1 And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.

References for Romans 12:1

    • a 12:1 - Greek brothers.
    • b 12:1 - Or This is your spiritual worship; or This is your reasonable service.
      2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
      3 Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.

      References for Romans 12:3

        • c 12:3 - Or Because of the grace; compare 1:5 .
        • d 12:3 - Or by the faith God has given you; or by the standard of our God-given faith.
          4 Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function,
          5 so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.