1 For this reason I make request to you, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you will give your bodies as a living offering, holy, pleasing to God, which is the worship it is right for you to give him.
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 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 let not your behaviour be like that of this world, but be changed and made new in mind, so that by experience you may have knowledge of the good and pleasing and complete purpose 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 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.
3 But I say to every one of you, through the grace given to me, not to have an over-high opinion of himself, but to have wise thoughts, as God has given to every one 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, as we have a number of parts in one body, but all the parts have not the same use,
4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
4 For we have many parts in one body, but these parts do not all have the same function.
5 So we, though we are a number of persons, are one body in Christ, and are dependent on one another;
5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of 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 qualities by reason of the grace given to us, such as the quality of a prophet, let it be made use of in relation to the measure of our 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 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 the position of a Deacon of the church, let a man give himself to it; or he who has the power of teaching, let him make use of it;
7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
7 If your gift is serving, devote yourself to serving others. If it is teaching, devote yourself to teaching others.
8 He who has the power of comforting, let him do so; he who gives, let him give freely; he who has the power of ruling, let him do it with a serious mind; he who has mercy on others, let it be with joy.
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 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.
9 Let love be without deceit. Be haters of what is evil; keep your minds fixed on what is good.
9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
9 Your love must be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.
10 Be kind to one another with a brother's love, putting others before yourselves in honour;
10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
10 Be devoted to each other with mutual affection. Excel at showing respect for each other.
11 Be not slow in your work, but be quick in spirit, as the Lord's servants;
11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
11 Never be lazy in showing such devotion. Be on fire with the Spirit. Serve the Lord.
12 Being glad in hope, quiet in trouble, at all times given to prayer,
12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
12 Be joyful in hope, patient in trouble, and persistent in prayer.
13 Giving to the needs of the saints, ready to take people into your houses.
13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
13 Supply the needs of the saints. Extend hospitality to strangers.
14 Give blessing and not curses to those who are cruel to you.
14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
14 Bless those who persecute you. Keep on blessing them, and never curse them.
15 Take part in the joy of those who are glad, and in the grief of those who are sorrowing.
15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
15 Rejoice with those who are rejoicing. Cry with those who are crying.
16 Be in harmony with one another. Do not have a high opinion of yourselves, but be in agreement with common people. Do not give yourselves an air of wisdom.
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 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 Do not give evil for evil to any man. Let all your business be well ordered in the eyes of all men.
17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
17 Do not pay anyone back evil for evil, but focus your thoughts on what is right in the sight of all people.
18 As far as it is possible for you 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, so far as it depends on you, live in peace with all people.
19 Do not give punishment for wrongs done to you, dear brothers, but give way to the wrath of God; for it is said in the holy Writings, Punishment is mine, I will give reward, 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 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 But if one who has hate for you is in need of food or of drink, give it to him, for in so doing you will put coals of fire 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 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."
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