12:1 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.
12:2 And be not conformed (original 'fashioned
with'; or, markedly affected by)
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.
12:3 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 (or
'a') measure of faith.
12:6 Having then gifts differing according (original,
'down from'; in other words, 'because of')
to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according
to the proportion of faith;
12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in
honour preferring one another.
12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant
12:13 Distributing to the necessity (original
is 'those needing money') of saints; given
to hospitality (original Greek for 'hospitality'
is 'friendly to strangers').
12:14 Bless (to want the best for others
just as if they have done no hurt to you)
them which persecute (to cause you to not
want to be around them or flee from them)
you. Bless, and curse not.
12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil.
Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with
12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place
unto wrath. For it is written (in the Old
Testament in Deuteronomy
Vengeance (to avenge)
is mine; I will repay (2Thessalonians
1:6), saith the Lord.
12:20 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.
12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.