Love must be sincere.1 Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.210
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.3 Honor one another above yourselves.411
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor,5 serving the Lord.
Be joyful in hope,6 patient in affliction,7 faithful in prayer.813
Share with God's people who are in need.9 Practice hospitality.1014
Bless those who persecute you;11 bless and do not curse.
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.1216
Live in harmony with one another.13 Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.a Do not be conceited.1417
Do not repay anyone evil for evil.15 Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.1618
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.1719
Do not take revenge,18 my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay,"b19 says the Lord.
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."c2021
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.