Romans 12:16
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English Standard Version
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.

King James Bible
Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

American Standard Version
Be of the same mind one toward another. Set not your mind on high things, but condescend to things that are lowly. Be not wise in your own conceits.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Being of one mind one towards another. Not minding high things, but consenting to the humble. Be not wise in your own conceits.

English Revised Version
Be of the same mind one toward another. Set not your mind on high things, but condescend to things that are lowly. Be not wise in your own conceits.

Webster's Bible Translation
Be of the same mind one towards another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

Weymouth New Testament
Have full sympathy with one another. Do not give your mind to high things, but let humble ways content you. Do not be wise in your own conceits.

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Condescend to men of low estate (τοῖς ταπεινοῖς συναπαγόμενοι)

Rev., to things that are lowly. Τοῖς ταπεινοῖς to the lowly may mean either lowly men or lowly things. The verb literally means being carried off along with; hence yielding or submitting to, and so condescending. Compare Galatians 2:13, and see on 2 Peter 3:17, in which passages it has a bad sense from the context. According to the original sense, the meaning will be, being led away with lowly things or people; i.e. being drawn into sympathy with them. Farrar suggests letting the lowly lead you by the hand. Meyer, who maintains the neuter, explains: "The lowly things ought to have for the Christian a force of attraction, in virtue of which he yields himself to fellowship with them, and allows himself to be guided by them in the determination of his conduct. Thus Paul felt himself compelled to enter into humble situations." On the other hand, Godet, maintaining the masculine, says: "The reference is to the most indigent and ignorant and least influential in the Church. It is to them the believer ought to feel most drawn. The antipathy felt by the apostle to every sort of spiritual aristocracy, to every caste-distinction within the Church, breaks out again in the last word." Condescend is a feeble and inferential rendering, open to construction in a patronizing sense; yet it is not easy to furnish a better in a single word. The idea, then, fully expressed is, "set not your mind on lofty things, but be borne away (ἀπό) from these by the current of your Christian sympathy along with (σύν) things which are humble."

In your own conceits (παῤ ἑαυτοῖς)

Lit., with yourselves; in your own opinion. See Romans 11:25, and compare Acts 26:8, "incredible with you," i.e., in your judgment.

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Romans 15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like minded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:

Romans 6:2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

2 Chronicles 30:12 Also in Judah the hand of God was to give them one heart to do the commandment of the king and of the princes, by the word of the LORD.

Jeremiah 32:39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:

Acts 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul...

1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing...

Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becomes the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent...

Philippians 2:2,3 Fulfill you my joy, that you be like minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind...

Philippians 3:16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.

Philippians 4:2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.

1 Peter 3:8 Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brothers, be pitiful, be courteous:

Mind.

Psalm 131:1,2 Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me...

Jeremiah 45:5 And seek you great things for yourself? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil on all flesh, said the LORD...

Matthew 18:1-4 At the same time came the disciples to Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven...

Matthew 20:21-28 And he said to her, What will you? She said to him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on your right hand...

Luke 4:6-11 And the devil said to him, All this power will I give you, and the glory of them: for that is delivered to me...

Luke 22:24-27 And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest...

1 Peter 5:3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

3 John 1:9 I wrote to the church: but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, receives us not.

Revelation 13:7,8 And it was given to him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues...

condescend to men of low estate. or, be contented with mean things.

Job 31:13-16 If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me...

Job 36:5 Behold, God is mighty, and despises not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.

Proverbs 17:5 Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

Proverbs 19:7,17,22 All the brothers of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursues them with words...

Matthew 6:25,26 Therefore I say to you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body...

Matthew 11:5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up...

Matthew 26:11 For you have the poor always with you; but me you have not always.

Luke 6:20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be you poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

Luke 14:13 But when you make a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:

Philippians 4:11-13 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content...

1 Timothy 6:6-9 But godliness with contentment is great gain...

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as you have: for he has said, I will never leave you...

James 2:5,6 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith...

Be not.

Romans 11:25 For I would not, brothers, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own conceits...

Proverbs 3:7 Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

Proverbs 26:12 See you a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Isaiah 5:21 Woe to them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

1 Corinthians 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

1 Corinthians 4:10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are honorable, but we are despised.

1 Corinthians 6:5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brothers?

1 Corinthians 8:2 And if any man think that he knows any thing, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know.

James 3:13-17 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom...

Cross References
Psalm 131:1
O LORD, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.

Proverbs 3:7
Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.

Proverbs 26:5
Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.

Isaiah 5:21
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight!

Jeremiah 45:5
And do you seek great things for yourself? Seek them not, for behold, I am bringing disaster upon all flesh, declares the LORD. But I will give you your life as a prize of war in all places to which you may go."

Romans 11:20
That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast through faith. So do not become proud, but fear.

Romans 11:25
Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.

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