindicate him from all the unjust charges and insults of men:

there is one that seeketh and judgeth;
meaning God his Father, who had his glory at heart; who had glorified him on the mount, and would glorify him again, when he should raise him from the dead, and spread his Gospel in all the world; and when he would judge the nation of the Jews, and bring wrath upon them, upon their nation, city and temple, for their contempt and rejection of him.

John 8:50 In-Context

48 The Jews answered him, “Aren’t we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed?”
49 “I am not possessed by a demon,” said Jesus, “but I honor my Father and you dishonor me.
50 I am not seeking glory for myself; but there is one who seeks it, and he is the judge.
51 Very truly I tell you, whoever obeys my word will never see death.”
52 At this they exclaimed, “Now we know that you are demon-possessed! Abraham died and so did the prophets, yet you say that whoever obeys your word will never taste death.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 54; John 5:41