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

  • BSP
    Verses 3 to 5 brings out that any gifts we may have are due to the grace or undeserved kindness of Jehovah God.
  • Carlton
    Love how this chapter is focused on the mind and flesh.
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 12:17 RECOMPENSE TO NO MAN EVIL FOR EVIL PROVIDE THINGS --- HONEST --- IN THE SIGHT OF ALL MEN 2 TIMOTHY 3:13 BUT EVIL MEN AND SEDUCERS SHALL WAX WORSE AND WORSE DECEIVEING AND BEING DECEIVED
  • Wayne
    As long as you baptize in the name of the Father, in the name of the Son, in the name of the Holy Ghost, as Jesus, Himself, instructed us, by His very own words. Matthew 28-19.GBU
  • Irene123
    The Lord Jesus has His Pastors in this age of Grace. And they preach the SAME message Peter preached in Acts 2:38 - and then you follow the way to Him in the epistles the bks. after Acts .
  • Deaconess Karen Talbert
    I think that Paul is explaining to us how we as Christian are suppose to live. Verses 17 and 21 bring back memories to me as a young child, how it was " to get even" with those who mistreated me. I was raised in the church, but also as verse 2 states " and be not confirmed to this world" I was to an extent. But praise the Lord, by His love, Grace and mercy my mind has been transformed.

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