New International Version
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
King James Bible
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Darby Bible Translation
if possible, as far as depends on you, living in peace with all men;
World English Bible
If it is possible, as much as it is up to you, be at peace with all men.
Young's Literal Translation
If possible -- so far as in you -- with all men being in peace;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If it be possible - To live in a state of peace with one's neighbors, friends, and even family, is often very difficult. But the man who loves God must labor after this, for it is indispensably necessary even for his own sake. A man cannot have broils and misunderstandings with others, without having his own peace very materially disturbed: he must, to be happy, be at peace with all men, whether they will be at peace with him or not. The apostle knew that it would be difficult to get into and maintain such a state of peace, and this his own words amply prove: And if it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably. Though it be but barely possible, labor after it.
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TEXT: "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service."--Romans 12:1. There is perhaps no chapter in the New Testament, certainly none in this epistle, with which we are more familiar than this one which is introduced by the text; and yet, however familiar we may be with the statements, if we read them carefully and study them honestly they must always come to us not only in the …
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April 6. "As we have Many Members in one Body, So we Being Many are one Body in Christ" (Rom. xii. 4, 5).
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Do not accuse anyone for no reason-- when they have done you no harm.
leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.
"Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other."
That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome.
Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.
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