NASB — Romans 12 — KJV

Dedicated Service

1 Therefore aI urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to bpresent your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, Iacceptable to God, [which is] your IIspiritual service of worship. 2 And do not abe conformed to bthis Iworld, but be transformed by the crenewing of your mind, so that you may IIdprove what the will of God is, that which is good and IIIacceptable and perfect.

[1] IOr well-pleasing IIOr rational a1Co 1:10; 2Co 10:1-4; Ep 4:1; 1P 2:11 bRo 6:13, 16, 19; 1Co 6:20; He 13:15; 1P 2:5
[2] IOr age IIOr approve IIIOr well-pleasing a1P 1:14 bMt 13:22; Ga 1:4; 1 Jn 2:15 cEp 4:23; Tit 3:5 dEp 5:10, 17; Col 1:9

3 ¶ For through athe grace given to me I say to everyone among you bnot to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to ceach a measure of faith. 4 For ajust as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, awho are many, are bone body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 6 Since we have gifts that adiffer according to the grace given to us, [each of us is to exercise them accordingly]: if bprophecy, Iaccording to the proportion of his faith; 7 if Iaservice, in his serving; or he who bteaches, in his teaching; 8 or he who aexhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with Ibliberality; che who IIleads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with dcheerfulness.

[3] aRo 1:5; 15:15; 1Co 3:10; 15:10; Ga 2:9; Ep 3:7f bRo 11:20; 12:16 c1Co 7:17; 2Co 10:13; Ep 4:7; 1P 4:11
[4] a1Co 12:12-14; Ep 4:4, 16
[5] a1Co 10:17, 33 b1Co 12:20, 27; Ep 4:12, 25
[6] IOr in agreement with the faith aRo 12:3; 1Co 7:7; 12:4; 1P 4:10 bAc 13:1; 1Co 12:10
[7] IOr office of service aAc 6:1; 1Co 12:5, 28 bAc 13:1; 1Co 12:28; 14:26
[8] IOr simplicity IIOr gives aid aAc 4:36; 11:23; 13:15 b2Co 8:2; 9:11, 13 c1Co 12:28; 1Ti 5:17 d2Co 9:7

9 ¶ [Let] alove [be] without hypocrisy. bAbhor what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 [Be] adevoted to one another in brotherly love; Igive preference to one another bin honor; 11 not lagging behind in diligence, afervent in spirit, bserving the Lord; 12 arejoicing in hope, bpersevering in tribulation, cdevoted to prayer, 13 acontributing to the needs of the Isaints, IIbpracticing hospitality.

[9] a2Co 6:6; 1Ti 1:5 b1Th 5:21f
[10] IOr outdo one another in showing honor aJn 13:34; 1Th 4:9; He 13:1; 2P 1:7 bRo 13:7; Php 2:3; 1P 2:17
[11] aAc 18:25 bAc 20:19
[12] aRo 5:2 bHe 10:32, 36 cAc 1:14
[13] IOr holy ones IILit pursuing aRo 15:25; 1Co 16:15; 2Co 9:1; He 6:10 bMt 25:35; 1Ti 3:2

14aBless those who persecute Iyou; bless and do not curse. 15 aRejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 aBe of the same mind toward one another; bdo not be haughty in mind, but Iassociate with the lowly. cDo not be wise in your own estimation. 17 aNever pay back evil for evil to anyone. IbRespect what is right in the sight of all men. 18 If possible, aso far as it depends on you, bbe at peace with all men. 19 aNever take your own revenge, beloved, but Ileave room for the wrath [of God], for it is written, “bVENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord. 20aBUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM, AND IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR IN SO DOING YOU WILL HEAP BURNING COALS ON HIS HEAD.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

[14] ITwo early mss do not contain you aMt 5:44; Lk 6:28; 1Co 4:12
[15] aJb 30:25; He 13:3
[16] IOr accommodate yourself to lowly things aRo 15:5; 2Co 13:11; Php 2:2; 4:2; 1P 3:8 bRo 11:20; 12:3 cPv 3:7; Ro 11:25
[17] ILit Take thought for aPv 20:22; 24:29; Ro 12:19 b2Co 8:21
[18] aRo 1:15 bMk 9:50; Ro 14:19
[19] ILit give a place aPv 20:22; 24:29; Ro 12:17 bDt 32:35; Ps 94:1; 1Th 4:6; He 10:30
[20] a2K 6:22; Pv 25:21f; Mt 5:44; Lk 6:27


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God's mercies must move us to please God.

