Matthew Bible

Romans 12

God's mercies must move us to please God.

Romans 12:1 I beseche you therfore brethren, by the mercyfulnes of God, þt ye make your bodyes a quicke sacrifyce holye and acceptable vnto God, which is youre reasonable seruynge of God: Romans 12:2 And fashyon not youre selues lyke vnto thys worlde. But be ye chaunged in youre shape, by the renuynge of youre wyttes, that ye may fele what thynge that good, that acceptable, and perfect wyll of God is.

No man must think too well of himself,

Romans 12:3 For I say (thorowe the grace that vnto me geuen is) to euery man among you, that no man esteme of hym selfe more then it becommeth hym to esteme: but that he discretelye iudge of hym selfe, accordynge as GOD hath dealt to euery man the measure of fayth. Romans 12:4 As we haue many members in one bodye, & all members haue not one offyce: Romans 12:5 so we beyng many, are one body in Christ & euery man (amonge our selues) one anothers members.

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

Romans 12:6 Seynge that we haue dyuers gyftes, accordynge to the grace that is geuen vnto vs: yf any man haue the gyft of prophesy, let him haue it that it be agreyng vnto the fayth. Romans 12:7 Let hym that hath an offyce, wayte on hys office. Let hym that teacheth, take hede to hys doctryne. Romans 12:8 Let hym that exhorteth, geue attendaunce to hys exhortacyon. Yf any man geue, let hym do it with singlenes. Let him that ruleth do it with diligence. Yf anye man shew mercy let hym do it with cherfulnes.

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

Romans 12:9 Let loue be without dissimulacyon. Hate that whiche is euyll, and cleaue vnto þt which is good. Romans 12:10 Be kynde one to another with brotherlye loue. In geuynge honoure, go one before another. Romans 12:11 Let not the busynes whiche ye haue in hande, be tedyous to you. Be feruente in the spirite. Applye youre selues to the time. Romans 12:12 Reioyce in hope. Be pacyent in trybulacyon. Contynue in prayer. Romans 12:13 Distribute vnto the necessitie of the Saynctes, and be diligente to harboure. Romans 12:14 Blesse them whiche persecute you: blesse, but cursse not. Romans 12:15 Be merye with them that are merye. Wepe with them that wepe. Romans 12:16 Be of lyke affeccyon one towardes an other. Be not hyghe mynded, but make youre selues equall to them of the lower sorte. Be not wyse in youre owne opinions. Romans 12:17 Recompence to no man euyll for euyll. Prouyde afore hande thynges honest in the syght of all men. Romans 12:18 If it be possyble, how be it of your part, haue peace with all men.

Revenge is specially forbidden.

Romans 12:19 Derely beloued auenge not youre selues, but geue roume vnto the wrathe of God. For it is wrytten: vengeaunce is myne, and I wyll rewarde sayeth þe Lorde. Romans 12:20 Therfore yf thyne enemye hunger, feede hym: yf he thurste, geue hym drinke, for in so doyng thou shalt heape coles of fyre on hys head. Romans 12:21 Be not ouercome of euyl: But ouercome euil with goodnesse.

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