Romans 11:18
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New International Version
do not consider yourself to be superior to those other branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.

New Living Translation
But you must not brag about being grafted in to replace the branches that were broken off. You are just a branch, not the root.

English Standard Version
do not be arrogant toward the branches. If you are, remember it is not you who support the root, but the root that supports you.

Berean Study Bible
do not boast over those branches. If you do, remember this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.

Berean Literal Bible
do not boast over the branches. And if you boast against them, you do not support the root, but the root you.

New American Standard Bible
do not be arrogant toward the branches; but if you are arrogant, remember that it is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you.

King James Bible
Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
do not brag that you are better than those branches. But if you do brag--you do not sustain the root, but the root sustains you.

International Standard Version
do not boast about being better than the other branches. If you boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you.

NET Bible
do not boast over the branches. But if you boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you.

New Heart English Bible
do not boast over the branches. But if you boast, it is not you who support the root, but the root supports you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not boast against the branches; but if you boast, were you not supported by the roots, rather than the root being supported by you?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So don't brag about being better than the other branches. If you brag, remember that you don't support the root, the root supports you.

New American Standard 1977
do not be arrogant toward the branches; but if you are arrogant, remember that it is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
do not boast against the branches. But if thou boast, know that thou dost not bear the root, but the root thee.

King James 2000 Bible
Boast not against the branches. But if you boast, you bear not the root, but the root you.

American King James Version
Boast not against the branches. But if you boast, you bore not the root, but the root you.

American Standard Version
glory not over the branches: but if thou gloriest, it is not thou that bearest the root, but the root thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.

Darby Bible Translation
boast not against the branches; but if thou boast, [it is] not thou bearest the root, but the root thee.

English Revised Version
glory not over the branches: but if thou gloriest, it is not thou that bearest the root, but the root thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Boast not against the branches. But if thou boastest, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.

Weymouth New Testament
beware of glorying over the natural branches. Or if you are so glorying, do not forget that it is not you who uphold the root: the root upholds you.

World English Bible
don't boast over the branches. But if you boast, it is not you who support the root, but the root supports you.

Young's Literal Translation
do not boast against the branches; and if thou dost boast, thou dost not bear the root, but the root thee!
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
11:11-21 The gospel is the greatest riches of every place where it is. As therefore the righteous rejection of the unbelieving Jews, was the occasion of so large a multitude of the Gentiles being reconciled to God, and at peace with him; the future receiving of the Jews into the church would be such a change, as would resemble a general resurrection of the dead in sin to a life of righteousness. Abraham was as the root of the church. The Jews continued branches of this tree till, as a nation, they rejected the Messiah; after that, their relation to Abraham and to God was, as it were, cut off. The Gentiles were grafted into this tree in their room; being admitted into the church of God. Multitudes were made heirs of Abraham's faith, holiness and blessedness. It is the natural state of every one of us, to be wild by nature. Conversion is as the grafting in of wild branches into the good olive. The wild olive was often ingrafted into the fruitful one when it began to decay, and this not only brought forth fruit, but caused the decaying olive to revive and flourish. The Gentiles, of free grace, had been grafted in to share advantages. They ought therefore to beware of self-confidence, and every kind of pride or ambition; lest, having only a dead faith, and an empty profession, they should turn from God, and forfeit their privileges. If we stand at all, it is by faith; we are guilty and helpless in ourselves, and are to be humble, watchful, afraid of self-deception, or of being overcome by temptation. Not only are we at first justified by faith, but kept to the end in that justified state by faith only; yet, by a faith which is not alone, but which worketh by love to God and man.
Study Bible
The Ingrafting of the Gentiles
17Now if some branches have been broken off, and you, a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others to share in the nourishment of the olive root, 18do not boast over those branches. If you do, remember this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you. 19You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.”…
Cross References
John 4:22
You worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.

Acts 25:7
When Paul arrived, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him, bringing many serious charges that they could not prove.
Treasury of Scripture

Boast not against the branches. But if you boast, you bore not the root, but the root you.

Boast not.

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1 Kings 20:11 And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that …

Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Matthew 26:33 Peter answered and said to him, Though all men shall be offended …

Luke 18:9-11 And he spoke this parable to certain which trusted in themselves …

1 Corinthians 10:12 Why let him that thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.

thou bearest.

Romans 4:16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the …

Zechariah 8:20-23 Thus said the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there …

John 10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must …

Galatians 3:29 And if you be Christ's, then are you Abraham's seed, and heirs according …

Ephesians 2:19,20 Now therefore you are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow …

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