Romans 12




1 I request (urge) (implore) you brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
2 Do not be conformed to this world (religious, social, political, and economic arrangement). But be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Prove what is the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God.
3 I say through the grace given to me that every man among you should not think more highly of himself than he ought to think. But to think soberly, just as God has dealt to every man the measure of faith.
4 For we have many members in one body and all members do not have the same function.
5 These many members are one body in Christ, and every one, individually, is a member one of the other.
6 We have gifts that differ according to the grace that is given to us. Whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
7 or ministry, let us wait on our ministering; or he who teaches on teaching;
8 or he who exhorts; on exhortation; he who gives let him do it with liberality; he who rules, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor evil and cling to good.
10 Be devoted to one another with brotherly love, in honor preferring one another.
11 Do not lag behind in diligence. Be fervent in spirit serving God.
12 Rejoice in hope! Be patient in tribulation. Continue in prayer.
13 Contribute to the needs of the holy ones and practice hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you. Bless and do not curse.
15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
16 Be of the same mind as others. Do not think lofty things but be led along by lowly things. Do not be wise in your own conceit (self-love) (vanity) (estimation).
17 Return evil for evil to no man. Provide honest things in the sight of all men.
18 When it is possible, be peaceable with all men.
19 Dearly beloved, do not avenge yourselves, instead leave room for divine punishment, for it is written: Vengeance is mine; I will repay, says Jehovah. (Deuteronomy 32:35)
20 Therefore if your enemy is hungry, feed him. If he thirsts, give him drink. For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.
21 Do not be evil, but overcome evil with good.