romans 12:16 commentary

Certainly not necessarily neuter, as De W.: the Apostle’s antitheses do not require such minute correspondence as this. 2 Ibid. — De Brais. Be not wise in your own conceits. (2) we are not to "begin" or to "originate" a quarrel. Greek. Romans 3:20 Commentary. 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. The first part of this verse means "Have equal regard for one another" (NEB). 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. The certainty of this meaning derives from the second clause in which Paul commanded the Christian to associate with the lowly. Syriac, "In your own opinion." Rather our ambition should be to follow the example of Christ Who was ‘meek and lowly in heart’ (Matthew 11:29). It may be only for spirituals (1 Peter 5:7), and not with all our heart (Proverbs 3:5). The sentiment is not materially changed whichever interpretation is adopted. Chrys. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. Thinking the same thing towards one another; Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. 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. By constant and prayerful study of the Word of God. Feelings of superiority are neither realistic nor appropriate for those who owe all to God"s grace. 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. — 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. 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. Two New Testament books make extensive use of this term (Romans and Philippians). I. 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. Greeting 1:1-7. v1 From Paul. "condescend"-"Associate with" (NASV), "Accommodate yourself to humble ways, or to people, associate with humble folk." Ewald): “modestissimorum exempla sectantes;” Rückert (comp. (a) Repentance (2 Corinthians 7:10). Feelings of superiority are neither realistic nor appropriate for those who owe all to God"s grace. It is a more abstract expression of the Golden Rule, Matthew 7:12. III. 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)]. (Whiteside p. 253). B. Similar, but not equivalent, is ἐν ἑαυτ., Romans 11:25. 15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Humility is necessary to the Christian not only in his dealings with others, but also to keep his mind open and teachable. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Read Introduction to Romans 16 Live in harmony with one another. His desire then was, that we should lay this aside, hear others, and regard their counsels. It may be only historical, or partial (John 1:12), or upon wrong grounds--education, not Divine testimony (1 John 5:10), or, not on Christ only (Philippians 3:8-9). He is a bold starer of truth, but here he comes to pleading with us. This writer is personally indebted to the late philanthropist and devout student of the word of God, Andrew Mizell Burton, Nashville, Tennessee, for a focus upon the meaning of this verse. Man is naturally a proud creature; but more proud of the endowments of his mind, than of those that adorn his body. This means we have the same attitude towards one another. Indeed such unity among believers was a main emphasis of Jesus in His final words to His disciples (John 13:34-35; John 15:17). Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies … Jesus applied this term to Himself in Matthew 11:29. . 2. 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, … Introduction 1:1-17. Be not then wise in your own conceits. and compare Zosimus, Hist. Be not wise in your own conceits. пояснения к 2:11; Иак. Be not wise in your own conceits. These six verses are all tied together by humility—that one should not think of himself more highly than he ought. Compare Galatians 2:13, and see on 2 Peter 3:17, in which passages it has a bad sense from the context. The development within congregations of small coteries of the allegedly elite, the formation of inner circles of preference, the stratification of churches along social, economic, or other lines of demarcation these and all similar separations are evil. 13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. We do not love God with all our hearts (Matthew 22:37), nor constantly. The injunction is not that Christians agree in the one creed, or be like-minded in relation to some third object.—It is not unanimity that is here enjoined, but agreement in our state of mind towards one another. 1:22). Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. . 3. Ибо ничто не надмевает души больше, чем мнение о собственной мудрости. Lit., with yourselves; in your own opinion. These participles are also to be understood imperatively by supplying ἔσεσθε (comp. Its motives. Rev., to things that are lowly. 7. 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. The first is positive, the second negative then positive, the third negative, describing how we should think, and how we should not think. 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. 4. Be of the same mind one towards another; mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. He sees his errors, and learns from them. 16 Be of the same mind one toward another. The general source of it is the tendency to make “self” the measure and end... 2. Surely to His example, Who for our sakes took up with the things that were lowly; Who deliberately declined what the world covets and admires, and cast in His lot with the needy, the nameless, and the homeless. Because of similar prejudices, missions to the heathen have been obstructed. 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. This idea is then amplified in the following clauses; do not be aspiring, but be humble. Mind not; do not aspire to, or seek after wealth, honor, or powerful earthly connections. Be not wise in your own conceits. As the noun here may be either masculine or neuter, some critics prefer the neuter, thinking it forms a more natural contrast to the preceding clause, thus: 'Minding not high things, but inclining unto the things that be lowly' (so Calvin, Fritzsche, DeWette, Meyer, and Philippi). 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 … J.B. Phillips has an outstanding and memorable translation of Romans 12:1-2: . 10:34; 1Тим. 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. Lord, save us from the inflations of pride, vanity and egotism. 3 Rev. According to the original sense, the meaning will be, being led away with lowly things or people; i.e. 