Romans 12
New American Standard Bible 1995International Standard Version
1Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.1I therefore urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercies, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices that are holy and pleasing to God, for this is the reasonable way for you to worship.
2And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.2Do not be conformed to this world, but continuously be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what God's will is—what is proper, pleasing, and perfect.
3For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.3For by the grace given to me I ask every one of you not to think of yourself more highly than you should think, rather to think of yourself with sober judgment on the measure of faith that God has assigned each of you.
4For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function,4For we have many parts in one body, but these parts do not all have the same function.
5so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.5In the same way, even though we are many people, we are one body in the Messiah and individual parts connected to each other.
6Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith;6We have different gifts based on the grace that was given to us. So if your gift is prophecy, use your gift in proportion to your faith.
7if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching;7If your gift is serving, devote yourself to serving others. If it is teaching, devote yourself to teaching others.
8or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.8If it is encouraging, devote yourself to encouraging others. If it is sharing, share generously. If it is leading, lead enthusiastically. If it is helping, help cheerfully.
9Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.9Your love must be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.
10Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;10Be devoted to each other with mutual affection. Excel at showing respect for each other.
11not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;11Never be lazy in showing such devotion. Be on fire with the Spirit. Serve the Lord.
12rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer,12Be joyful in hope, patient in trouble, and persistent in prayer.
13contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.13Supply the needs of the saints. Extend hospitality to strangers.
14Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.14Bless those who persecute you. Keep on blessing them, and never curse them.
15Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.15Rejoice with those who are rejoicing. Cry with those who are crying.
16Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation.16Live in harmony with each other. Do not be arrogant, but associate with humble people. Do not think that you are wiser than you really are.
17Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men.17Do not pay anyone back evil for evil, but focus your thoughts on what is right in the sight of all people.
18If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.18If possible, so far as it depends on you, live in peace with all people.
19Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY," says the Lord.19Do not take revenge, dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath. For it is written, "Vengeance belongs to me. I will pay them back, declares the Lord."
20"BUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM, AND IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR IN SO DOING YOU WILL HEAP BURNING COALS ON HIS HEAD."20But "if your enemy is hungry, feed him. For if he is thirsty, give him a drink. If you do this, you will pile burning coals on his head."
21Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.21Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.
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