Romans 12

A Living Sacrifice

1 a  I appeal to you therefore, brothers
Or  brothers and sisters
by the mercies of God c  to present your bodies d  as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
Or your rational service
2 f  Do not be conformed to this world
Greek age
but be transformed by h  the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may i  discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Or  what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God

Gifts of Grace

3For k  by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you l  not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment m  each according to n  the measure of faith that God has assigned. 4For o  as in one body we have many members
Greek parts; also verse 5
and the members do not all have the same function,
5so we, q  though many r  are one body in Christ, and individually s  members one of another. 6 t  Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if u  prophecy v  in proportion to our faith; 7if w  service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; 8the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; x  the one who leads
Or gives aid
with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with z  cheerfulness.

Marks of the True Christian

9 aa  Let love be genuine. ab  Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 ac  Love one another with brotherly affection. ad  Outdo one another in showing honor. 11Do not be slothful in zeal, ae  be fervent in spirit,
Or  fervent in the Spirit
ag  serve the Lord.
12 ah  Rejoice in hope ai  be patient in tribulation aj  be constant in prayer. 13 ak  Contribute to the needs of the saints and al  seek to show hospitality.

14 am  Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 an  Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16 ao  Live in harmony with one another. ap  Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly.
Or give yourselves to humble tasks
ar  Never be wise in your own sight.
17 as  Repay no one evil for evil, but at  give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18If possible, so far as it depends on you au  live peaceably with all. 19Beloved av  never avenge yourselves, but leave it
Greek give place
to the wrath of God, for it is written ax  Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
20To the contrary, ay  if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

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