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Romans 12:3-21 (New American Standard)

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3 For through 1the grace given to me I say to everyone among you 2not 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 3each a measure of faith. 4 For 4just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, 5who are many, are 6one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 6 Since we have gifts that 7differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if 8prophecy, aaccording to the proportion of his faith; 7 if b9service, in his serving; or he who 10teaches, in his teaching; 8 or he who 11exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with c12liberality; 13he who dleads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with 14cheerfulness. 9 Let 15love be without hypocrisy. 16Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be 17devoted to one another in brotherly love; egive preference to one another 18in honor; 11 not lagging behind in diligence, 19fervent in spirit, 20serving the Lord; 12 21rejoicing in hope, 22persevering in tribulation, 23devoted to prayer, 13 24contributing to the needs of the fsaints, g25practicing hospitality. 14 26Bless those who persecute hyou; bless and do not curse. 15 27Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 28Be of the same mind toward one another; 29do not be haughty in mind, but iassociate with the lowly. 30Do not be wise in your own estimation. 17 31Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. j32Respect what is right in the sight of all men. 18 If possible, 33so far as it depends on you, 34be at peace with all men. 19 35Never take your own revenge, beloved, but kleave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, "36VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY," says the Lord. 20 "37BUT 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." 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
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