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Romans 12

NLT 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. NIV 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. NLT 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. NIV 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. NLT 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. NIV 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. NLT 4 Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, NIV 4 Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, NLT 5 so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. NIV 5 so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. NLT 6 In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. NIV 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. NLT 7 If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. NIV 7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; NLT 8 If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly. NIV 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. NLT 9 Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. NIV 9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. NLT 10 Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. NIV 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. NLT 11 Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. NIV 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. NLT 12 Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. NIV 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. NLT 13 When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality. NIV 13 Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality. NLT 14 Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. NIV 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. NLT 15 Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. NIV 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. NLT 16 Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all! NIV 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. NLT 17 Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. NIV 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. NLT 18 Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone. NIV 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. NLT 19 Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the . NIV 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. NLT 20 Instead, “If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.” NIV 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." NLT 21 Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good. NIV 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.