For both he that sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brothers,…
If Christ and we are all of one, much more are we among ourselves. A king and a beggar are of one; a rich man and a poor man are of one; a fair and beautiful man or woman and they that want beauty are of one. We descended all of Adam, and were taken out of the dust of the ground; therefore let us not insult one over another. The wax that hath the print of the king's seal on it is the same in substance with the wax that hath the point of the seal of a mean man; yet it is honoured in that the king's seal is set on it. So we are all of one weak and waxy nature, save that it pleaseth God to set a more honourable print upon one than on another. Therefore, let us not think highly of ourselves, and condemn our brethren, but submit to them of low degree, using the greatness that God hath given us, to the glory of the Giver.
(W. Jones, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,