1 I exhort you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, your reasonable service: 2 and he not fashioned after this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
3 For I speak, through the grace which has been given unto me, for every one who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, as God has imparted to each one the measure of faith. 4 For we indeed have many members in one body, but all the members have not the same office: 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and members one of another. 6 But having gifts differing according to the grace given unto us, whether prophecy, it is according to the analogy of faith; 7 or ministry, it is in the ministry; or he that teacheth, in teaching; 8 or he that exhorteth, in exhortation; or he that giveth, with a single eye; he that presideth, with diligence; he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness.
9 Let love be free from hypocrisy. Abhorring the evil, cleaving to the good: 10 kindly affectionate one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another; 11 not slothful in business; boiling over in spirit; serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing steadfastly in prayer; 13 communicating to necessities of the saints; pursuing hospitality. 14 Bless them that persecute you; bless, and scold not. 15 Rejoice with them that rejoice; weep with them that weep. 16 Have the same mind toward one another, not thinking high things, but condescending to the humble. Be not wise in your own conceits. 17 Returning to no one evil for evil; providing things beautiful in the sight of all men. 18 If possible, so far as it is within your power, living in peace with all men; 19 avenging not yourselves, beloved, but give place to wrath; for it has been written, Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord. 20 But if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him drink: for doing this you will heap coals of fire upon his head.
21 Be not overcome by the evil, but overcome the evil with the good.