Romans … 3. Being uplifted one against another would be a sign of this fault being present and operative. (u) There is nothing that disrupts harmony as much as seeking glory, when every man detests a base estate, and ambitiously seeks to be exalted. The Gospel of Christ, rightly understood, sanctions all effort to acquire the best things, and turn them to account by honest endeavour to appreciate the works and to interpret the thought of God. Its importance. In your own conceits - Greek, “Among yourselves.” Syriac, “In your own opinion.” The direction here accords with that just given, and means that they should not be elated with pride above their brethren; or be headstrong and self-confident. Dr. Heylin unites this with the preceding verse, and renders them as follows: Live in a mutual sympathy, so as to rejoice with those who are in joy, and compassionate those who are in grief. 5. (J. Lyth, D.D. ), I. Be not wise in your own conceits — This is just the application of the caution against high-mindedness to the estimate we form of our own mental character. We must not only do that which is … things above your capacities and callings. “Thinking the same thing toward one another,” which only obtains when we all alike have the mind of Christ, carnality having been exterminated by the cleansing blood and the refining fire.” Thinking not high things, but condescending to the humble.” The safe place is down on the bottom, from which there is no falling. μὴ τὰ ὑψ.] "Have equal regard for one another" (NEB). 2. Have the same concern for all alike. II. (e) Thankful-nest. The verb literally means being carried off along with; hence yielding or submitting to, and so condescending. Is inconsistent with the Christian spirit. The meaning is, do not trust in the conceit of your own superior skill and understanding, and refuse to hearken to the counsel of others.In your own conceits - Greek, “Among yourselves.” Syriac, “In your own opinion.” The direction here accords with that just given, and means that they should not be elated with pride above their brethren; or be headstrong and self-confident. This precept refers to concord in feeling, though not to the exclusion of corresponding thought and endeavor. Here, in the text, is one of those precepts which, rightly understood, is one of the most practical we can set ourselves to master, II. 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 divisive power of intellectual self-conceit. How common is the error “Save yourself” as a religious duty. It is to them the believer ought to feel most drawn. Be not wise in your own conceits. Ambition and contempt for lowly persons or pursuits, are the states of mind most inconsistent with that union of heart by which all Christians should be united. Romans: The New Humanity Romans 12-16 (Expositional Commentary) Romans 12:16 Context. This is finely enlarged on in the two following clauses: Mind ('Minding') not high things - Cherish not ambitious or aspiring purposes and desires, which, as they spring from selfish severance of our own interests and objects from these of our brethren, are quite incompatible with the spirit inculcated in the preceding clause: But condescend ('condescending') to men of low estate, [ tois (Greek #3588) tapeinois (Greek #5011) sunapagomenoi (Greek #4879)]. The insertion of the seemingly incongruous μὴ γίνεσθε … ἑαυτοῖς is sufficiently accounted for by reference to ch. Happy we! Do not be … Romans 2:12–16 » View this passage in NIV (Bible Gateway) If you make a mistake in a matter of fact, the Law may excuse the results of your act. 8. But how far does the Apostolic precept carry us? Christians were commonly of the poorer ranks, and they were to seek their companions and joys there, and not to aspire to the society of the great and the rich; compare Jeremiah 45:5, “And seekest thou great things for thyself? Just like Jesus did. That is, not seeking them, or aspiring after them. In your own conceits; do not have such an opinion of your own wisdom as to exalt yourself or despise others, or prevent your feeling your dependence, and obligation for all which you possess, to the grace of God. Romans 3:12-13 Commentary. Having (the participial construction is resumed, as in Romans 12:9) the same spirit towards one another, i.e. tapeinoisand may refer either to “people” or to “things,” either in the masculine or neuter gender. No such thing is contemplated in the Gospel as possible or permissible—this patronage of inferiors, a self-conscious stooping on the part of the more fortunate, wealthy, or nobler-born, to the brother of low degree. (seven times) is only found in the masculine, and so some would render it here: condescend to men of low estate; let yourself be carried along in the line of their interests, not counting such people beneath you. “Think of, that is, regard, or seek after the same thing for each other; that is, what you regard or seek for yourself, seek also for your brethren. "things"-may mean either lowly men or lowly situations. φρονοῦντες] characterizes the loving harmony, when each, in respect to his neighbour ( εἰς, not ἐν as in Romans 15:5), has one and the same thought and endeavour. Be of the same mind is from a single word (phroneo); this is a present tense verb and it occurs twice in