Romans 12 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Romans 12


Romans 12:1

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, [which is] your spiritual service.

Romans 12:2

And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, and ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Romans 12:3

For I say, through the grace that was given me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think as to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to each man a measure of faith.

Romans 12:4

For even as we have many members in one body, and all the members have not the same office:

Romans 12:5

so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and severally members one of another.

Romans 12:6

And having gifts differing according to the grace that was given to us, whether prophecy, [let us prophesy] according to the proportion of our faith;

Romans 12:7

or ministry, [let us give ourselves] to our ministry; or he that teacheth, to his teaching;

Romans 12:8

or he that exhorteth, to his exhorting: he that giveth, [let him do it] with liberality; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness.

Romans 12:9

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

Romans 12:10

In love of the brethren be tenderly affectioned one to another; in honor preferring one another;

Romans 12:11

in diligence not slothful; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

Romans 12:12

rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing stedfastly in prayer;

Romans 12:13

communicating to the necessities of the saints; given to hospitality.

Romans 12:14

Bless them that persecute you; bless, and curse not.

Romans 12:15

Rejoice with them that rejoice; weep with them that weep.

Romans 12:16

Be of the same mind one toward another. Set not your mind on high things, but condescend to things that are lowly. Be not wise in your own conceits.

Romans 12:17

Render to no man evil for evil. Take thought for things honorable in the sight of all men.

Romans 12:18

If it be possible, as much as in you lieth, be at peace with all men.

Romans 12:19

Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but give place unto the wrath [of God]: for it is written, Vengeance belongeth unto me; I will recompense, saith the Lord.

Romans 12:20

But if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him to drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head.

Romans 12:21

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

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