Romans 12:16

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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Be of the same mind one towards another. Minde not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Bee not wise in your owne conceits.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be in harmony with one another. Do not have a high opinion of yourselves, but be in agreement with common people. Do not give yourselves an air of wisdom.
- Basic English Bible

Have the same respect one for another, not minding high things, but going along with the lowly: be not wise in your own eyes:
- Darby Bible

Be of the same mind one towards another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
- Webster's Bible

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.
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible

Fele ye the same thing togidere; not sauerynge heiy thingis, but consentynge to meke thingis. Nile ye be prudent anentis you silf;
- Wycliffe Bible

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;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 12:16


12:16 Mind not high things - Desire not riches, honour, or the company of the great.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 12:16


Ro 12:16 [Be] of the same mind one toward another. Let there be harmony; a spirit of concord. Mind not high things. Do not seek for official or social distinction. Obedience to this would eliminate caste from the church. But condescend to men of low estate. Instead of seeking pre-eminence, we are to walk in lowly spirit like our Savior. Be not wise in your own conceits. Conceited and opinionated as the result.

Discussion for Romans 12

  • Kouame abraham
    Good teaching about love i like it
  • Lydia chikonde
    i think romans 12 is teaching us how we are supposed to behave as christians,its teaching us how we can cultivate good character from the basis of love,to giving,doctrine,faith in GOD who is our battler

  • Rose
    IN ROMANS 12, i think the lord is reminding us that when we give, it should be coming from our hearts. He that giveth, let him do it with simplicity .
  • BSP
    We are told not to think more of ourselves than necessary in verse 3.
  • Ahuwa Chiamaka
    We should always learn to show love
  • Philip C. Parks
    The expression, "thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head," is a metaphor with at least two interpretations: 1st, the Christian's compassion rather than retribution will potentially cause within the "enemy" guilt, shame, and embarrassment. 2nd, The "enemy" will potentially feel mental pain for receiving compassion and mercy in response to insult, defamation, and slander--PCP.

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