Romans 12

A Living Sacrifice

1 aI appeal to you therefore, brothers,
Or  brothers and sisters
by the mercies of God, cto present your bodies das a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
Or your rational service
2 fDo not be conformed to this world,
Greek age
but be transformed by hthe renewal of your mind, that by testing you may idiscern 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 kby the grace given to me I say to everyone among you lnot to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, meach according to nthe measure of faith that God has assigned. 4For oas in one body we have many members,
Greek parts; also verse 5
and the members do not all have the same function,
5so we, qthough many, rare one body in Christ, and individually smembers one of another. 6 tHaving gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if uprophecy, vin proportion to our faith; 7if wservice, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; 8the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; xthe one who leads,
Or gives aid
with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with zcheerfulness.

Marks of the True Christian

9 aaLet love be genuine. abAbhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 acLove one another with brotherly affection. adOutdo one another in showing honor. 11Do not be slothful in zeal, aebe fervent in spirit,
Or  fervent in the Spirit
agserve the Lord.
12 ahRejoice in hope, aibe patient in tribulation, ajbe constant in prayer. 13 akContribute to the needs of the saints and alseek to show hospitality.

14 amBless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 anRejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16 aoLive in harmony with one another. apDo not be haughty, but associate with the lowly.
Or give yourselves to humble tasks
arNever be wise in your own sight.
17 asRepay no one evil for evil, but atgive thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18If possible, so far as it depends on you, aulive peaceably with all. 19Beloved, avnever avenge yourselves, but leave it
Greek give place
to the wrath of God, for it is written, axVengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
20To the contrary, ayif 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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