14 1Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.
15 2Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
16 3Live in harmony with one another. 4Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly.a5Never be wise in your own sight.
17 6Repay no one evil for evil, but 7give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.
18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, 8live peaceably with all.
19 Beloved, 9never avenge yourselves, but leave itb to the wrath of God, for it is written, 10"Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord."
20 To the contrary, 11"if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head."
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.