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Romans 12

God's mercies must move us to please God.

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the compassions of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, [which is] your intelligent service. Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of [your] mind, that ye may prove what [is] the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

No man must think too well of himself,

Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace which has been given to me, to every one that is among you, not to have high thoughts above what he should think; but to think so as to be wise, as God has dealt to each a measure of faith. Romans 12:4 For, as in one body we have many members, but all the members have not the same office; Romans 12:5 thus we, [being] many, are one body in Christ, and each one members one of the other.

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

Romans 12:6 But having different gifts, according to the grace which has been given to us, whether [it be] prophecy, [let us prophesy] according to the proportion of faith; Romans 12:7 or service, [let us occupy ourselves] in service; or he that teaches, in teaching; Romans 12:8 or he that exhorts, in exhortation; he that gives, in simplicity; he that leads, with diligence; he that shews mercy, with cheerfulness.

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

Romans 12:9 Let love be unfeigned; abhorring evil; cleaving to good: Romans 12:10 as to brotherly love, kindly affectioned towards one another: as to honour, each taking the lead in paying it to the other: Romans 12:11 as to diligent zealousness, not slothful; in spirit fervent; serving the Lord. Romans 12:12 As regards hope, rejoicing: as regards tribulation, enduring: as regards prayer, persevering: Romans 12:13 distributing to the necessities of the saints; given to hospitality. Romans 12:14 Bless them that persecute you; bless, and curse not. Romans 12:15 Rejoice with those that rejoice, weep with those that weep. Romans 12:16 Have the same respect one for another, not minding high things, but going along with the lowly: be not wise in your own eyes: Romans 12:17 recompensing to no one evil for evil: providing things honest before all men: Romans 12:18 if possible, as far as depends on you, living in peace with all men;

Revenge is specially forbidden.

Romans 12:19 not avenging yourselves, beloved, but give place to wrath; for it is written, Vengeance [belongs] to me, *I* will recompense, saith the Lord. Romans 12:20 If therefore thine enemy should hunger, feed him; if he should thirst, give him drink; for, so doing, thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head. Romans 12:21 Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

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