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Romans 12

God's mercies must move us to please God.

Romans 12:1 I beseche you therfore brethren, by the mercyfulnes of God, that ye make yor bodies a quycke sacryfice, holy & acceptable vnto God: which is youre resonable seruynge of God Romans 12:2 & fassyon not youre selues lyke vnto this worlde: but be ye chaunged in youre shape, by the renuyng of your mynde, that ye maye proue what thynge that good, and acceptable, and perfaycte wyll of God is.

No man must think too well of himself,

Romans 12:3 For I saye (thorowe the grace that vnto me geuen is) to euery man amonge you, that noman stonde hye in his owne conceate, more then it becommeth hym to esteme of him selfe: but so iudge of hym selfe, that he be gentle and sober, accordynge, as God hath dealte to euery man the measure of fayth. Romans 12:4 For as we haue many membres in one body, and all members haue not one office: Romans 12:5 so we beynge many, are one body in Chryst, and euery man among oure selues, one anothers members.

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

Romans 12:6 Seynge that we haue diuers gyftes accordynge to the grace that is geuen vnto vs: yf eny man haue the gyft of prophesye, let him haue it that it be agreyng vnto the fayth. Romans 12:7 Let hym that hath an office wayte on his office. Let him that teacheth take hede to hys doctryne. Romans 12:8 Let hym that exhorteth, geue attendaunce to his exhortacion. If eny man geue, let hym do it with synglenes. Let hym that ruleth, do it wit diligence. If eny man shewe mercy, let hym do it with cherfulnes.

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

Romans 12:9 Let loue be without dissimulacion Hate that which is euyll & cleaue vnto that which is good. Romans 12:10 Be kynd one to another wich brotherly loue. In geuynge honoure, go one before another. Romans 12:11 Be not slouthfull in the busynes which ye haue in hande. Be feruent in the sprete. Applye youre selues to the tyme. Romans 12:12 Reioyce in hope. Be pacient in tribulacion. Continue in prayer. Romans 12:13 Distribute vnto the necessite of þe sayntes: be readie to harboure. Romans 12:14 Blesse them which persecute you: blesse (I saye) and course not. Romans 12:15 Be mery with them that are mery. Wepe also with them that wepe. Romans 12:16 Be of lyke affeccion one towardes another. Be not hye mynded: but make youre selues equall to them of the lower sorte. Be not wyse in youre awne opynyons. Romans 12:17 Recompence to no man euyll for euyll. Prouyde afore hande thynges honeste in the syght of all men. Romans 12:18 If it be possyble, (as moch as is in you) lyue peaceably with all men.

Revenge is specially forbidden.

Romans 12:19 Dearly beloued, auenge not youre selues, but rather geue place vnto wrath. For it is wrytten: vengeaunce is myne, I wyll rewarde, sayth the Lorde. Romans 12:20 Therfore, yf thyne enemy honger, fede him: yf he thyrst, geue hym dryncke. For in so doyng thou shalt heape coles of fyre on hys heade. Romans 12:21 Be not ouercome of euyll, but ouercome euyll, with goodnes.

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