Romans 12:12-21 NIV

12 Be joyful in hope,1 patient in affliction,2 faithful in prayer.3

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13 Share with God's people who are in need.4 Practice hospitality.5

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14 Bless those who persecute you;6 bless and do not curse.

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15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.7

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16 Live in harmony with one another.8 Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.a Do not be conceited.9

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    • c 12:16 - Or "willing to do menial work"
      17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil.10 Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.11

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      18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.12

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      19 Do not take revenge,13 my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay,"b14 says the Lord.

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      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."c15

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      21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.