this verse. It exposes a man to merited humiliation. It refers to the practical “prudence” which guides men in business and in the ventures and contingencies of life. 2. : εἰς τὴς ἐκείνων εὐτέλειαν κατάβηθι, συμπεριφέρου, μὴ ἁπλῶς τῷ φρονήματι συνταπεινοῦ, ἀλλὰ καὶ βοήθει καὶ χεῖρα ὀρέγου κ. τ. λ.; similarly Erasmus, Luther, Estius, and others; Grotius (comp. : see on Romans 12:3 above and Romans 11:21. we are of the same mind one towards another. A third description of and for humility is found in "condescend" (sunapago), a term we may view negatively but such is not the case with this word. 17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. The latter view accords with the common rendering of the next clause. It is utterly opposed to the Spirit of Christ. Сюда же относится и то, что добавляется после. Meyer accepts the latter and explains: ‘yielding to that which is humble, to the claims and tasks which are presented to you by the humbler relations of life;’ he cites Paul’s example, as tentmaker and sufferer. as masculine,—some of them understanding ταπεινός of inferior rank, some of humble disposition, some blending both meanings—with very different definitions of the sense of the whole, e.g. The certainty of this meaning derives from the second clause in which Paul commanded the Christian to associate with the lowly. influenced by them, as in Galatians 2:13, "In so much that Barnabas also was (allowed himself to be) carried away with their dissimulation." Share our gifts Romans 12:3-8. Absolute or independent use of the participle again as with all the participles through Romans 12:18, “thinking the same thing.”, Condescend to men of low estate ( τοῖς ταπεινοῖς συναπαγόμενοι ), Rev., to things that are lowly. — This precept refers rather to unanimity, cordiality, and harmony in transacting all the business of the Church, than to oneness of mind as to the truth. of the same mind one toward another — The feeling of the common bond which binds all Christians to each other, whatever diversity of station, cultivation, temperament, or gifts may obtain among them, is the thing here enjoined. Comp. Set not your mind on high things, but condescend to things that are lowly. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". Этим он хочет сказать: не подобает христианину амбициозно стремиться к тому, чтобы превосходить других или возвышаться над ними, но скорее ему подобают смиренномудрие и кроткие помыслы. Lit., with yourselves; in your own opinion. Condescend; sympathize and associate with the poor, humble, afflicted, especially such as suffer for righteousness’ sake. But it is not to be understood of speculative opinion. Momentary (Luke 12:20). As this springs from selfish severance of our own interests and objects from those of our brethren, so it is quite incompatible with the spirit inculcated in the preceding clause. In the Christian fellowship the one who has a high opinion of himself is not suited for the position that he seeks, for he will rely on his own abilities rather than on the Spirit. This is not an excuse for inactivity, it is a warning against overweening ambition. They were not to seek them for themselves; nor were they to court the society or the honors of the people in an elevated rank in life. Ведь главная добродетель верных – это умеренность, или покорность, скорее предпочитающая воздать честь другим, нежели присвоить ее себе. The precise meaning of the latter clause, however, is a matter of much doubt. you can learn much from humble, ordinary folk.). 1. Rev., to things that are lowly. They should do it because their Master did it before them; because his friends are most commonly found among those in humble life; because Christianity prompts to benevolence rather than to a fondness for pride and display; and because of the influence on the mind produced by an attempt to imitate the great, to seek the society of the rich, and to mingle with the scenes of gaiety, folly, and ambition.Be not wise … - Compare Isaiah 5:21, “Wo unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight.” See the note at Romans 11:25. 4. high things — that is, Cherish not ambitious or aspiring purposes and desires. Romans 3:25-26 Commentary. be united in feeling, interests, and object, let there be no discord or disagreement. Although the focus on the Jews is further developed in these verses, we need to be careful to remember that the Jews are being condemned not because they have certain covenantal … Live in harmony with one another. Romans 12:3-8. Live in harmony with one another. Verse 16 shows us how to get along together in church.. 