1611 King James Bible

Romans 12

God's mercies must move us to please God.

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that yee present your bodies a liuing sacrifice, holy, acceptable vnto God, [which is] your reasonable seruice. Romans 12:2 And bee not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renuing of your minde, that ye may proue what is that good, that acceptable and perfect will of God.

No man must think too well of himself,

Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace giuen vnto mee, to euery man that is among you, not to thinke of himselfe more highly then hee ought to thinke, but to thinke soberly, according as God hath dealt to euery man the measure of faith. Romans 12:4 For as we haue many members in one body, and all members haue not the same office: Romans 12:5 So we being many are one bodie in Christ, and euery one members one of another.

but attend, every one, on that calling wherein he is placed.

Romans 12:6 Hauing then gifts, differing according to the grace that is giuen to vs, whether prophecie, let vs prophecie according to the proportion of faith. Romans 12:7 Or ministery, [let vs wait], on our ministring: or hee that teacheth, on teaching: Romans 12:8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giueth, [let him doe it] with simplicitie: hee that ruleth, with diligence: hee that sheweth mercy, with cheerefulnesse.

Love, and many other duties, are required of us.

Romans 12:9 Let loue bee without dissimulation: abhorre that which is euill, cleaue to that which is good. Romans 12:10 Bee kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly loue, in honour preferring one another. Romans 12:11 Not slouthfull in busines: feruent in spirit, seruing the Lord. Romans 12:12 Reioycing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing instant in prayer. Romans 12:13 Distributing to the necessitie of Saints; giuen to hospitalitie. Romans 12:14 Blesse them which persecute you, blesse, and curse not. Romans 12:15 Reioyce with them that doe reioice, and weepe with them that weepe. Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind one towards another. Minde not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Bee not wise in your owne conceits. Romans 12:17 Recompence to no man euill for euill. Prouide things honest in the sight of all men. Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lyeth in you, liue peaceably with all men.

Revenge is specially forbidden.

Romans 12:19 Dearely beloued, auenge not your selues, but rather giue place vnto wrath: for it is written, Uengeance is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord. Romans 12:20 Therefore if thine enemie hunger, feed him: if he thirst, giue him drink. For in so doing thou shalt heape coales of fire on his head. Romans 12:21 Be not ouercome of euill, but ouercome euill with good.

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