Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Love without hypocrisy, abhorring what is evil, clinging to what is good,

New American Standard Bible

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.

King James Version

Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

Holman Bible

Love must be without hypocrisy. Detest evil; cling to what is good.

International Standard Version

Your love must be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.

American Standard Version

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

Amplified

Love is to be sincere and active [the real thing—without guile and hypocrisy]. Hate what is evil [detest all ungodliness, do not tolerate wickedness]; hold on tightly to what is good.

An Understandable Version

Let [your] love be sincere. Hate whatever is evil. Cling to whatever is good.

Anderson New Testament

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good;

Bible in Basic English

Let love be without deceit. Be haters of what is evil; keep your minds fixed on what is good.

Common New Testament

Let love be genuine. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Let love be without dissimulation. abhor that which is evil, adhere to that which is good.

Darby Translation

Let love be unfeigned; abhorring evil; cleaving to good:

Godbey New Testament

Let love be free from hypocrisy. Abhorring the evil, cleaving to the good:

Goodspeed New Testament

Your love must be genuine. You must hate what is wrong, and hold to what is right.

John Wesley New Testament

Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil, cleave to that which is good.

Julia Smith Translation

Love unfeigned. Hating evil; fastened to good.

King James 2000

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Love must be without hypocrisy. Abhor what [is] evil; be attached to what [is] good,

Modern King James verseion

Let love be without hypocrisy, shrinking from evil, cleaving to good;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let love be without dissimulation. Hate that which is evil, and cleave unto that which is good.

Moffatt New Testament

Let your love be a real thing, with a loathing for evil and a bent for what is good.

Montgomery New Testament

Let love be without insincerity. Abhor what is evil; wed yourselves to what is good.

NET Bible

Love must be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil, cling to what is good.

New Heart English Bible

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil. Cling to that which is good.

Noyes New Testament

Let your love be unfeigned. Abhor that which is evil, cleave to that which is good.

Sawyer New Testament

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor evil, adhere to that which is good,

The Emphasized Bible

Your love, be without hypocrisy, - loathing that which is wicked, cleaving to that which is good;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Let love be undissembled. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Let your love be sincere. Hate the wrong; cling to the right.

Webster

Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

Weymouth New Testament

Let your love be perfectly sincere. Regard with horror what is evil; cling to what is right.

Williams New Testament

Your love must be true. You must always turn in horror from what is wrong, but keep on holding to what is right.

World English Bible

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil. Cling to that which is good.

Worrell New Testament

Let love be without hypocrisy; abhorring that which is evil; cleaving to that which is good;

Worsley New Testament

Let love be unfeigned. Abhor that which is evil, cleave to that which is good;

Youngs Literal Translation

The love unfeigned: abhorring the evil; cleaving to the good;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
G26
ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

ἀνυπόκριτος 
Anupokritos 
Usage: 6

ἀποστυγέω 
Apostugeo 
Usage: 1

πονηρός 
Poneros 
Usage: 36

κολλάω 
Kollao 
Usage: 8

Devotionals

Devotionals about Romans 12:9

Devotionals containing Romans 12:9

Images Romans 12:9

Prayers for Romans 12:9

Context Readings

Living In Love

8 or he who exhorts, in the exhortation; he who gives, in simplicity; he who leads, in diligence; he who does mercy, in cheerfulness. 9 Love without hypocrisy, abhorring what is evil, clinging to what is good, 10 with brotherly love toward each other, affectionate, leading each other in recognition,


Cross References

1 Timothy 1:5

But the end of the commandment is love out of a pure heart, and a good conscience, and non-hypocritical faith.

Psalm 34:14

Depart from evil, and do good. Seek peace, and pursue it.

Amos 5:15

Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish justice in the gate. It may be that LORD, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

1 Peter 1:22

Men who have purified your souls in obedience of the truth through the Spirit for non-hypocritical brotherly love. Ye should love each other fervently from a pure heart,

Psalm 97:10

O ye who love LORD, hate evil. He preserves the souls of his sanctified. He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.

Psalm 101:3

I will set no base thing before my eyes. I hate the work of those who turn aside. It shall not cleave to me.

2 Corinthians 6:6

in purity, in knowledge, in longsuffering, in kindness, in Holy Spirit, in non-hypocritical love,

2 Samuel 20:9-10

And Joab said to Amasa, Is it well with thee, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with his right hand to kiss him.

Psalm 36:4

He devises iniquity upon his bed. He sets himself in a way that is not good. He does not abhor evil.

Psalm 45:7

Thou have loved righteousness, and hated wickedness. Therefore God, thy God, has anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy companions.

Psalm 55:21

His mouth was smooth as butter, but his heart was war. His words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.

Psalm 119:104

Through thy precepts I get understanding. Therefore I hate every FALSE way.

Psalm 119:163

I hate and abhor falsehood. I love thy law.

Proverbs 8:13

The fear of LORD is to hate evil. Pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the perverse mouth, do I hate.

Proverbs 26:25

When he speaks graciously, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart.

Ezekiel 33:31

And they come to thee as the people come, and they sit before thee as my people. And they hear thy words, but do not do them. For with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goes after their gain.

Matthew 26:49

And straightaway having come to Jesus, he said, Hail, Rabbi, and kissed him much.

John 12:6

Now he said this, not because it was a concern to him about the poor, but because he was a thief, and he had the purse and removed things that were put in.

Acts 11:23

who, having arrived, and having seen the grace of God, rejoiced. And he encouraged all, with purpose of heart, to remain in the Lord.

2 Corinthians 8:8

I speak not from commandment, but because of the zeal of others, also examining the genuineness of your love.

1 Thessalonians 2:3

For our exhortation is not from error, nor from uncleanness, nor in deception,

1 Thessalonians 5:15

See that not any man repays evil for evil to any man, but always pursue the good, both for each other and for all.

1 Thessalonians 5:21

but examine all things. Hold firm the good.

Hebrews 1:9

Thou have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness. Because of this, God, thy God, anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy companions.

Hebrews 12:14

Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man will see the Lord.

James 2:15-16

And if a brother or sister may be unclothed, and may be destitute of daily food,

1 Peter 3:10-11

For he who wants to love life, and see good days, let him restrain his tongue from evil, and his lips not to speak deceit.

1 Peter 4:8

And above all having fervent love for yourselves, because love will cover a multitude of sins,

1 John 3:18-20

My Little children, we should not love in word, nor with the tongue, but in deed and in truth.

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