1 ¶ I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

[1] Ps 19:14; 50:13; 69:30; 116:12; Is 56:7; Jr 6:20; Ho 14:2; Lk 7:47; Ro 2:4; 6:13, 16, 19; 9:23; 11:30; 12:2; 15:16, 30; 1Co 1:10; 5:7; 6:13; 2Co 4:1, 16; 5:14, 20; 6:1; 10:1; Ep 2:4; 4:1; 5:10; Php 1:20; 2:1, 17; 4:18; 1Th 4:1, 10; 5:12; 1Ti 2:3; 5:4; Tit 3:4; He 10:20, 22; 13:15, 22; 1P 2:5, 10, 20.
[2] Ex 23:2; Lv 18:29; Dt 18:9; Ps 19:7; 34:8; 51:10; 119:47, 72, 97, 103, 128, 174; Pv 3:1, 13; Ezk 18:31; 36:26; Jn 7:7; 14:30; 15:19; 17:14; Ro 7:12, 14, 22; 12:1; 13:14; 1Co 3:19; 2Co 4:4; 5:17; 6:14; Ga 1:4; 5:22; Ep 1:18; 2:2; 4:17, 22; 5:9, 10, 17; Col 1:21; 3:10; 4:12; 1Th 4:3; 2Ti 3:16; Tit 3:5; Jm 1:27; 4:4; 1P 1:14, 18; 2:3; 4:2; 2P 1:4; 2:20; 1Jn 2:15; 3:13; 4:4; 5:19; Rv 12:9; 13:8.

No man must think too well of himself,

3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think [of himself] more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. 4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: 5 So we, [being] many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

[3] Pv 16:18; 25:27; 26:12; Ec 7:16; Mi 6:8; Mt 18:1; Lk 18:11; Jn 3:34; Ro 1:5; 11:20, 25; 12:6; 15:15; 1Co 3:10; 4:7; 12:7; 15:10; 2Co 12:7, 13; Ga 2:8; 6:3; Ep 3:2, 4, 7; 4:7, 13, 16; Php 2:3; Col 1:29; 2:13; 1Ti 1:14; 2:9, 15; Tit 2:2, 4, 6, 12; Jm 4:6; 1P 1:13; 4:7, 11; 5:5, 8; 3Jn 1:9.
[4] 1Co 12:4, 12, 27; Ep 4:15.
[5] Ro 12:4; 1Co 10:17; 12:12, 20, 27; Ep 1:23; 4:25; 5:23, 30; Col 1:24; 2:19.

but attend, every one, on that calling wherein he is placed.

6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, [let us prophesy] according to the proportion of faith; 7 Or ministry, [let us wait] on [our] ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; 8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, [let him do it] with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

[6] Mt 23:34; Lk 11:49; Ac 2:17; 11:27; 13:1; 15:32; 18:24; 21:9; Ro 1:11; 12:3; 1Co 1:5; 4:6; 12:4, 10, 28; 13:2; 14:1, 3, 24, 29, 31; 2Co 8:12; Ep 3:5; 4:11; Php 3:15; 1Th 5:20; 1P 4:10.
[7] Dt 33:10; 1S 12:23; Ps 34:11; 51:13; Ec 12:9; Is 21:8; Ezk 3:17; 33:7; Mt 24:45; 28:19; Lk 12:42; Jn 3:2; Ac 13:1; 20:20, 28; Ga 6:6; Ep 4:11; Col 1:28; 4:17; 1Ti 2:7; 3:2; 4:16; 5:17; 2Ti 2:2, 24; 4:2; 1P 5:1.
[8] Gn 18:19; Dt 15:8, 14; 16:11, 14; Jb 31:16; Ps 37:21; 101:1; 112:9; Pv 22:9; Ec 9:10; 11:1, 6; Is 32:5, 8; 58:7; 64:5; Mt 6:2; 25:40; Lk 21:1; Ac 2:44; 4:33; 11:28; 13:12, 15; 15:32; 20:2, 28; Ro 12:13; 13:6; 1Co 12:28; 14:3; 2Co 1:12; 8:1, 2, 12; 9:7; 11:3; Ep 6:5; Col 3:22; 1Th 2:3, 8; 5:12; 1Ti 3:4; 4:13; 5:17; He 10:25; 13:7, 17, 22, 24; 1P 4:9; 5:2.

Love, and many other duties, are required of us.

9 [Let] love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. 10 [Be] kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; 11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; 12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; 13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. 14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. 15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. 16 [Be] of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. 17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

