18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. καὶ αὐτὴ ἡ σπάρτη συναπήγετο τῇ κοινῇ τῆς ἑλλάδος ἁλώσει. 6. Be of the same mind one toward another. Humility is necessary to the Christian not only in his dealings with others, but also to keep his mind open and teachable. 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. 3. ‘The Apostle in this chapter shows in detail what he means by the transformation (of life) referred to in the second verse. 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. 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. It refers to the practical “prudence” which guides men in business and in the ventures and contingencies of life. Disagreement over matters of daily living and daily Christian service, should be in love, and include having a constant desire for such unity. The connection shows that the apostle had in view those things which pertained to worldly offices and honors; wealth, and state, and grandeur. 2:1-4, 9; ср. The ταπεινά ought to have for the Christian a force of attraction, in virtue of which he yields himself to fellowship with them ( συν), and allows himself to be guided by them in the determination of his conduct. 3. 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. . Erasmus and others understand this clause to mean, ‘Think of others as well as you do of yourselves' (nemo putet alium se minorem.) The divisive power of intellectual self-conceit. τὸ αὐτὸ εἰς ἀλλ. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. There was only One Act of condescension which the Apostle knew, and that one act had made any other impossible and inconceivable. The professed love of Christians to each other should be sincere, free from deceit, and unmeaning and deceitful compliments. The latter view accords with the common rendering of the next clause. It is this preference that has consecrated the humble side of life. Which is not to be understood of the sameness of their judgment, or of their agreement in sentiments, espousing the same doctrines, observing the same ordinances, and in the same manner, and attending to the same form of discipline; but of their having the same love, and being of the same accord and affection to one another, entertaining the same good opinion, or a better, of others than of themselves; and so the Syriac version renders the passage, "what ye think of yourselves, think also of your brethren": think of one another, as equally interested in the love of God, redeemed by the blood of Christ, blessed with the same spiritual blessings in him, and called in the same hope of your calling; and do not think of one another, as being one richer or wiser than another, do not value yourselves upon that: 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. Romans 12-16 by Dianne Miller on Bible.org. Doddridge. we are of the same mind one towards another. 4. Never be wise in your own sight. Similar, but not equivalent, is ἐν ἑαυτ., Romans 11:25. III. 3. , Romans 15:5, is a favourite expression, best explained by reference to Philippians 2:2; Philippians 4:2, 2 Corinthians 13:11. Compare Galatians 2:13, and see on 2 Peter 3:17, in which passages it has a bad sense from the context. According to Fritzsche, τὸ αὐτό refers to what follows, so that modesty is meant as that towards which their mind should be mutually directed. See Luke ii. The tendency of religion is to produce a low estimate of our own importance and attainments. Here then is condemned all ambition and that elation of mind which insinuates itself under the name of magnanimity; for the chief virtue of the faithful is moderation, or rather lowliness of mind, which ever prefers to give honor to others, rather than to take it away from them. your bodies--that is, "yourselves in the body," considered as the organ of the inner life. 1. But condescend to (be carried along by) men of low estate, or ‘lowly things.’ It is difficult to decide whether the last phrase is masculine or neuter, the same form being used for both genders. In τὰ ὑψηλὰ φρονοῦντες, the ὑψηλά are necessarily subjective, the lofty thoughts of the man. “Let each so enter into the feelings and desires of the other as to be of one mind with him” (Gifford). The certainty of this meaning derives from the second clause in which Paul commanded the Christian to associate with the lowly. I beseech you therefore, brethren, Paul is a calm reasoner. The foundation for Christian living. (McGuggian p. 373), "be not wise in your own conceits"-"Estimation" (NASV), in your own opinion (Vincent p. 161). “And cleave to the humble,” is the Syriac version. high things—that is, Cherish not ambitious or aspiring purposes and desires. There are times when we need a new look at a familiar verse. (Whiteside p. 254), Some would even suggest, "let the lowly take you by the hand" (i.e. Greeting 1:1-7. v1 From Paul. 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. We may repent of some sins, not of all: and our repentance in proportional to none of our sins. 16. Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies … Romans 12:16-18 New International Version (NIV) 16 Live in harmony with one another. I take the term humble in the neuter gender, to complete the antithesis. But it is not to be understood of speculative opinion. 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. Romans 11:25, where he had stated this frame of mind as one to be avoided by those whose very place in God’s church was owing to His free mercy. "same mind"-() "Have equal regard for one another" (NEB). But it is more than doubtful whether St. Paul is here thinking about persons at all. Be of the same mind, etc. Occurance: Romans 11:25. Romans 12:2 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 12:2, NIV: "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will." Lit., with yourselves; in your own opinion. 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. We must not only do that which is … The nobler life of man is thereby prevented. Conceits—Thereby becoming opinionated and contentious. Be of the same mind one toward another. (McGuiggan p. 373) (Proverbs 3:7). Do not have divided interests; do not be pursuing different ends and aims; do not indulge counter plans and purposes; and do not seek honors, offices, for yourself which you do not seek for your brethren, so that you may still regard yourselves as brethren on a level, and aim at the same object.” The Syriac has well rendered the passage: “And what you think concerning yourselves, the same also think concerning your brethren; neither think with an elevated or ambitious mind, but accommodate yourselves to those who are of humbler condition;” compare 1 Peter 3:8. Each must labour towards the universal ends of Christ’s kingdom as a “member in particular.”, 4. It led Peter and Paul to wider fields of usefulness. 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. He shows how it is to leaven all our views of obligation, to effect our fulfilment of everyday duty, to elevate our motives, to quicken our sense of responsibility for every gift and opportunity we enjoy; how, in a word, it is to inspire every part of the secret and personal life.’. Compare. Found only three times in the New Testament (the other two places are Galatians 2:13 -carried away and 2 Peter 3:17 -led away), condescend suggests we should "be ‘led along with' the humble rather than the proud or the lofty" (CBL, GED, 6:183). Слово же «смиренные» я понимаю в среднем роде, дабы восполнить приводимый антитезис. Be of the same mind one toward another. . Here it is a noun and it refers "to mankind's inverted value system" (CBL, GED, 6:399). They will not trample on all conventionalities, or despise providential and social distinctions, but they will overcome them, so as to know each other, and bless each other as brethren in Christ. Mind not high things; that is, they were not to set their hearts on what is high and honorable in the estimation of the world. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. "things"-may mean either lowly men or lowly situations. It should never, however, be our ambition. wise according to your own judgment. Деян. 451201 > ROMANS 12:1-21 HERE we enter on the second division of this Epistle, where Paul, according to his accustomed method, enforces the duties of believers, by arguments dependent on his previous exhibition of the grand and influential doctrines of the Gospel.These doctrines, as well as all the commandments of God, may be summed up in one word, namely, in\parLOVE. sunapagomai. As they honestly view themselves. For συναπ., see reff. Let not ambition make you blind to Christian worth, but recognise it, and honour it, and do homage to it wherever found. 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 … being drawn into sympathy with them. That word ‘condescend’ had no place in St. Paul’s vocabulary; it is utterly alien from his thought. Lord, save us from the inflations of pride, vanity and egotism. 2 Ibid. Не высокомудрствуйте. The verb literally means being carried off along with; hence yielding or submitting to, and so condescending. Margin, "Be contented with mean things.". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". actuated by a common and well-understood feeling of mutual allowance and kindness. (b) Faith. Class distinctions, high positions, situations, social eminence, etc..are to be avoided as tending to sever your sympathies, interests and desires from your humble brethren. The wording is taken advisedly from our New Version, which is nearer to the original than that of the Authorised Version, but nevertheless fails to convey its full meaning. 48. Strive not after things that are (too high) be too ambitious (Arndt p. 850) "Avoid such things as lead one to flatter the great, to court the rich, and be servile to the mighty." 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. Comp. Commentary on Romans 12:9-16. Vocem humilibus in neutro genere accipio, ut antithesis ita compleatur. "set not your mind on high things"-"do not be haughty in mind" (NASV), "Don"t become snobbish" (Phi). 