Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and he who has suffered in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
For in the manner that we have many members in one body, nevertheless all the members do not have the same operation;
1 Corinthians 15:3
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received: how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures
The life is more than food, and the body is more than raiment.
What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretense, or in truth, Christ is preached, and I therein do rejoice, and will even rejoice.
what is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou dost visit him?
Also, some make a difference between one day and another; others esteem every day alike. Let each one be fully persuaded in his own soul.
Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the first seats in the synagogues and greetings in the markets.
But of these who seemed to be of repute, (whatever they were, it makes no matter to me: God does not accept the appearance of men), for those who seemed to be of repute in conference added nothing to me;
1 Corinthians 11:3
But I would have you know that the head of every man is the Christ, and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God.
It is expedient unto him to increase, but unto me, to decrease.
And it came to pass that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they called him Zacharias after the name of his father.
When thou art called to a wedding by anyone, do not sit down in the highest place, lest a more honourable man than thou be invited of him,
1 Corinthians 12:15
If the foot shall say, Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body, is it therefore not of the body?
And he said unto them, Ye are they who justify themselves before men, but God knows your hearts, for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
1 Corinthians 7:19
Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing but the keeping of the commandments of God.
and the first chairs in the synagogues and the first seats at the suppers,
1 Corinthians 12:16
And if the ear shall say, Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body, is it therefore not of the body?
And have ye not read this scripture: The stone which the builders rejected is placed as the head of the corner;
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails anything nor uncircumcision, but faith which works by charity.
But none of these things move me, neither do I count my life dear unto myself, only that I might finish my course with joy and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now,
The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner.
and love the first place at feasts and the chief seats in the synagogues
1 Corinthians 12:23
and those members of the body which we think to be more vile, these we dress with more abundant honour; and those in us who are more indecent have more honesty.
2 Chronicles 2:5
And the house which I must build is great, for great is our God above all gods.
1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least of the apostles, for I am not worthy to be called an apostle because I persecuted the congregation of God.
And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.
LORD, what is man that thou knowest him? or the son of man, that thou esteemeth him?
And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfection.
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
And one of the scribes came, having heard their dispute and knowing that he had given a good response unto them, asked him, Which is the principal commandment of all?
Jesus said unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
Ye fools and blind, for which one is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift?
The wise man is strong; and the man of understanding is a mighty man of valour.
1 Corinthians 1:28
and that which is vile of the world and that which is despised God has chosen, and things which are not, to bring to nought the things that are,
And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:
Do not praise thyself in the presence of the king, and do not stand in the place of great men;