[9] 2S 20:9; Ps 34:14; 36:4; 45:7; 55:21; 97:10; 101:3; 119:104, 163; Pv 8:13; 26:25; Ezk 33:31; Am 5:15; Mt 26:49; Jn 12:6; Ac 11:23; 2Co 6:6; 8:8; 1Th 2:3; 5:15; 1Ti 1:5; He 1:9; 12:14; Jm 2:15; 1P 1:22; 3:10; 4:8; 1Jn 3:18.
[10] Gn 13:9; Jb 1:4; Ps 133:1; Mt 20:26; Lk 14:10; Jn 13:34; 15:17; 17:21; Ac 4:32; Ga 5:6, 13, 22; Ep 4:1; Php 2:3; Col 1:4; 1Th 4:9; 2Th 1:3; He 13:1; 1P 1:22; 2:17; 3:8; 5:5; 2P 1:7; 1Jn 2:9; 3:10; 4:11, 20; 5:1.
[11] Ex 5:17; Pv 6:6; 10:26; 13:4; 18:9; 22:29; 24:30; 26:13; Ec 9:10; Is 56:10; Mt 24:12; 25:26; Ac 18:25; 20:34; 1Co 7:22; Ep 4:28; 6:5; Col 3:22; 4:1, 12; 1Th 4:11; 2Th 3:6; 1Ti 5:13; Tit 2:9; He 6:10; 12:28; Jm 5:16; 1P 1:22; 4:8; Rv 2:4; 3:15.
[12] Gn 32:24; Jb 27:8; Ps 16:9; 37:7; 40:1; 55:16; 62:8; 71:20; 73:24; 109:4; Pv 10:28; 14:32; Jr 29:12; Lm 3:24; Dn 9:18; Hab 3:17; Mt 5:12; Lk 8:15; 10:20; 11:5; 18:1, 9; 21:19; Ac 1:14; 2:42; 6:4; 12:5; Ro 2:7; 5:2, 3; 8:25; 15:4, 13; 1Co 13:13; 2Co 12:8; Ep 6:18; Php 3:1; 4:4, 6; Col 1:11, 27; 4:2, 12; 1Th 1:3; 5:8, 16, 17; 2Th 1:4; 2:16; 3:5; 1Ti 6:11; 2Ti 3:10; Tit 2:13; 3:7; He 3:6; 5:7; 6:12, 15, 17; 10:36; 12:1; Jm 1:3; 5:7, 10, 15; 1P 1:3; 2:19; 4:7, 13; 2P 1:6; 1Jn 3:1; 5:14; Rv 13:10.
[13] Gn 18:2; 19:1; Ps 41:1; Ac 4:35; 9:36; 10:4; 20:34; Ro 12:8; 15:25; 1Co 16:1; 2Co 8:1; 9:1, 12; Ga 6:10; 1Ti 3:2; 5:10; Tit 1:8; Phm 1:7; He 6:10; 13:2, 16; 1P 4:9; 1Jn 3:17.
[14] Jb 31:29; Mt 5:44; Lk 6:28; 23:34; Ac 7:60; Ro 12:21; 1Co 4:12; 1Th 5:15; Jm 3:10; 1P 2:21; 3:9.
[15] Ne 1:4; Jb 2:11; Ps 35:13; Is 66:10; Jr 9:1; Lk 1:58; 15:5; Jn 11:19, 33; Ac 11:23; 1Co 12:26; 2Co 2:3; 11:29; Php 2:17, 26, 28; He 13:3.
[16] 2Ch 30:12; Jb 31:13; 36:5; Ps 131:1; Pv 3:7; 17:5; 19:7, 17, 22; 26:12; Is 5:21; Jr 32:39; 45:5; Mt 6:25; 11:5; 18:1; 20:21; 26:11; Lk 4:6; 6:20; 14:13; 22:24; Ac 4:32; Ro 6:2; 11:25; 15:5; 1Co 1:10; 3:18; 4:10; 6:5; 8:2; Php 1:27; 2:2; 3:16; 4:2, 11; 1Ti 6:6; He 13:5; Jm 2:5; 3:13; 1P 3:8; 5:3; 3Jn 1:9; Rv 13:7.
[17] Pv 20:22; Mt 5:39; Ro 12:19; 14:16; 1Co 6:6; 13:4; 2Co 8:20; Php 4:8; Col 4:5; 1Th 4:12; 5:15, 22; 1Ti 5:14; Tit 2:4; 1P 2:12; 3:9, 16.
[18] 2S 20:19; Ps 34:14; 120:5; Pv 12:20; Mt 5:5, 9; Mk 9:50; Ro 14:17, 19; 1Co 7:15; 2Co 13:11; Ga 5:22; Ep 4:3; Col 3:14; 1Th 5:13; 2Ti 2:22; He 12:14; Jm 3:16; 1P 3:11.

Revenge is specially forbidden.

19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but [rather] give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance [is] mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. 21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

[19] Lv 19:18; Dt 32:35, 43; 1S 25:26, 33; Ps 94:1; Pv 24:17, 29; Ezk 25:12; Na 1:2; Mt 5:39; Lk 6:27; 9:55; Ro 12:14, 17; 13:4; He 10:30.
[20] Ex 23:4; 1S 24:16; 26:21; Ps 120:4; 140:10; Pv 25:21; So 8:6; Mt 5:44.
[21] Pv 16:32; Lk 6:27; 1P 3:9.


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