Romans 12:16
New International Version
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

New Living Translation
Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!

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.

Berean Study Bible
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but enjoy the company of the lowly. Do not be conceited.

Berean Literal Bible
minding the same thing toward one another, not minding the things haughty, but going along with the lowly. Do not be wise in yourselves,

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.

New King James Version
Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.

New American Standard Bible
Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation.

NASB 1995
Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation.

NASB 1977
Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation.

Amplified Bible
Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty [conceited, self-important, exclusive], but associate with humble people [those with a realistic self-view]. Do not overestimate yourself.

Christian Standard Bible
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud; instead, associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own estimation.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Be in agreement with one another. Do not be proud; instead, associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own estimation.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And whatever you esteem about yourselves do also about your brethren. Do not esteem high opinions, but go out to those who are humble, and do not be wise in your opinions of yourselves.

Contemporary English Version
Be friendly with everyone. Don't be proud and feel that you know more than others. Make friends with ordinary people.

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.

Good News Translation
Have the same concern for everyone. Do not be proud, but accept humble duties. Do not think of yourselves as wise.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Live in harmony with each other. Don't be arrogant, but be friendly to humble people. Don't think that you are smarter than you really are.

International Standard Version
Live in harmony with each other. Do not be arrogant, but associate with humble people. Do not think that you are wiser than you really are.

Literal Standard Version
of the same mind toward one another, not minding the high things, but with the lowly going along; do not become wise in your own conceit;

NET Bible
Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty but associate with the lowly. Do not be conceited.

New Heart English Bible
Be of the same mind one toward another. Do not be arrogant, but associate with the humble. Do not be 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.

World English Bible
Be of the same mind one toward another. Don't set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Don't be wise in your own conceits.

Young's Literal Translation
of the same mind one toward another, not minding the high things, but with the lowly going along; become not wise in your own conceit;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Forgiveness
15Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep. 16Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but enjoy the company of the lowly. Do not be conceited. 17Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Carefully consider what is right in the eyes of everybody.…

Cross References
Psalm 131:1
My heart is not proud, O LORD, my eyes are not haughty. I do not aspire to great matters or things too lofty 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 become wise in his own eyes.

Isaiah 5:21
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.

Jeremiah 45:5
But as for you, do you seek great things for yourself? Stop seeking! For I will bring disaster on every living creature, declares the LORD, but wherever you go, I will grant your life as a spoil of war."

Romans 11:20
That is correct: They were broken off because of unbelief, but you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid.

Romans 11:25
I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you will not be conceited: A hardening in part has come to Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.

Romans 12:3
For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but think of yourself with sober judgment, according to the measure of faith God has given you.

Romans 15:5
Now may the God who gives endurance and encouragement grant you harmony with one another in Christ Jesus,

1 Corinthians 1:10
I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree together, so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be united in mind and conviction.

2 Corinthians 13:11
Finally, brothers, rejoice! Aim for perfect harmony, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.

Philippians 2:2
then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being united in spirit and purpose.

Philippians 4:2
I urge Euodia and Syntyche to agree with each other in the Lord.

1 Peter 3:8
Finally, all of you, be like-minded and sympathetic, love as brothers, be tenderhearted and humble.


Treasury of Scripture

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.

of the.

Romans 15:5
Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded 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.

Mind.

Psalm 131:1,2
A Song of degrees of David. LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me…

Jeremiah 45:5
And seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith the LORD: but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places whither thou goest.

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

condescend to men of low estate.

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 despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.

Proverbs 17:5
Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

Be not.

Romans 11:25
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

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

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









(16) Be of the same mind . . .--In every Christian community there should be that harmony which proceeds from a common object, common hopes, common desires.

Condescend to men of low estate.--Probably, on the whole, rightly translated in our version; "Let yourselves be carried on in the stream with those who are beneath yourselves in rank and station; mix with them freely; be ready to lend them a helping hand if ever they need, and do this in a simple and kindly way; do not let any social assumptions keep you at a distance." "Accommodate yourselves," or "condescend"--of course without any conscious idea or appearance of condescension. Another rendering would be "condescend to lowly things," in which case the sense would be nearly equivalent to that of Keble's well-known and beautiful lines--

"The trivial round, the common task,

Will furnish all we ought to ask;

Room to deny ourselves, a road

To bring us daily nearer God."

The scholar will observe that in this way of taking the passage, the Greek word for "condescend" (sunapagomenoi) has to be a little forced, or at least is not so expressive and natural as in the other. On the other hand, in the Epistles of a writer like St. Paul, it does not by any means follow that because the word for "high" is neuter that for "low estate" must be neuter too.

Be not wise in your own conceits.--Comp. Romans 11:25, and Proverbs 3:7. Humility is necessary to the Christian not only in his dealings with others, but also to keep his mind open and teachable. He sees his errors, and learns from them.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Live in harmony
φρονοῦντες (phronountes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 5426: (a) I think, (b) I think, judge, (c) I direct the mind to, seek for, (d) I observe, (e) I care for.

with
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

one another.
ἀλλήλους (allēlous)
Personal / Reciprocal Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 240: One another, each other. Genitive plural from allos reduplicated; one another.

Do not be proud,
φρονοῦντες (phronountes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 5426: (a) I think, (b) I think, judge, (c) I direct the mind to, seek for, (d) I observe, (e) I care for.

but
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

enjoy the company
συναπαγόμενοι (synapagomenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4879: From sun and apago; to take off together, i.e. Transport with.

of the
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

lowly.
ταπεινοῖς (tapeinois)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 5011: Humble, lowly, in position or spirit (in a good sense). Of uncertain derivation; depressed, i.e. humiliated.

{Do} not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

be
γίνεσθε (ginesthe)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

conceited.
φρόνιμοι (phronimoi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 5429: Intelligent, prudent, sensible, wise. From phren; thoughtful, i.e. Sagacious or discreet; in a bad sense conceited.


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