2 Peter 3:17. wise = prudent. Romans 3:20 Commentary. Romans 12:16. Depending on Divine grace, they must detest and dread all evil, and love and delight in whatever is kind and useful. 1. Acting thus, Christians will be of the same mind one toward another, and share in each other’s joys and sorrows. Cf.Galatians 2:13, 2 Peter 3:17. This precept is intimately connected with the preceding, since ambition and contempt for lowly persons and pursuits generally arise from overweening self-estimation. The general source of it is the tendency to make “self” the measure and end... 2. Be modest in the expression of your own opinion. 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. Romans 12-16New International Version (NIV) A Living Sacrifice. παρʼ ἑαυτ. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, 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. is necessarily objective; some outward objects with which the persons exhorted are συναπάγεσθαι. The tendency of religion is to produce a low estimate of our own importance and attainments. Compare James 2:1-4. Origen’s much neglected Commentary, which stands out in splendid isolation at the fountainhead of Greek and Latin exegesis, is now completely accessible to English readers. ‘Set not your mind on high things, but condescend to things that are lowly.’. 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. It exposes a man to merited humiliation. to men of low estate — or (as some render the words), “inclining unto the things that be lowly.” But we prefer the former. Judge me and treat me in the way that you desire for yourself (Matthew 7:12). On the contrary, Christianity, the religion of humility, sets our minds on the very highest things that can kindle the ambition of human hearts. 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. How common is the error “Save yourself” as a religious duty. These participles are also to be understood imperatively by supplying ἔσεσθε (comp. Be not wise in your own conceits. With eyes wide open to the mercies of God, I beg you, my brothers, as an act of intelligent worship, to give Him your bodies, as a living sacrifice, consecrated to Him and acceptable by Him. The divisive power of selfish ambition. Momentary (Luke 12:20). The command is, that we should be united; feeling towards others as we would have them feel towards us. Here the latter idea is the prominent one. It needs to be the right one, and it needs to be continual; condescend is a present tense verb. But the verb-which signifies to 'be drawn away along with,' and is used sometimes in a bad sense (as Galatians 2:13 and 2 Peter 3:17) - agrees best with the masculine sense of our own version. Take heed of ambitious aspirings: remember what David said (one every way above you) in Psalms 131:1. 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. 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. There are between those who constitute a Church real, substantial, heaven-ordained differences, of mental calibre, circumstances of birth and education, physical development, vocation, qualification, tastes, pursuits. The negatives which follow introduce explanatory clauses: they forbid what would destroy the unanimity of love. Апостол говорит: не думайте о себе высоко. Romans 12:6, cited by Tholuck, καὶ αὐτὴ ἡ σπάρτη συναπήγετο τῇ κοινῇ τῆς ἑλλάδος ἁλώσει. Does it discourage that strong desire in the best of men to succeed? They describe an attitude of mind permanently taken up. It is to them the believer ought to feel most drawn. Besides, this often-repeated precept is always introduced with others of a practical nature. Set not your mind on high things, but condescend to things that are lowly. μὴ τὰ ὑψ.] Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. ; thus Paul felt himself compelled to enter into humble situations, to work as a handicraftsman, to suffer need and nakedness, to be weak with the weak, etc. Read Introduction to Romans 16 Live in harmony with one another. — 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. — 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. It means that Christians should seek the objects of interest and companionship, not among the great, the rich, and the noble, but among the humble and the obscure. It is difficult to put our judgment into a common stock, and estimate another’s as impartially as our own; but love requires it, and without it there is no such thing as . Depending on Divine grace, they must detest and dread all evil, and love and delight in whatever is kind and useful. — De Brais. 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. Ибо ничто не потакает так суемудрию, как наше превозношение, когда мы, достигнув высокого положения, надеемся на еще большее. 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. ‘Be of the same hospitable, forgiving, sympathizing disposition towards one another as towards strangers and persecutors.’ Mind not high things. Only here, Galatians 1:2, Galatians 1:13. The idea is that of loving unanimity, and the points to the active manifestation of this temper in all the mutual relations of Christians. The term συναπαγομενοι, which we translate condescend, from συν, together, and απαγω, to lead, signifies to be led, carried, or dragged away to prison with another; and points out the state in which the primitive Christians were despised and rejected of men, and often led forth to prison and death. 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. The persistent assertions of your own--. Instead of being carried away with admiration of the rich and powerful, Paul said, "Be carried away (this the exact meaning in Greek, see margin) with the lowly.". Holiness, we see, is one limit. If God should then determine for them a role of leadership, they will engage in it, but they will engage in it humbly, recognising their own unworthiness. 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. be in agreement, live in harmony (Arndt p. 866) "Enter into the mind or feeling of your brother, whether in joy or sorrow." Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. condescend = literally be carried away with. Romans 12:16-19 At the very least, Paul derived this from the example of Christ, who submitted to wicked and corrupt officials and authorities. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. It is confirmed by the general opinion and practice of men. 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. 2. His last prayer included a prayer for such unity among those who believed in Him (John 17:20-21). Romans … How, in view of these, not only separating, but even repelling, forces, can the command here addressed to the members of a Christian community, to sympathise with one another, be practised? Ибо, то, что Эразм перевел φρονΐμους как «превозносящиеся«, довольно натянуто и выхолощено, поелику Павел повторяет дважды одно и то же без какого-либо ударения. Do not be wise-minded in your own conceits.’, These three injunctions place great emphasis on how we ‘think in our minds’. 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. The two following clauses are thus given by [Doddridge ], “Affect not high things, but condescend to men of low rank,” — and by [Macknight ], “Do not care for high things; but associate with lowly men.” The word ταπεινοῖς, is not found in the New Testament to be applied to things, but to persons. It might be rendered--“Become not prudent by yourselves.” The accepted translation is unfortunate, suggesting a sense the word never bears. This would well agree with the sentence which follows. The contrast with leads others to take as neuter: and so the R.V. Whitby paraphrases it, "Desire the same things for others, that you do for yourselves, and would have them desire for you." Romans 12:16. Romans 3:17-18 Commentary. The Apostle employs words in Greek more significant, and more suitable to the antithesis, “Not thinking,” he says, “of high things:” by which he means, that it is not the part of a Christian ambitiously to aspire to those things by which he may excel others, nor to assume a lofty appearance, but on the contrary to exercise humility and meekness: for by these we excel before the Lord, and not by pride and contempt of the brethren. (f) Charity. Note--. The verb is the same as in the previous clause (lit, ‘minding the same; minding not the high things’). The insertion of the seemingly incongruous μὴ γίνεσθε … ἑαυτοῖς is sufficiently accounted for by reference to ch. See the note at Romans 11:25. 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. I take the word humble in the neuter gender, that the antithesis may be more complete.’ Be not wise in your own conceits. (McGarvey p. 501). 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 is next taken up in detail. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. (H. A. Be not wise in your own conceits. 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—. 1. Two New Testament books make extensive use of this term (Romans and Philippians). Заповедано нам умеренно домогаться высшего. But thus this clause of the discourse would not be independent, which is contrary to the analogy of the rest. 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. Philipi. II. on Romans 12:9), and not to be joined to Romans 12:15, nor yet to μὴ γίνεσθε φρόν. Let the poor, godly man be your chief companion; and learn from his humility and piety to be humble and godly. The sentiment is not materially changed whichever interpretation is adopted. Romans 3:27-28 Commentary. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. But it is more than doubtful whether St. Paul is here thinking about persons at all.—The authors of our New Version have decided that he was not. A literal translation of the Greek will give somewhat a different sense, but one evidently correct. You have higher things to mind (Philippians 3:20). 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