Romans 12 WNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I plead with you therefore, brethren, by the compassionsof God, to present all your faculties to Him as a living and holy sacrifice acceptable to Him. This with you will be an act of reasonable worship. 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 follow the customs of the present age, but be transformed by the entire renewal of your minds, so that you may learn by experience what God's will is--that will which is good and beautiful and perfect. 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 through the authority graciously given to me I warn every individual among you not to value himself unduly, but to cultivate sobriety of judgement in accordance with the amount of faith which God has allotted 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 there are in the one human body many parts, and these parts have not all 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 collectively we form one body in Christ, while individually we are linked to one another as its members. 5 so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
6 But since we have special gifts which differ in accordance with the diversified work graciously entrusted to us, if it is prophecy, let the prophet speak in exact proportion to 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 the gift of administration, let the administrator exercise a sound judgement in his duties. 7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach;
8 The teacher must do the same in his teaching; and he who exhorts others, in his exhortation. He who gives should be liberal; he who is in authority should be energetic and alert; and he who succours the afflicted should do it 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 Let your love be perfectly sincere. Regard with horror what is evil; cling to what is right. 9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
10 As for brotherly love, be affectionate to one another; in matters of worldly honour, yield to one another. 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
11 Do not be indolent when zeal is required. Be thoroughly warm-hearted, the Lord's own servants, 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
12 full of joyful hope, patient under persecution, earnest and persistent in prayer. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
13 Relieve the necessities of God's people; always practise hospitality. 13 Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
14 Invoke blessings on your persecutors--blessings, not curses. 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 Have full sympathy with one another. Do not give your mind to high things, but let humble ways content you. Do not be 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 Pay back to no man evil for evil. Take thought for what is right and seemly in every one's esteem. 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.
18 If you can, so far as it depends on you, live at peace with all the world. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
19 Do not be revengeful, my dear friends, but give way before anger; for it is written, "`Revenge belongs to Me: I will pay back,' 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 On the contrary, therefore, if your enemy is hungry, give him food; if he is thirsty, quench his thirst. For by doing this you will be heaping burning coals 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 the evil with goodness. 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.