A Life Dedicated To God

1 I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, your reasonable service.

1 Therefore (A)I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to (B)present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, (a)acceptable to God, which is your (b)spiritual service of worship.

1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

1 Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you(A) to present your bodies as a living sacrifice,(B) holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship.(a)

1 I 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.

2 And be not conformed to this age, but be ye transformed by the renewal of your mind, for ye to approve what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

2 And do not (C)be conformed to (D)this (c)world, but be transformed by the (E)renewing of your mind, so that you may (d)(F)prove what the will of God is, that which is good and (e)acceptable and perfect.

2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

2 Do not be conformed(C) to this age,(D) but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,(E) so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will(F) of God.

2 Do 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.

A Variety Of Gifts In The Body Of Christ

3 For I say, through the grace that was given me, to every man who is among you, not to over think beyond what he ought to think, but to think so as to think soundly, as God has apportioned to each man a measure of faith.

3 For through (G)the grace given to me I say to everyone among you (H)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 (I)each a measure of faith.

3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

3 For by the grace(G) given to me, I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he should think.(H) Instead, think sensibly, as God has distributed a measure of faith(I) to each one.

3 For 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.

4 For just as we have many body-parts in one body, and all the body-parts have not the same function,

4 For (J)just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function,

4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

4 Now as we have many parts in one body,(J) and all the parts do not have the same function,

4 For we have many parts in one body, but these parts do not all have the same function.

5 so we, the many, are one body in Christ, and each one body-parts of each other.

5 so we, (K)who are many, are (L)one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

5 in the same way we who are many(K) are one body in Christ(L) and individually members of one another.

5 In the same way, even though we are many people, we are one body in the Messiah and individual parts connected to each other.

6 And having different gifts according to the grace that was given to us, whether prophecy, according to the proportion of faith;

6 Since we have gifts that (M)differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if (N)prophecy, (f)according to the proportion of his faith;

6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

6 According to the grace given to us, we have different gifts:(M)If prophecy,(N)use it according to the standard of one’s(b) faith;

6 We 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.

7 or service, in the service; or he who teaches, in the teaching;

7 if (g)(O)service, in his serving; or he who (P)teaches, in his teaching;

7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;

7 if service,(O) in service;if teaching,(P) in teaching;

7 If your gift is serving, devote yourself to serving others. If it is teaching, devote yourself to teaching others.

8 or he who exhorts, in the exhortation; he who gives, in simplicity; he who leads, in diligence; he who does mercy, in cheerfulness.

8 or he who (Q)exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with (h)(R)liberality; (S)he who (i)leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with (T)cheerfulness.

8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

8 if exhorting,(Q) in exhortation;giving, with generosity;(R)leading,(S) with diligence;showing mercy, with cheerfulness.(T)

8 If 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.

Living In Love

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

9 Let (U)love be without hypocrisy. (V)Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.

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

9 Love must be without hypocrisy.(U) Detest evil;(V) cling to what is good.

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

10 with brotherly love toward each other, affectionate, leading each other in recognition,

10 Be (W)devoted to one another in brotherly love; (j)give preference to one another (X)in honor;

10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

10 Show family affection to one another with brotherly love.(W) Outdo one another in showing honor.(X)

10 Be devoted to each other with mutual affection. Excel at showing respect for each other.

11 not lazy in diligence, being fervent in the Spirit serving the Lord,

11 not lagging behind in diligence, (Y)fervent in spirit, (Z)serving the Lord;

11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

11 Do not lack diligence; be fervent in spirit;(Y) serve the Lord.(Z)

11 Never be lazy in showing such devotion. Be on fire with the Spirit. Serve the Lord.

12 rejoicing in hope, enduring tribulation, persevering in prayer,

12 (AA)rejoicing in hope, (AB)persevering in tribulation, (AC)devoted to prayer,

12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

12 Rejoice in hope;(AA) be patient in affliction;(AB) be persistent in prayer.(AC)

12 Be joyful in hope, patient in trouble, and persistent in prayer.

13 sharing for the needs of the sanctified, pursuing love for strangers.

13 (AD)contributing to the needs of the (k)saints, (l)(AE)practicing hospitality.

13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

13 Share with the saints in their needs;(AD) pursue hospitality.(AE)

13 Supply the needs of the saints. Extend hospitality to strangers.

14 Bless those who persecute you. Bless ye and do not curse.

14 (AF)Bless those who persecute (m)you; bless and do not curse.

14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

14 Bless those who persecute you;(AF) bless and do not curse.

14 Bless those who persecute you. Keep on blessing them, and never curse them.

15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep,

15 (AG)Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.

15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

15 Rejoice with those who rejoice;(AG) weep with those who weep.

15 Rejoice with those who are rejoicing. Cry with those who are crying.

16 thinking the same way toward each other, not thinking on lofty things, but accommodating to the lowly. Become not wise according to yourselves,

16 (AH)Be of the same mind toward one another; (AI)do not be haughty in mind, but (n)associate with the lowly. (AJ)Do not be wise in your own estimation.

16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

16 Be in agreement with one another.(AH) Do not be proud;(AI) instead, associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own estimation.(AJ)

16 Live 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.

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

17 (AK)Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. (o)(AL)Respect what is right in the sight of all men.

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

17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil.(AK) Try to do what is honorable(AL) in everyone’s eyes.

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

18 If possible from you, keeping peace with all men,

18 If possible, (AM)so far as it depends on you, (AN)be at peace with all men.

18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

18 If possible, on your part, live at peace with everyone.(AM)

18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live in peace with all people.

19 not avenging yourselves, beloved, but give place to wrath, for it is written, Vengeance is for me, I will repay, says Lord.

19 (AO)Never take your own revenge, beloved, but (p)leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “(AP)Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.

19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

19 Friends, do not avenge yourselves; instead, leave room for His(c) wrath. For it is written: Vengeance belongs to Me; I will repay,(AN)(d) says the Lord.

19 Do 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 Therefore if thine enemy is hungry, feed him. If he is thirsty, give him to drink. For by doing this thou will heap coals of fire upon his head.

20 (AQ)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.”

20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

20 ButIf your enemy is hungry, feed him.(AO)If he is thirsty, give him something to drink.For in so doingyou will be heaping fiery coals on his head.(AP)(e)

20 But "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."

21 Be thou not overcome by evil, but overcome evil by good.

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

21 Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.

21 Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.

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