if it is encouraging, let him encourage;1 if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously;2 if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.
Love must be sincere.3 Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.410
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.5 Honor one another above yourselves.611
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor,7 serving the Lord.
Be joyful in hope,8 patient in affliction,9 faithful in prayer.1013
Share with God's people who are in need.11 Practice hospitality.1214
Bless those who persecute you;13 bless and do not curse.
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.1416
Live in harmony with one another.15 Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.a Do not be conceited.1617
Do not repay anyone evil for evil.17 Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.1818
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.19