New Living Translation
Don't just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.
King James Bible
Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
Darby Bible Translation
Let love be unfeigned; abhorring evil; cleaving to good:
World English Bible
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil. Cling to that which is good.
Young's Literal Translation
The love unfeigned: abhorring the evil; cleaving to the good;
Romans 12:9 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:9 Having spoken of faith and its fruit, Rom 12:3, and c., he comes now to love. The ninth, tenth, and eleventh verse s refer to chapter the seventh; the twelfth verse to chapter the eighth; the thirteenth verse , of communicating to the saints, whether Jews or gentiles, to chapter the ninth, and c. Part of the sixteenth verse is repeated from Rom 11:25. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good - Both inwardly and outwardly, whatever ill - will or danger may follow.
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
They lie awake at night, hatching sinful plots. Their actions are never good. They make no attempt to turn from evil.
You who love the LORD, hate evil! He protects the lives of his godly people and rescues them from the power of the wicked.
Hate evil and love what is good; turn your courts into true halls of justice. Perhaps even yet the LORD God of Heaven's Armies will have mercy on the remnant of his people.
2 Corinthians 6:6
We prove ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, by the Holy Spirit within us, and by our sincere love.
1 Thessalonians 5:15
See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good.
1 Timothy 1:5
The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith.
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