It is not good to eat much honey,
Nor is it glory to search out one’s own glory.
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth;
A stranger, and not your own lips.
Have you found honey? Eat only what you need,
That you not have it in excess and vomit it.
How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?
Boasting is necessary, though it is not profitable; but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.
I have become foolish; you yourselves compelled me. Actually I should have been commended by you, for in no respect was I inferior to the most eminent apostles, even though I am a nobody.
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;