Romans 12
Berean Literal Bible

Living Sacrifices
(1 Corinthians 3:16-18; 1 Corinthians 6:18-20)

1Therefore I exhort you, brothers, through the compassions of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy to God, well-pleasing, which is your reasonable service. 2And do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of the mind, for you to prove what is the good and well-pleasing and perfect will of God.

3For through the grace having been given to me, I say to everyone being among you, not to be high-minded above what it behooves you to think, but to think so as to be sober-minded, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith. 4For just as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, 5so we, the many, are one body in Christ; and individually members one of another.

6And we are having different gifts according to the grace having been given to us: if prophecy, according to the proportion of the faith; 7or service, in the service; or teaching, in the teaching; 8or exhorting, in the exhortation; giving, in generosity; leading, in diligence; showing mercy, in cheerfulness.

Love, Zeal, Hope, Hospitality
(John 13:31-35; 1 John 3:11-24)

9Let love be unfeigned: abhorring evil, cleaving to good, 10devoted to one another in brotherly love, esteeming one another in honor, 11not lagging in diligence, being fervent in spirit, serving the Lord, 12rejoicing in hope, being patient in tribulation, being constant in prayer, 13contributing to the needs of the saints, pursuing hospitality.

(Matthew 18:21-35)

14Bless those persecuting you. Bless and do not curse; 15to rejoice with the rejoicing, to weep with the weeping; 16minding the same thing toward one another, not minding the things haughty, but going along with the lowly. Do not be wise in yourselves, 17repaying to no one evil for evil, providing right before all men; 18if possible of you, living at peace with all men; 19never avenging yourselves, beloved; instead give place to wrath, for it has been written: “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”a

20On the contrary,

“If your enemy should hunger, feed him;

if he should thirst, give him to drink;

for doing this,

you will heap coals of fire upon his head.”b

21Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

a 19 Deuteronomy 32:35
b 20 Proverbs 25:21,22

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