Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
The Rev. Thomas Thomason, while at Cambridge, having once gained the Norissian prize for a theological essay, tried a second time for it, but was surpassed by his friend Jerram. The latter thus describes the incident: "One morning Thomason hastened into my room, followed by one of the beadles, and with a gladness of heart which I shall never forget, told me that the prize was awarded to me, and that the beadle, not knowing my room, had called at his and asked where he could find me. I sincerely believe my friend could scarcely have rejoiced more had he a second time succeeded." Thomason's account to his mother was as follows: — "I have lost the prize; Jerram has got it. I am not mortified; it is still in the family, a young man of the same college, of the same Church and profession. I have had it once; it ill becomes me to murmur." It is pleasant to learn that Thomason again gained the same prize on two successive occasions.
(J. F. B. Tinling, B. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.