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1 I exhort you, therefore, brothers, in view of God's mercies, to offer yourselves as a sacrifice, living and set apart for God. This will please him; it is the logical "Temple worship" for you. 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 In other words, do not let yourselves be conformed to the standards of the 'olam hazeh. Instead, keep letting yourselves be transformed by the renewing of your minds; so that you will know what God wants and will agree that what he wants is good, satisfying and able to succeed. 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 am telling every single one of you, through the grace that has been given to me, not to have exaggerated ideas about your own importance. Instead, develop a sober estimate of yourself based on the standard which God has given to each of you, namely, trust. 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 just as there are many parts that compose one body, but the parts don't all have the same function; 4 Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,
5 so there are many of us, and in union with the Messiah we comprise one body, with each of us belonging to the others. 5 so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
6 But we have gifts that differ and which are meant to be used according to the grace that has been given to us. If your gift is prophecy, use it to the extent of your trust; 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 if it is serving, use it to serve; if you are a teacher, use your gift in teaching; 7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach;
8 if you are a counselor, use your gift to comfort and exhort; if you are someone who gives, do it simply and generously; if you are in a position of leadership, lead with diligence and zeal; if you are one who does acts of mercy, do them cheerfully. 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 Don't let love be a mere outward show. Recoil from what is evil, and cling to what is good. 9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
10 Love each other devotedly and with brotherly love; and set examples for each other in showing respect. 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
11 Don't be lazy when hard work is needed, but serve the Lord with spiritual fervor. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
12 Rejoice in your hope, be patient in your troubles, and continue steadfastly in prayer. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
13 Share what you have with God's people, and practice hospitality. 13 Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you - bless them, don't curse them! 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
16 Be sensitive to each other's needs - don't think yourselves better than others, but make humble people your friends. Don't be conceited. 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 Repay no one evil for evil, but try to do what everyone regards as good. 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.
18 If possible, and to the extent that it depends on you, live in peace with all people. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
19 Never seek revenge, my friends; instead, leave that to God's anger; for in the Tanakh it is written, "ADONAI says, 'Vengeance is my responsibility; I will repay.'" 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 On the contrary, "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. For by doing this, you will heap fiery coals [of shame] on 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 Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good. 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.