Let 1love be withouthypocrisy. 2Abhorwhat is evil ; cling to what is good.
Be 3devoted to oneanother in brotherlylove ; agivepreference to oneanother4in honor ;
not laggingbehind in diligence, 5fervent in spirit, 6serving the Lord ;
127rejoicing in hope, 8persevering in tribulation, 9devoted to prayer,
1310contributing to the needs of the bsaints, c11practicinghospitality.
1412Blessthose who persecutedyou; bless and do not curse.
1513Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
1614Be of the samemindtowardoneanother ; 15do not be haughty in mind, but eassociate with the lowly. 16Do not be wise in your ownestimation.
1717Neverpaybackevil for evil to anyone. f18Respectwhat is right in the sight of allmen.
18Ifpossible, 19so far as it depends on you, 20be at peace with allmen.
1921Nevertake your ownrevenge, beloved, but gleaveroom for the wrath of God, for it is written, "22VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY," says the Lord.
"23BUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM, AND IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK ; FOR IN SODOING YOU WILL HEAPBURNINGCOALS ON HIS HEAD."
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcomeevil with good.