Coverdale Bible

Romans 12

God's mercies must move us to please God.

Romans 12:1 I beseke you brethre by the mercyfulnesse of God, that ye geue ouer youre bodies for a sacrifice, yt is quycke holy, and acceptable vnto God, which is yor reasonable seruynge off God. Romans 12:2 And fashion not youre selues like vnto this worlde, but be chaunged thorow the renewynge off yor mynde, yt ye maye proue, what thinge that good, yt acceptable, & perfecte wil of God is.

No man must think too well of himself,

Romans 12:3 For I saye thorow the grace yt is geue me, vnto euery man amonge you: that no man esteme off him selfe more, then it becometh him to esteme: but that he discretly iudge of himselfe, acordinge as God hath dealte vnto euery man the measure of faith. Romans 12:4 For like as we haue many membres in one body, but all the membres haue not one maner of operacion: Romans 12:5 Euen so we beynge many are one body in Christ. But amonge oure selues euery one is the membre of another,

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

Romans 12:6 and haue dyuers giftes, acordinge to the grace that is geuen vnto vs Yf eny man haue the gifte of prophecienge, let it be acordinge to the faith. Romans 12:7 Let him that hath an office, wayte vpo the office: let him that teacheth, take hede to the doctryne: Romans 12:8 Let him that exhorteth, geue attedaunce to the exhortacion. Yf eny ma geueth, let hi geue with synglenesse. Let him that ruleth, be diligent. Yf eny man shewe mercy, let him do it with chearfulnesse.

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

Romans 12:9 Let loue be without dissimulacion. Hate that which is euell: Cleue vnto that which is good. Romans 12:10 Be kynde one to another with brotherly loue. In geuynge honoure go one before another. Romans 12:11 Be not slouthfull in the busynesse that ye haue in hande. Be feruent in the sprete. Applye youre selues vnto the tyme. Romans 12:12 Reioyse in hope, be pacient in trouble. Continue in prayer. Romans 12:13 Distribute vnto the necessities of the sayntes. Be glad to harbarow. Romans 12:14 Blesse the that persecute you. Blesse, & curse not. Romans 12:15 Be mery with them that are mery and wepe with them that wepe. Romans 12:16 Be of one mynde amonge youre selues. Be not proude in youre awne consaytes, but make youre selues equall to them of ye lowe sorte. Be not wyse in youre awne opinions Romans 12:17 Recompese vnto no man euell for euell. Prouyde honestie afore hade towarde euery ma. Romans 12:18 Yf it be possible (as moch as in you is) haue peace with all men.

Revenge is specially forbidden.

Romans 12:19 Dearly beloued, auenge not youre selues, but geue rowme vnto the wrath off God. For it is wrytte: Vengeaunce is myne, and I wil rewarde, sayeth ye LORDE. Romans 12:20 Therfore yf thine enemye hunger, fede him: Yf he thyrst, geue him drinke. For in so doinge thou shalt heape coales of fyre vpo his heade. Romans 12:21 Be not ouercome with euell, but ouercome thou euell with good.

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