Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
Two boats were sent out from Dover to relieve a vessel in distress. The fury of the tempest overset one of them, which contained three sailors, one of whom sank. The two remaining sailors were floating on the deep; a rope was thrown to one of them from the other boat, but he refused it, crying out, "Fling it to Tom; he is just ready to go down. I can last some time longer." They did so. Tom was drawn into the boat. The rope was then flung to the generous tar, just in time to save him also from drowning.
Parallel VersesKJV: Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.