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Romans 12 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, [which is] your spiritual service. 1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship.
2 And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, and ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God. 2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.
3 For I say, through the grace that was given me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think as to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to each man a measure of faith. 3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.
4 For even as we have many members in one body, and all the members have not the same office: 4 Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,
5 so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and severally members one of another. 5 so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
6 And having gifts differing according to the grace that was given to us, whether prophecy, [let us prophesy] according to the proportion of our faith; 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith.
7 or ministry, [let us give ourselves] to our ministry; or he that teacheth, to his teaching; 7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach;
8 or he that exhorteth, to his exhorting: he that giveth, [let him do it] with liberality; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness. 8 if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.
9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. 9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
10 In love of the brethren be tenderly affectioned one to another; in honor preferring one another; 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
11 in diligence not slothful; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
12 rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing stedfastly in prayer; 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
13 communicating to the necessities of the saints; given to hospitality. 13 Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
14 Bless them that persecute you; bless, and curse not. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
15 Rejoice with them that rejoice; weep with them that weep. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Set not your mind on high things, but condescend to things that are lowly. Be not wise in your own conceits. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
17 Render to no man evil for evil. Take thought for things honorable in the sight of all men. 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.
18 If it be possible, as much as in you lieth, be at peace with all men. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
19 Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but give place unto the wrath [of God]: for it is written, Vengeance belongeth unto me; I will recompense, saith the Lord. 19 Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord.
20 But if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him to drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head. 20 On the contrary: "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head."
21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.