ROMANS Chapter Twelve

 The Evangel - Romans

Chapter Twelve

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, with glee.

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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