Romans 12:17

17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.

Romans 12:17 in Other Translations

KJV
17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
ESV
17 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.
NLT
17 Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable.
MSG
17 Don't hit back; discover beauty in everyone.
CSB
17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Try to do what is honorable in everyone's eyes.

Romans 12:17 In-Context

15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.
18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.

Cross References 2

  • 1. ver 19; Proverbs 20:22; Proverbs 24:29
  • 2. 2 Corinthians 8:21
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