Romans 12:3

“For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I say, through the grace giuen vnto mee, to euery man that is among you, not to thinke of himselfe more highly then hee ought to thinke, but to thinke soberly, according as God hath dealt to euery man the measure of faith.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For I say, through the grace that was given me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think as to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to each man a measure of faith.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But I say to every one of you, through the grace given to me, not to have an over-high opinion of himself, but to have wise thoughts, as God has given to every one a measure of faith.
- Basic English Bible

For I say, through the grace which has been given to me, to every one that is among you, not to have high thoughts above what he should think; but to think so as to be wise, as God has dealt to each a measure of faith.
- Darby Bible

For through the grace given to me, I say, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
- Webster's Bible

For through the authority graciously given to me I warn every individual among you not to value himself unduly, but to cultivate sobriety of judgement in accordance with the amount of faith which God has allotted to each one.
- Weymouth Bible

For I say, through the grace that was given me, to every man who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think reasonably, as God has apportioned to each person a measure of faith.
- World English Bible

For Y seie, bi the grace that is youun to me, to alle that ben among you, that ye sauere no more than it bihoueth to sauere, but for to sauere to sobrenesse; and to ech man, as God hath departid the mesure of feith.
- Wycliffe Bible

For I say, through the grace that was given to me, to every one who is among you, not to think above what it behoveth to think; but to think so as to think wisely, as to each God did deal a measure of faith,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 12:3


12:3 And I say - He now proceeds to show what that will of God is. Through the grace which is given to me - He modestly adds this, lest he should seem to forget his own direction. To every one that is among you - Believers at Rome. Happy, had they always remembered this! The measure of faith - Treated of in the first and following chapters, from which all other gifts and graces flow.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 12:3


Ro 12:3 Through the grace given to me. The grace to him, specially, was that of apostleship. See Ro 1:5 15:15 1Co 3:10. Not to think [of himself] more highly than he ought to think. A much needed exhortation. To be puffed up in one's own conceits is the end of progress. It is the "humble" who are exalted (Mt 23:2); those that "hunger" are filled (Mt 5:6 Lu 6:21). Think soberly. Let each one take a sober judgment of himself, of his powers, and duties. The measure of faith. That measure of faith which would enable one to exercise spiritual gifts. Ro 12:4-8 show that this is Paul's meaning. It is not the ordinary faith that saves the soul, but the extraordinary faith, which was accompanied in the first century by supernatural gifts, that is meant.

Discussion for Romans 12:3

  • God has given us all THE measure of FAITH. So therefore u have the tool GOD given faith ...are u using it ? are you applying it to your life, your children's lives,your healing, your purpose, your ministry. Without Faith it is impossible to please God. The faith He's given you must be activated. You must BELIEVE and not doubt to active FAITH. You have the FAITH. Scripture says that..but are stirring it up in your life. FAITH brings about results. If you just have the Faith the size of a grain of mustard seed.You can please God. So today ACTIVATE what God has given you...it will turn into crazy FAITH. Trust God not man.
  • thinking more highly of ourselves than we should can cause us to seek righteousness through our own works and efforts and thus become a stumbling block and hamper spiritual growth.
  • Shirley for verse 3
    God has given me saving faith but I seemingly cannot wrap myself around healing faith This saying a measure of faith came to me as I was meditating today on the healing of my body and mind I cannot love and forgive others as I should I just don t have the energy to love nor the desire to love Love means responsibility for others needs and I barely can get through the day myself with all my illnesses and emotional and mental problems I have been praying for just enough healing to have the energy to love others And I thought my allotted amount of faith seems to stop here at healing Is that what it means that God has limited me to saving faith and not allotted to me healing faith
  • Anonymous for verse 3
    i think jesus is saying find your position in my church service by your measure of faith

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