Better is the end of a thing than its beginning; better is a patient spirit than a proud spirit.
For, as in one body we have many members, but all the members have not the same office;
1 Corinthians 15:3
For I delivered to you, in the first place, what also I had received, that Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures;
The life is more than food, and the body than raiment.
What is it then? at any rate, in every way, whether in pretext or in truth, Christ is announced; and in this I rejoice, yea, also I will rejoice;
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
One man esteems day more than day; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully persuaded in his own mind.
Woe unto you, Pharisees, for ye love the first seat in the synagogues and salutations in the market-places.
But from those who were conspicuous as being somewhat whatsoever they were, it makes no difference to me: God does not accept man's person; for to me those who were conspicuous communicated nothing;
1 Corinthians 11:3
But I wish you to know that the Christ is the head of every man, but woman's head is the man, and the Christ's head God.
He must increase, but I must decrease.
And it came to pass on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they called it after the name of his father, Zacharias.
When thou art invited by any one to a wedding, do not lay thyself down in the first place at table, lest perhaps a more honourable than thou be invited by him,
1 Corinthians 12:15
If the foot say, Because I am not a hand I am not of the body, is it on account of this not indeed of the body?
And he said to them, Ye are they who justify themselves before men, but God knows your hearts; for what amongst men is highly thought of is an abomination before God.
1 Corinthians 7:19
Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing; but keeping God's commandments.
and first seats in the synagogues, and first places at suppers;
1 Corinthians 12:16
And if the ear say, Because I am not an eye I am not of the body, is it on account of this not indeed of the body?
Have ye not even read this scripture, The stone which they that builded rejected, this has become the corner-stone:
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision has any force, nor uncircumcision; but faith working through love.
But I make no account of my life as dear to myself, so that I finish my course, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the glad tidings of the grace of God.
because of your fellowship with the gospel, from the first day until now;
The stone which the builders rejected hath become the head of the corner:
and love the chief place in feasts and the first seats in the synagogues,
1 Corinthians 12:23
and those parts of the body which we esteem to be the more void of honour, these we clothe with more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness;
2 Chronicles 2:5
And the house that I will build is great; for great is our God above all gods.
1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least of the apostles, who am not fit to be called apostle, because I have persecuted the assembly of God.
And behold, there are last who shall be first, and there are first who shall be last.
Jehovah, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him, the son of man, that thou takest thought of him?
And to all these add love, which is the bond of perfectness.
And the second is like it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
And one of the scribes who had come up, and had heard them reasoning together, perceiving that he had answered them well, demanded of him, Which is the first commandment of all?
Jesus says to them, Have ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which they that builded rejected, this has become the corner-stone: this is of the Lord, and it is wonderful in our eyes?
Fools and blind ones, for which is greater, the gift, or the altar which sanctifies the gift?
A wise man is strong, and a man of knowledge increaseth strength.
1 Corinthians 1:28
and the ignoble things of the world, and the despised, has God chosen, and things that are not, that he may annul the things that are;
And the mean man shall be bowed down, and the great man brought low, and the eyes of the lofty shall be brought low;
Put not thyself forward in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of the great;