Romans 12:9
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English Standard Version
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.

King James Bible
Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

American Standard Version
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let love be without dissimulation. Hating that which is evil, cleaving to that which is good.

English Revised Version
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

Weymouth New Testament
Let your love be perfectly sincere. Regard with horror what is evil; cling to what is right.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Love (ἡ ἀγάπη)

The article has the force of your. See on loveth, John 5:20.

Without dissimulation (ἀνυπόκριτος)

Rev., without hypocrisy. See on hypocrites, Matthew 23:13.

Abhor (ἀποστυγοῦντες)

Lit., abhorring. The only simple verb for hate in the New Testament is μισέω. Στυγέω, quite frequent in the classics, does not occur except in this compound, which is found only here. The kindred adjective στυγητός hateful, is found 1 Timothy 3:3. The original distinction between μισέω and στυγέω is that the former denotes concealed and cherished hatred, and the latter hatred expressed. The preposition ἀπό away from, may either denote separation or be merely intensive. An intense sentiment is meant: loathing.

Cleave (κολλώμενοι)

See on joined himself, Luke 15:15. Compare Acts 17:34; 1 Corinthians 6:16.

Romans 12:9 Parallel Commentaries

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love.

2 Samuel 20:9,10 And Joab said to Amasa, Are you in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him...

Psalm 55:21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

Proverbs 26:25 When he speaks fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.

Ezekiel 33:31 And they come to you as the people comes, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear your words, but they will not do them...

Matthew 26:49 And immediately he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.

John 12:6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bore what was put therein.

2 Corinthians 6:6 By pureness, by knowledge, by long-suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,

2 Corinthians 8:8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.

1 Thessalonians 2:3 For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:

1 Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

James 2:15,16 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food...

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit to unfeigned love of the brothers...

1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

1 John 3:18-20 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth...

Abhor.

Psalm 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Psalm 36:4 He devises mischief on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he abhors not evil.

Psalm 45:7 You love righteousness, and hate wickedness: therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.

Psalm 97:10 You that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserves the souls of his saints; he delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.

Psalm 101:3 I will set no wicked thing before my eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not stick to me.

Psalm 119:104,163 Through your precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way...

Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the fraudulent mouth, do I hate.

Amos 5:15 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate...

Hebrews 1:9 You have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even your God...

cleave.

Acts 11:23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all...

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.

Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

1 Peter 3:10,11 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile...

Cross References
Psalm 36:4
He plots trouble while on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he does not reject evil.

Psalm 97:10
O you who love the LORD, hate evil! He preserves the lives of his saints; he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

Amos 5:15
Hate evil, and love good, and establish justice in the gate; it may be that the LORD, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

2 Corinthians 6:6
by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love;

1 Thessalonians 5:15
See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.

1 Thessalonians 5:21
but test everything; hold fast what is good.

1 Timothy 1:5
The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

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