Humble Service in the Body of Christ

For by the grace given me(A) I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.

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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.

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Serve God with Spiritual Gifts

For I say, (A)through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, (B)not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt (C)to each one a measure of faith.

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Psalm 131

A song of ascents. Of David.

My heart is not proud,(A) Lord,
    my eyes are not haughty;(B)
I do not concern myself with great matters(C)
    or things too wonderful for me.(D)

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131 Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.

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Simple Trust in the Lord

A Song of Ascents. Of David.

131 Lord, my heart is not [a]haughty,
Nor my eyes [b]lofty.
(A)Neither do I [c]concern myself with great matters,
Nor with things too [d]profound for me.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 131:1 Proud
  2. Psalm 131:1 Arrogant
  3. Psalm 131:1 Lit. walk in
  4. Psalm 131:1 difficult

21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes(A)
    and clever in their own sight.

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21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

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21 Woe to those who are (A)wise in their own eyes,
And prudent in their own sight!

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Should you then seek great(A) things for yourself? Do not seek them.(B) For I will bring disaster(C) on all people,(D) declares the Lord, but wherever you go I will let you escape(E) with your life.’”(F)

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And seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith the Lord: but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places whither thou goest.

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And do you seek great things for yourself? Do not seek them; for behold, (A)I will bring adversity on all flesh,” says the Lord. “But I will give your (B)life to you as a prize in all places, wherever you go.” ’ ”

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All Israel Will Be Saved

25 I do not want you to be ignorant(A) of this mystery,(B) brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited:(C) Israel has experienced a hardening(D) in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in,(E)

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25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

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25 For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be (A)wise in your own [a]opinion, that (B)blindness in part has happened to Israel (C)until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 11:25 estimation

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