Romans 121I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, your reasonable service. 2And be not conformed to this age, but be ye transformed by the renewal of your mind, for ye to approve what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God. 3For I say, through the grace that was given me, to every man who is among you, not to over think beyond what he ought to think, but to think so as to think soundly, as God has apportioned to each man a measure of faith. 4For just as we have many body-parts in one body, and all the body-parts have not the same function, 5so we, the many, are one body in Christ, and each one body-parts of each other. 6And having different gifts according to the grace that was given to us, whether prophecy, according to the proportion of faith; 7or service, in the service; or he who teaches, in the teaching; 8or he who exhorts, in the exhortation; he who gives, in simplicity; he who leads, in diligence; he who does mercy, in cheerfulness. 9Love without hypocrisy, abhorring what is evil, clinging to what is good, 10with brotherly love toward each other, affectionate, leading each other in recognition, 11not lazy in diligence, being fervent in the Spirit serving the Lord, 12rejoicing in hope, enduring tribulation, persevering in prayer, 13sharing for the needs of the sanctified, pursuing love for strangers. 14Bless those who persecute you. Bless ye and do not curse. 15Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep, 16thinking the same way toward each other, not thinking on lofty things, but accommodating to the lowly. Become not wise according to yourselves, 17rendering to no man evil for evil, premeditating things right in the sight of all men. 18If possible from you, keeping peace with all men, 19not avenging yourselves, beloved, but give place to wrath, for it is written, Vengeance is for me, I will repay, says the Lord. 20Therefore if thine enemy is hungry, feed him. If he is thirsty, give him to drink. For by doing this thou will heap coals of fire upon his head. 21Be thou not overcome by evil, but overcome evil by good.
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