Romans 12:6-16 NIV

6 We have different gifts,1 according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying,2 let him use it in proportion to hisa faith.3

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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;4

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      8 if it is encouraging, let him encourage;5 if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously;6 if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.

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      Love

      9 Love must be sincere.7 Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.8

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      10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.9 Honor one another above yourselves.10

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

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      12 Be joyful in hope,12 patient in affliction,13 faithful in prayer.14

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      13 Share with God's people who are in need.15 Practice hospitality.16

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      14 Bless those who persecute you;17 bless and do not curse.

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      15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.18

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      16 Live in harmony with one another.19 Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.b Do not be conceited.20

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        • c 12:16 - Or "willing to do menial work"