New Living Translation
Don't let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.
King James Bible
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Darby Bible Translation
Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
World English Bible
Don't be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Young's Literal Translation
Be not overcome by the evil, but overcome, in the good, the evil.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:21 And if you see no present fruit, yet persevere. Be not overcome with evil - As all are who avenge themselves. But overcome evil with good. Conquer your enemies by kindness and patience.
LibraryThird Sunday after Epiphany
Text: Romans 12, 16-21. 16 Be not wise in your own conceits. 17 Render to no man evil for evil. Take thought for things honorable in the sight of all men. 18 If it be possible, as much as in you lieth, be at peace with all men. 19 Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but give place unto the wrath of God: for it is written, Vengeance belongeth unto me; I will recompense, saith the Lord. 20 But if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him to drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire …
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II
Sunday Before Lent
November the Twenty-Eighth How to Fight Evil
The Sacrifice of the Body
Instead, "If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads."
Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.
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