Romans 12:4-14 NIV

4 Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,1

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5 so in Christ we who are many form one body,2 and each member belongs to all the others.

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6 We have different gifts,3 according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying,4 let him use it in proportion to hisa faith.5

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    • b 12:6 - Or "in agreement with the"
      7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach;6

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      8 if it is encouraging, let him encourage;7 if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously;8 if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.

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      9 Love must be sincere.9 Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.10

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      10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.11 Honor one another above yourselves.12

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      11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor,13 serving the Lord.

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      12 Be joyful in hope,14 patient in affliction,15 faithful in prayer.16

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      13 Share with God's people who are in need.17 Practice hospitality.18

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      14 Bless those who persecute you;19 bless and do not curse.

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