Romans 12
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1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.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.
2And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.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.
3For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.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.
4For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function,4For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function,
5so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.5so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
6Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith;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;
7or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching;7if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching;
8he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.8or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
9Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.9Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.
10Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;10Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;
11not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;11not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
12rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;12rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer,
13distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.13contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
14Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.14Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
15Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.15Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
16Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.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.
17Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men.17Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men.
18If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.18If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.
19Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.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.
20Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”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."
21Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.21Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
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