16 Live in harmony with one another.. By considering the examples of holy men, especially of Christ Himself. III. It is confirmed by the general opinion and practice of men. With respect to faith, it is the word of God with which believers are to be in accordance, and not with the opinions of each other. that ye present--See on Romans 16:13, where we have the same exhortation and the same word there rendered "yield" (as also in Romans 12:16 Romans 12:19). The persistent assertions of your own--. Romans 12:1. (Phi), The word "condescend", would suggest to many today, a patronizing attitude. Romans 11:20; 1 Timothy 6:7. τοῖς ταπεινοῖς] is neuter (Fritzsche, Reiche, Köllner, Glöckler, de Wette, Baumgarten-Crusius, Borger, Reithmayr, Philippi, Maier, Bisping, following Beza and Calvin): being drawn onward by the lowly; i.e. It is evident that limits must be set to the meaning of the injunction before us, much narrower than what the grammatical sense would demand if we take the version in our translation. Do not be proud. III. Living denotes the spiritual state of believer.9 1 David Coffey, Romans: Crossway Bible Guide (Great Britian: Omnia Books Limited, 2000), 186. Nothing destroys Christian fellowship more effectually than this conceit of wisdom. The sentiment is not materially changed whichever interpretation is adopted. It is this preference that has consecrated the humble side of life. Feelings of superiority are neither realistic nor appropriate for those who owe all to God"s grace. 3. Great--. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. The intrigues of state (Proverbs 20:3). Compare. 1. A literal translation of the Greek will give somewhat a different sense, but one evidently correct. “Be united or agreed with each other.” Flatt; compare Philemon 2:2; 2 Corinthians 13:11. ‘Set not your mind on high things, but condescend to things that are lowly.’. These words, be ye of the same mind one towards another, are an exhortation to unity among Christians. (x) Do not be puffed up with an opinion of your own wisdom. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. And be not wise in your own conceits; that is, entertain humble thoughts of your own knowledge, think it not greater than it is; take heed of an over-weening opinion of your own wisdom, as if you wanted neither divine assistance and guidance, nor yet the advice and counsel of your brethren. "Don"t be a satellite orbiting around the great ones in the limelight." Compare Galatians 2:13, and see on 2 Peter 3:17, in which passages it has a bad sense from the context. Here it is a noun and it refers "to mankind's inverted value system" (CBL, GED, 6:399). 2:3). Minding of earth and heaven both is inconsistent (Matthew 6:24; 1 John 2:15). Be not wise in your own conceits.—Comp. The Christian Servant Romans 12. But condescend to men of low estate - Be a companion of the humble, and pass through life with as little noise and show as possible. 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. Comp. 1:22). III. (Witham). This spirit towards one another is not to be a spirit of haughtiness, but one of community and sympathy, condescending to men of low estate, as E. V. admirably renders it. It is essential to the Christian character. 16. He knew of One Who had stooped from an infinite height, and, in the presence of that self-chosen humiliation of the Divine, all human condescension vanished. Lord, save us from the inflations of pride, vanity and egotism. Most modern commentators concur in this view of the passage. These participles are also to be understood imperatively by supplying ἔσεσθε (comp. If Christians do not live by these instructions, they will be wise in their own estimation; and, therefore, displeasing to God. Condescension to men of low estate is an idea, not only abhorrent to his mind, but it is totally at variance with the spirit of Christianity. Uses: Be not wise in your own conceits. “Be not wise along with yourselves,” i. e., do not be puffed up and exalted in your own estimation. "Accept humble tasks" (Gspd), "Take a real interest in ordinary people." Romans 3:5-9 Commentary. Апостол говорит: не думайте о себе высоко. Romans 3:1-4 Commentary. It is to them the believer ought to feel most drawn. ‘The Apostle in this chapter shows in detail what he means by the transformation (of life) referred to in the second verse. Jesus applied this term to Himself in Matthew 11:29. Do not think of yourselves as wise. The good of all men is to be sought. φρόνιμοι παρʼ ἑαυτ.] He sees no possibility of vital change save through recognition of the great truth of Christian brotherhood: “We being many are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.” This is the cardinal doctrine of Pauline Christianity, this conviction of unity and variety of the one and the many in the Christian body. Arthur C. Headlam, “The Epistle to the Romans, “The International Critical Commentary; Critical and Exegetical Commentary (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1902), 352. Only here, Galatians 1:2, Galatians 1:13. Differences of condition are accidental, temporal, designed to afford opportunity for the development of this spirit. The connection shows that the apostle had in view those things which pertained to worldly offices and honors; wealth, and state, and grandeur. Ибо ничто не потакает так суемудрию, как наше превозношение, когда мы, достигнув высокого положения, надеемся на еще большее. 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. The Christian Citizen Romans 13. In losing our life we shall find it. My thoughts and feelings towards a man should be according to the truth. The bad connotation of in both these places is due not to itself, but to the context. God says we are not better than anyone else. Mind not high things - Be not ambitious; affect nothing above your station; do not court the rich nor the powerful; do not pass by the poor man to pay your court to the great man; do not affect titles or worldly distinctions; much less sacrifice your conscience for them. According to Fritzsche, τὸ αὐτό refers to what follows, so that modesty is meant as that towards which their mind should be mutually directed. Be not wise ... - Compare Isaiah 5:21, "Wo unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight." I beseech you therefore, brethren, Paul is a calm reasoner. 