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. It is to them the believer ought to feel most drawn. ‘Set not your mind on high things, but be carried away with the lowly’ (not ‘condescend to men of low estate’). things above your capacities and callings. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. 5:21; 1Пет. μὴ τὰ ὑψ.] 2 Peter 3:17. wise = prudent. 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. God has put us each in the body as it pleases Him, so we should not think that we, as, say, the toe are better than the knee because the toe cannot do the knee's job. ‘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. Be not wise in your own conceits." Greek. Nothing destroys Christian fellowship more effectually than this conceit of wisdom. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. He puts before us as objects of thought and endeavour all that is highest and noblest in the world. This is not an excuse for inactivity, it is a warning against overweening ambition. (McGarvey p. 501). wise according to your own judgment. Mind not high things; i.e. III. 16.Not thinking arrogantly of yourselves, (395) etc. 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.”. Love our neighbor Romans 13:8-10. Most modern commentators concur in this view of the passage. (St. John A. Frere, M.A.). instead of following the impulse to high things, rather yielding to that which is humble, to the claims and tasks which are presented to you by the humbler relations of life, entering into this impulse towards the lower strata and spheres of life, which lays claim to you, and following it. (Whiteside p. 254), Some would even suggest, "let the lowly take you by the hand" (i.e. Differences of condition are accidental, temporal, designed to afford opportunity for the development of this spirit. 2. The word ( συναπάγω) rendered condescend properly means, in the passive or middle voice, to allow one's self to be carried along with others, i.e. — Ed. Live in harmony with one another. “Be united or agreed with each other.” Flatt; compare Philemon 2:2; 2 Corinthians 13:11. Be not men of mind in your own conceit. Bibliographical InformationBarnes, Albert. 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. Set not your mind on high things, but condescend to things that are lowly. Do not set your mind on high things, but condescend to things that are lowly. 16 Be of the same mind one toward another. “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. Be of the same mind is from a single word (phroneo); this is a present tense verb and it occurs twice in this verse. καὶ αὐτὴ ἡ σπάρτη συναπήγετο τῇ κοινῇ τῆς ἑλλάδος ἁλώσει. A final term deserving attention is "wise" (phronimos). But this is not to be understood merely as part of the preceding sentence: it is merely a resumption of the participial construction of most of these exhortations (as Romans 12:12-13), and is to be regarded as a distinct and independent counsel to cherish and manifest a lively feeling of the common bond which binds all Christians to each other, whatever diversity of station, cultivation, temperament, or gifts may obtain among them. Do not be proud. "And don"t think you know it all!" In either way the general sense is the same. 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. 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). 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. III. Be of the same mind one toward another. Condescend - συναπαγομενοι sunapagomenoi. — ’ This sentence,’ says Calvin, ‘connects with the preceding part of the context; for nothing inflates the mind more than a high opinion of our own wisdom and prudence.’ Self-conceit is an evidence of weakness of mind and of ignorance. 16.] Be not wise in your own conceits. [Erasmus ] has rendered φρονίμους , arrogantes — arrogant; but the rendering is strained and frigid; for Paul would in this case repeat the same word without any meaning. The idea, then, fully expressed is, “set not your mind on lofty things, but be borne away ( ἀπό ) from these by the current of your Christian sympathy along with ( σύν ) things which are humble.”. 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. Hic ergo damnatur ambitio, et quae sub magnanimitatis nomine se insinuat animi elatio: siquidem praecipua fidelium virtus moderatio est, vel potius submissio, quae honorem semper malit aliis ceder quam praeripere." The nobler life of man is thereby prevented. "Don"t be a satellite orbiting around the great ones in the limelight." This is closely connected with the other precepts, for such self-sufficiency in judgment usually attends ambition, and serves to foster the aristocratic feeling, which, as Godet intimates, the Apostle opposes throughout this verse. Romans 3:10-11 Commentary. 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. 5. Evidently, neither in Church nor State did God intend men to be upon a dead level. I. Margin, "Be contented with mean things.". ‘Set not your minds on high things, but be swept away, or carried along by, things that are lowly.’ The word used signifies an irresistible pressure or fascination. C. Serve our society Romans 12:9-21. The idea is that of loving unanimity, and the points to the active manifestation of this temper in all the mutual relations of Christians. Conclusion: Mind not high things. Holiness, we see, is one limit. This volume completes the first English translation of Rufinus’s Latin version of Origen of Alexandria’s Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans and contains Origen’s detailed exegesis of Romans 6:12–16:27. I take the word humble in the neuter gender, that the antithesis may be more complete.’ Be not wise in your own conceits. 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. As much as lieth in you - This implies two things: (1) We are to do our utmost endeavors to preserve peace, and to appease the anger and malice of others. Set not your mind on high things, but condescend to things that are lowly. Флп. Set not your mind on high things, but condescend to things that are lowly. Conceits—Thereby becoming opinionated and contentious. Τοῖς ταπεινοῖς to the lowly may mean either lowly men or lowly things. On the other hand, Godet, maintaining the masculine, says: "The reference is to the most indigent and ignorant and least influential in the Church. Being uplifted one against another would be a sign of this fault being present and operative. do not aspire after them, do not desire and seek them; see the use of the Greek word here employed in Romans 8:5; Colossians 3:2, ( τὰ ἄνω φρονεῖτε), But condescend to men of low estate. (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. 