PAUL TO THE ROMANS
12:1 I am entreating you, then, brethren, by the
pities of God, to present your bodies a sacrifice, living, holy, well pleasing to God,
your logical divine service, 2 and not to be configured to this eon, but
to be transformed by the renewing of your mind, for you to be testing what is the will of
God, good and well pleasing and perfect.
3 For I am saying, through the
grace which is given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to be overweening, beyond
what your disposition must be, but to be of a sane disposition, as God parts to each the
measure of faith. 4 For even as, in one body, we have many members, yet
all the members have not the same function, 5 thus we, who are many, are
one body in Christ, yet individually members of one another. 6 Now,
having graces excelling, in accord with the grace which is given to us, whether prophecy,
exercise it in accord with the analogy of the faith; 7 or dispensing, in
the dispensation; or the teacher, in teaching; 8 or the entreater, in
entreaty; the sharer, with generosity; the presider, with diligence; the merciful one,
9 Let love be unfeigned.
Abhorring that which is wicked, clinging to good, 10 Let us have fond affection for one
another with brotherly fondness, in honor deeming one another first, 11
in diligence not slothful, fervent in spirit, slaving for the Lord, 12 rejoicing in
expectation, enduring affliction, persevering in prayer, 13 contributing
to the needs of the saints, pursuing hospitality.
14 Bless those who are
persecuting you: bless, and do not curse, 15 so as to be rejoicing with
those rejoicing, lamenting with those lamenting. 16 being mutually
disposed to one another, not being disposed to that which is high, but being led away to
the humble. Do not come to pass for prudent with yourselves. 17 To no one
render evil for evil, making ideal provision in the sight of all men, 18
if possible that which comes out from yourselves. Being at peace with all mankind, 19
you are not avenging yourselves, beloved, but be giving place to His indignation, for it
is written, Mine is vengeance! I will repay! the Lord is saying. 20 But
If your enemy should be hungering, give him the morsel; if he should be thirsting,
give him to drink, for in doing this you will be heaping embers of fire on his head.
21 Be not conquered by evil; but conquer evil with good.
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