Romans 12:18
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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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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Romans 14:17,19 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost...

2 Samuel 20:19 I am one of them that are peaceable and faithful in Israel: you seek to destroy a city and a mother in Israel...

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

Psalm 120:5-7 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!...

Proverbs 12:20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.

Matthew 5:5,9 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth...

Mark 9:50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltiness, with which will you season it? Have salt in yourselves...

1 Corinthians 7:15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases...

2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace...

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Ephesians 4:3 Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Colossians 3:14,15 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfection...

1 Thessalonians 5:13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.

2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

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

James 3:16-18 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work...

1 Peter 3:11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

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A Reasonable Service
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
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot

April 6. "As we have Many Members in one Body, So we Being Many are one Body in Christ" (Rom. xii. 4, 5).
"As we have many members in one body, so we being many are one body in Christ" (Rom. xii. 4, 5). Sometimes our communion with God is cut off, or interrupted because of something wrong with a brother, or some lack of unity in the body of Christ. We try to get at the Lord, but we cannot, because we are separated from some member of the Lord's body, or because there is not the freedom of His love flowing through every organic part. It does not need a blow upon the head to paralyze the brain; a blow
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Another Triplet of Graces
'Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer.'--ROMANS xii. 12. These three closely connected clauses occur, as you all know, in the midst of that outline of the Christian life with which the Apostle begins the practical part of this Epistle. Now, what he omits in this sketch of Christian duty seems to me quite as significant as what he inserts. It is very remarkable that in the twenty verses devoted to this subject, this is the only one which refers to the inner secrets
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)

Still Another Triplet
'Be of the same mind one toward another. Set not your mind on high things, but condescend to things that are lowly. Be not wise in your own conceits.'--Romans xii. 16 (R.V.). We have here again the same triple arrangement which has prevailed through a considerable portion of the context. These three exhortations are linked together by a verbal resemblance which can scarcely be preserved in translation. In the two former the same verb is employed: and in the third the word for 'wise' is cognate with
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)

Cross References
Proverbs 3:30
Do not accuse anyone for no reason-- when they have done you no harm.

Matthew 5:24
leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

Mark 9:50
"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."

Romans 1:15
That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome.

Romans 14:19
Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

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