1 I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual 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 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 Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
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 For by the grace given to me I say to every one among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith which God has assigned him.
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 in one body we have many members, 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 For we have many parts in one body, but these parts do not all have the same function.
5 so we, though many, are 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, even though we are many people, we are one body in the Messiah and individual parts connected to each other.
6 Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to 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 if service, let us use it in our serving; he who teaches, in his teaching;
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 exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who does acts of mercy, with 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 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 genuine. Hate 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 Your love must be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.
10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; outdo one another in showing honor.
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 Never be lacking in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.
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 Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be faithful in 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 Contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality.
13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
13 Supply the needs of the saints. Extend hospitality to strangers.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
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 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
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 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but associate with the lowly. Do not be conceited.
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 Repay no one evil for evil, but have regard for what is noble in the sight of all.
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 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
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 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God; for it is written, "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 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 No, "if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him 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 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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