Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

Pay back no one evil for evil. Take thought for [what is] good in the sight of all people.

New American Standard Bible

Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men.

King James Version

Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

Holman Bible

Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Try to do what is honorable in everyone’s eyes.

International Standard Version

Do not pay anyone back evil for evil, but focus your thoughts on what is right in the sight of all people.

A Conservative Version

rendering to no man evil for evil, premeditating things right in the sight of all men.

American Standard Version

Render to no man evil for evil. Take thought for things honorable in the sight of all men.

Amplified

Never repay anyone evil for evil. Take thought for what is right and gracious and proper in the sight of everyone.

An Understandable Version

Do not [try to] pay back a wrong done to you by doing something wrong to the other person. Think about how to live honorably in front of all people.

Anderson New Testament

repay to no one evil for evil; practice that which is honorable in the sight of all men.

Bible in Basic English

Do not give evil for evil to any man. Let all your business be well ordered in the eyes of all men.

Common New Testament

Repay no one evil for evil, but have regard for what is noble in the sight of all.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Render no man evil for evil. mind such things as are approved not only by God, but by men.

Darby Translation

recompensing to no one evil for evil: providing things honest before all men:

Godbey New Testament

Returning to no one evil for evil; providing things beautiful in the sight of all men.

Goodspeed New Testament

Do not pay anyone back with evil for evil. See that you are above reproach in the eyes of everyone.

John Wesley New Testament

Mind not high, but condescend to low things. Be not wise in your own conceit. Render to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

Julia Smith Translation

Giving hack evil for evil to none. Providing good things before all men.

King James 2000

Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

Modern King James verseion

Repay no one evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide aforehand things honest in the sight of all men.

Moffatt New Testament

Never pay back evil for evil to anyone; aim to be above reproach in the eyes of all;

Montgomery New Testament

Do not pay back evil for evil. Aim to do what is honorable in the eyes of all.

NET Bible

Do not repay anyone evil for evil; consider what is good before all people.

New Heart English Bible

Repay no one evil for evil. Respect what is honorable in the sight of all men.

Noyes New Testament

Render to no one evil for evil; have regard to what is honorable in the sight of all men.

Sawyer New Testament

Render evil for evil to no one, provide things honorable in the sight of all men;

The Emphasized Bible

Unto no one, evil for evil rendering: providing honourable things before all men:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Render to no man evil for evil. Be provident of things laudable in the sight of all men.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Never return injury for injury. Aim at doing what all men will recognize as honorable.

Webster

Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

Weymouth New Testament

Pay back to no man evil for evil. Take thought for what is right and seemly in every one's esteem.

Williams New Testament

Stop returning evil for evil to anyone. Always see to it that your affairs are right in the sight of everybody.

World English Bible

Repay no one evil for evil. Respect what is honorable in the sight of all men.

Worrell New Testament

recompensing to no one evil for evil; providing things honorable in the sight of all men;

Worsley New Testament

Render to no one evil for evil: behaving honorably in the sight of all men.

Youngs Literal Translation

giving back to no one evil for evil; providing right things before all men.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἀποδίδωμι 
Apodidomi 
Usage: 25

to no man
μηδείς μηδεμία μηδέν 
medeis 
no man, nothing, no, none, not, anything,
Usage: 79

κακός 
Kakos 
κακός 
Kakos 
Usage: 46
Usage: 46

for
ἀντί 
Anti 
for, because 9, for ... cause, therefore 9, in the room of
Usage: 14

προνοέω 
Pronoeo 
Usage: 3

καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62

in the sight of
ἐνώπιον 
Enopion 
before, in the sight of, in the presence of, in sight, in presence, to, not tr
Usage: 78

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Romans 12:17

Context Readings

Living In Love

16 Think the same [thing] toward one another; {do not think arrogantly}, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise {in your own sight}. 17 Pay back no one evil for evil. Take thought for [what is] good in the sight of all people. 18 If [it is] possible on your [part], be at peace with all people.


Cross References

Proverbs 20:22

Do not say "I will repay evil"; wait for Yahweh and he will deliver you.

Matthew 5:39

But I say to you, do not resist the evildoer, but whoever strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other to him also.

Romans 12:19

Do not take revenge yourselves, dear friends, but give place to [God's] wrath, for it is written, "Vengeance [is] mine, I will repay," says the Lord.

Romans 14:16

Therefore do not let your good be slandered.

1 Thessalonians 5:15

See to it that no one pays back evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue good toward one another and toward all [people].

1 Peter 3:9

not repaying evil for evil or insult for insult, but on the other hand blessing [others], because for this [reason] you were called, so that you could inherit a blessing.

1 Corinthians 6:6-7

But brother goes to court with brother, and this before unbelievers!

1 Corinthians 13:4-5

Love is patient, love is kind, love is not jealous, [it] does not boast, [it] does not become conceited,

2 Corinthians 8:20-21

[We are] trying to avoid this, lest anyone should find fault with us in this abundant gift that is being administered by us.

Philippians 4:8-9

Finally, brothers, whatever [things] are true, whatever [things are] honorable, whatever [things are] right, whatever [things are] pure, whatever [things are] pleasing, whatever [things are] commendable, if [there is] any excellence of character and if anything praiseworthy, think about these [things].

Colossians 4:5

Live with wisdom toward those outside, making the most of the time.

1 Thessalonians 4:12

so that you may live decently toward those outside, and may have need of nothing.

1 Thessalonians 5:22

Abstain from every form of evil.

1 Timothy 5:14

Therefore I want younger [widows] to marry, to bear children, to manage a household, to give the adversary no opportunity for reproach.

Titus 2:4-5

in order that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands [and to] love their children,

1 Peter 2:12

maintaining your good conduct among the Gentiles, so that in [the things] in which they slander you as evildoers, by seeing your good deeds they may glorify God on the day of visitation.

1 Peter 3:16

But [do so] with courtesy and respect, having a good conscience, so that in [the things] in which you are slandered, the ones who malign your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame.

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