3. This precept is intimately connected with the preceding, since ambition and contempt for lowly persons and pursuits generally arise from overweening self-estimation. 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 3:27-28 Commentary. The proverbs of the world are for the most part... 3. Price, Mind not high things. But in so doing we shall discover a Diviner wisdom. 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. This is threefold; an unity of the head, or an unity of judgment and opinion; an unity of the heart, or an unity in love and affection; and an unity of the tongue, which is an unity of expression. 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.—Otherwise it would teach anger, jealousy, and misapprehension. — Men in general are aspiring to things above them. Τοῖς ταπεινοῖς tothe lowly may mean either lowly men or lowly things. The Gentiles, who did not have the Law, will be judged apart from the Law. The professed love of Christians to each other should be sincere, free from deceit, and unmeaning and deceitful compliments. Let us beware lest we have but exchanged the honest “competition” of the marketplace for a “consecrated selfishness” baptized with the name of Christ! Not setting the mind on such things means not being influenced by them and not allowing them to be the basis of one's attitude toward his brothers in Christ. But the word literally means, "a yielding, or being carried away by", being guided or led in the thoughts, feelings, plans, by humble objects. By considering the examples of holy men, especially of Christ Himself. Living the Christian Life. “Associate” is perhaps the best rendering of συναπαγόμενοι, which literally means to withdraw from one party in order to walk with another: they were to withdraw from those who minded high things, and walk or associate with the humble and lowly. The same reference teaches us that the word ‘mind’ expresses the prevailing thoughts, and the strongest desires and affections, IV. They would appear mainly to have behaviour within the fellowship in mind, but also have a wider application, for the Christian should never be involved in battles for supremacy in spheres where all are ambitious. 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. II. High things—Literally: Not the lofty things, thinking, but to the humble things, condescending. See Luke ii. (McGarvey p. 500) "It does not seem to refer to unity in gospel teaching (as other passages teach), but rather of sentiment, or disposition..each one to enter into the rejoicing and sorrows of the other." Note--. How do I want others to view me? 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. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. (b) Faith. Margin, “Be contented with mean things.”. 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. ‘Mind’ here includes the feelings as well as the thoughts, III. Assuredly not. As an act of intelligent worship, decide to yield your entire self to Him ( present your bodies a living sacrifice ). 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. 6 In all your ways kacknowledge him, The participial form recurs, but the force is still imperative. Romans 12:6, cited by Tholuck, καὶ αὐτὴ ἡ σπάρτη συναπήγετο τῇ κοινῇ τῆς ἑλλάδος ἁλώσει. Great--. It is confirmed by the general opinion and practice of men. Determination of theological controversies. Be not wise in your own conceits.—Comp. 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. William Sanday and Rev. не высокомудрствуйте Не допускать самовозвеличения и гордыни (ср. To labour after them (John 6:27; Matthew 6:33). Do not think of yourselves as wise. In your own conceits - Greek, "Among yourselves." So far as it manifests itself among Christians, it evidences low attainments in the knowledge of the things of God, and is most destructive to the harmony of a church, and the improvement of the individual under its influence. It exposes a man to merited humiliation. Beveridge. This, however, cannot be effected but by a full knowledge of the Divine word. Be not wise in your own conceits.—Comp. (McGuiggan p. 373) (Proverbs 3:7). Romans 12:16 Context. 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. Its importance. to men of low estate — or (as some render the words), “inclining unto the things that be lowly.” But we prefer the former. 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. (Witham). ‘Be of the same hospitable, forgiving, sympathizing disposition towards one another as towards strangers and persecutors.’ Mind not high things. Peace and unity within the fellowship leads on to a desire for peace and unity in the world. Be not wise in your own conceits. Wordsworth’s sonnet addressed to Milton ’ “and yet thy heart the lowliest duties on herself did lay”. 2. φρόνιμοι παρʼ ἑαυτ.] The connection shows that the apostle had in view those things which pertained to worldly offices and honors; wealth, and state, and grandeur. He pursues into every region of conduct that renewal of life and character for which he pleads, insisting upon love as its one all-sufficient inspiration. It is confirmed by the general opinion and practice of men. (In this sense it is taken here generally by the Greek fathers, and by Erasmus, Beza, Grotius, Estius, Bengel, Tholuck, Alford). When spiritual pride exists, "the unity of the church" will usually be endangered "by the arrogance of individuals or of whole groups" (both quotes from Brown, ). “For all who have sinned without the Law will also perish without the Law, and all who have sinned under the Law will be judged by the Law.”“For” shows that Paul is explaining verse 11, “For there is no partiality with God.” Verse 12 means that God will judge each person according to the light that he was given. you can learn much from humble, ordinary folk.). condescend = literally be carried away with. tapeinoisand may refer either to “people” or to “things,” either in the masculine or neuter gender. 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. Be of the same mind one toward another. I beseech you therefore, brethren, Paul is a calm reasoner. being drawn into sympathy with them. 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