16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Condescend to men of low estate. The tendency of religion is to produce a low estimate of our own importance and attainments. The first part of this verse deals with the idea that we are better than other Christians. 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. He proceeds to develop it, and to point out its manifold applications. Only when we rise to the height of this conception of Christianity can it be a perfect salvation for ourselves as individual Christians. The sentiment is not materially changed whichever interpretation is adopted. 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. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/romans-12.html. Proverbs 3:5-7. II. No species of pride is more insidious or more injurious than the pride of intellect, or a fancied superiority to those around us, which leads to a contempt of their opinions, and a confident reliance upon ourselves. Romans 3:17-18 Commentary. mind not high things; be not highminded, do not think too highly of yourselves, and despise others; meddle not with, nor grasp at things too high for you, that are out of your reach, and beyond your capacity; nor seek great things for yourselves, as riches, honours, &c. nor covet great company: but condescend to men of low estate; or "to low things"; be content with mean and low things in life, and disdain not to take notice of and converse with, men in a low condition, whether in things temporal or spiritual; who may be poor in this world, be very ignorant and illiterate, as to general knowledge and learning; be men of mean parts and abilities, of very small gifts, and be weak in faith and experience; condescend to their weaknesses, bear their infirmities, and become all things to them for their good, and God's glory: consider the apostle is writing to citizens of Rome, who might be tempted to look upon themselves above others, and to look disdainfully upon others, as citizens too often do on country people, as if they were below them, as persons of low life to them: be not wise in your own conceits; see Proverbs 3:7. Compare Galatians 2:13, and see on 2 Peter 3:17, in which passages it has a bad sense from the context. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Besides, this often-repeated precept is always introduced with others of a practical nature. If it be taken as neuter, to correspond with the τὰ ὑψηλά in the first clause, then the meaning is, allow yourselves to be carried along together by lowly things: i.e. Depending on Divine grace, they must detest and dread all evil, and love and delight in whatever is kind and useful. Margin, “Be contented with mean things.”. 1. He sees his errors, and learns from them. ‘Being of the same mind one towards another’, (being harmonious in our dealings with each other), includes not showing partiality, but emphasises more a harmonious attitude towards each other, especially in the case of the strong-minded, both in the fellowship and in the home. Condescending to the humble, in the spirit of charity and sweetness. The special danger Christians are in with respect to this prudence. (b) Faith. To men of low estate - In the Greek text, the word here is an adjective ταπεινοις tapeinois, and may refer either to "people" or to "things," either in the masculine or neuter gender. It forbids--, 3. True Christians will rather therefore involve themselves in lowly things, seeking to fulfil them to their best ability. An undue estimate of one’s own opinion. Be not then wise in your own conceits. Sold by Inventory Express and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. This means we have the same attitude towards one another. Conceits—Thereby becoming opinionated and contentious. The same reference teaches us that the word ‘mind’ expresses the prevailing thoughts, and the strongest desires and affections.—To ‘mind the same thing mutually’ is to give our chief attention and take the liveliest interest in, some one thing found in each of us. “Let each so enter into the feelings and desires of the other as to be of one mind with him” (Gifford). According to the original sense, the meaning will be, being led away with lowly things or people; i.e. Romans 5:16 The gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned; for on the one hand the judgment arose from one transgression resulting in condemnation, but on the other hand the free gift arose from many transgressions resulting in justification. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. While this term is often used in a very positive sense ( Matthew 7:24; Matthew 25:2), here it has the sense of arrogance (compare Romans 11:25 where this term again occurs and has this same meaning). Verse 1 The doctrinal section of Romans concluded with the great doxology of the last chapter; and, following the style of other Pauline letters, as in Ephesians, Colossians, Galatians, etc., Paul next presented for his readers various practical applications of the holy gospel to their daily lives. Romans 12:16. (J. Lyth, D.D. Be of the same mind one towards another; mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. 