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.
King James 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.
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!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Boast not against the branches - While you are ready to acknowledge that you were included in the covenant made with Abraham, and are now partakers of the same blessings with him, do not exult over, much less insult, the branches, his present descendants, whose place you now fill up, according to the election of grace: for remember, ye are not the root, nor do ye bear the root, but the root bears you. You have not been the means of deriving any blessing on the Jewish people; but through that very people, which you may be tempted to despise, all the blessing and excellencies which you enjoy have been communicated to you.
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"Who hath first given to Him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again" (Rom. xi. 35). The Christian women of the world have it in their power, by a very little sacrifice, to add millions to the treasury of the Lord. Beloved sisters, have you found the joy of sacrifice for Jesus? Have you given up something that you might give it to Him? Are you giving your substance to Jesus? He will take it, and He will give you a thousandfold more. I should rather be connected with a work founded on great sacrifice …
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