Romans 12:17
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.

King James Bible
Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

American Standard Version
Render to no man evil for evil. Take thought for things honorable in the sight of all men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To no man rendering evil for evil. Providing good things, not only in the sight of God, but also in the sight of all men.

English Revised Version
Render to no man evil for evil. Take thought for things honourable in the sight of all men.

Webster's Bible Translation
Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

Weymouth New Testament
Pay back to no man evil for evil. Take thought for what is right and seemly in every one's esteem.

Romans 12:17 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Provide (προνοούμενοι)

The A.V. uses provide in its earlier and more literal meaning of taking thought in advance. This has been mostly merged in the later meaning of furnish, so that the translation conveys the sense of providing honestly for ourselves and our families. Better, as Rev., take thought for. The citation is from Proverbs 3:4, and varies from both Hebrew and Septuagint. Hebrew: And thou shalt find favor and good understanding in the eyes of God and man. Septuagint: And thou shalt find favor and devise excellent things in the sight of the Lord and of men. Compare 2 Corinthians 8:21. Construe in the sight of all men with the verb, not with honorable. Men's estimate of what is honorable is not the standard.

Romans 12:17 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Recompense.

Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place to wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay...

Proverbs 20:22 Say not you, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save you.

Matthew 5:39 But I say to you, That you resist not evil: but whoever shall smite you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.

1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that none render evil for evil to any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

1 Peter 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that you are thereunto called...

Provide.

Romans 14:16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:

1 Corinthians 6:6,7 But brother goes to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers...

1 Corinthians 13:4,5 Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity braggs not itself, is not puffed up...

2 Corinthians 8:20,21 Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us...

Philippians 4:8,9 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure...

Colossians 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

1 Thessalonians 4:12 That you may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that you may have lack of nothing.

1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

1 Timothy 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house...

Titus 2:4,5 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children...

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works...

1 Peter 3:16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers...

Cross References
Genesis 42:25
And Joseph gave orders to fill their bags with grain, and to replace every man's money in his sack, and to give them provisions for the journey. This was done for them.

1 Samuel 26:11
The LORD forbid that I should put out my hand against the LORD's anointed. But take now the spear that is at his head and the jar of water, and let us go."

Proverbs 20:22
Do not say, "I will repay evil"; wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you.

Proverbs 24:29
Do not say, "I will do to him as he has done to me; I will pay the man back for what he has done."

Matthew 5:24
leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Romans 12:19
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord."

2 Corinthians 8:21
for we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord's sight but also in the sight of man.

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