12 Therefore, I urge you,brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.2 Do not conformto the pattern of this world,but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. van Hengel): “let it please you to remain in fellowship with the lowly;” Olshausen: Christianity enjoins intercourse with publicans and sinners in order to gain them for the kingdom of Christ; Hofmann: “to be drawn into the host of those who occupy an inferior station and desire nothing else, and, as their equals, disappearing amongst them, to move with them along the way in which they go.”. Not proportional to our mercies, or not for all things (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. your bodies--that is, "yourselves in the body," considered as the organ of the inner life. (Philippians 2:6 ff; John 13:4-5). II. This is just the application of the caution against high-mindedness to the estimate we form of our own mental character. actuated by a common and well-understood feeling of mutual allowance and kindness. Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. for a decent outside is often necessary to enable them to secure the ends of their ambition. . This is next taken up in detail. There is no one more dangerous to unity than the man who thinks that he is always right, and that his way is always the best way. For συναπ., see reff. The divisive power of selfish ambition. With less probability, on account of the contrast of τὰ ὑψηλά, others have taken τοῖς ταπειν. "condescend"-"Associate with" (NASV), "Accommodate yourself to humble ways, or to people, associate with humble folk." Be not wise in your own conceits. To desire them (Colossians 3:2; Psalms 73:25). IV. This is attended with bad consequences, spoils a man's usefulness, prevents his improvement in knowledge, tempts him to reject all counsel and advice given him, and to treat his fellow creatures and Christians with haughtiness and insolence, and exposes him to the scorn and contempt of men: or "be not wise by or with yourselves"; imagining you have all the wisdom, and others have none; or keeping it to yourselves, what wisdom you have communicate it to others; the Ethiopic version reads, "say not, we are wise"; see Job 12:2. Condescend - συναπαγομενοι sunapagomenoiLiterally, “being led away by, or being conducted by.” It does not properly mean to condescend, but denotes a yielding, or being guided and led in the thoughts, feelings, plans, by humble objects. ‘Be of the same hospitable, forgiving, sympathizing disposition towards one another as towards strangers and persecutors.’ Mind not high things. 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. 14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. But in true repentance, there must be hatred of former sinfulness, from a change wrought in the state of the mind, which disposes it to choose the good and to refuse … (In this sense it is taken here generally by the Greek fathers, and by Erasmus, Beza, Grotius, Estius, Bengel, Tholuck, Alford). 16.] I. B. — The word here translated condescend signifies to be led away with; and that which is rendered men of low estate may with equal propriety be rendered low or humble things; and in this way the clause is an antithesis to the one preceding. The reason that these injunctions are included in this series of injunctions which have mankind as a whole in mind is probably because it then leads on to the next three injunctions. Romans 12:6, cited by Tholuck, καὶ αὐτὴ ἡ σπάρτη συναπήγετο τῇ κοινῇ τῆς ἑλλάδος ἁλώσει. 1:17). How do I want others to view me? Treat your fellow Christian as you would want him to treat you. Certainly we will cause disunity. Ибо, то, что Эразм перевел φρονΐμους как «превозносящиеся«, довольно натянуто и выхолощено, поелику Павел повторяет дважды одно и то же без какого-либо ударения. This item: Romans: The New Humanity (Romans 12-16) (Expositional Commentary) by James Montgomery Boice Paperback $18.58 Only 1 left in stock - order soon. On the other hand, Godet, maintaining the masculine, says: "The reference is to the most indigent and ignorant and least influential in the Church. II. Margin, "Be contented with mean things.". 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. Think the same thing, i.e. 3. The foundation for Christian living. "With the dative of a person, συναπάγεσθαι means to be carried along with him; with the dative of a thing, it means to be carried along by it." But then it does not always depend on us. Be not wise in your own conceits. 2:1-4, 9; ср. However, the most appropriate remedy for curing arrogance is, that man should not be over-wise in his own esteem. It may be from wrong principles (Matthew 6:1-34. Be of the same mind one toward another. But the word literally means, "a yielding, or being carried away by", being guided or led in the thoughts, feelings, plans, by humble objects. You have higher things to mind (Philippians 3:20). Заповедано нам умеренно домогаться высшего. 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