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1 Therefore I exhort you, brothers, through the mercies of God, to present your bodies [as] a living sacrifice, holy [and] pleasing to God, [which is] your reasonable 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 do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, so that you may approve what [is] the good and well-pleasing 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 by the grace given to me I say to everyone who is among you not to think more highly of yourself than what one ought to think, but to think {sensibly}, as God has apportioned a measure of faith to each one. 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 in one body we have many members, but all the members do not 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 in the same way we who are many are one body in Christ, and {individually} members of one another, 5 so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
6 but having different gifts according to the grace given to us: if [it is] prophecy, according to the proportion of [his] 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 if [it is] service, by service; if [it is] one who teaches, by teaching; 7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach;
8 if [it is] one who exhorts, by exhortation; one who gives, with sincerity; one who leads, with diligence; one who shows 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 Love must be without hypocrisy. Abhor what [is] evil; be attached to what [is] good, 9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
10 being devoted to one another in brotherly love, esteeming one another [more highly] in honor, 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
11 not lagging in diligence, being enthusiastic in spirit, serving the Lord, 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
12 rejoicing in hope, enduring in affliction, being devoted to prayer, 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
13 contributing to the needs of the saints, pursuing hospitality. 13 Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute, bless and do not curse [them]. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
16 Think the same [thing] toward one another; {do not think arrogantly}, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise {in your own sight}. 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 Pay back no one evil for evil. Take thought for [what is] good in the sight of all people. 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.
18 If [it is] possible on your [part], be at peace with all people. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
19 Do not take revenge yourselves, dear friends, but give place to [God's] wrath, for it is written, "Vengeance [is] mine, I will repay," says 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 your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him [something] to drink; for [by] doing this, you will heap up 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 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.