Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Romans 12

God's mercies must move us to please God.

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, through the compassions of God, to present your bodies a living, holy sacrifice, unto God acceptable,—your rational divine service; Romans 12:2 And be not configuring yourselves unto this age, but be transforming yourselves by the renewing of your mind, to the end ye may be proving what is the thing willed by God—the good and acceptable and perfect.

No man must think too well of himself,

Romans 12:3 For I say, through the favour which hath been given me, unto every one who is among you,—not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but so to think as to think soberly—as, unto each one, God hath dealt a measure of faith. Romans 12:4 For, just as in one body we have many members, yet, all the members, have not the same office, Romans 12:5 So, we, the many, are one body in Christ, yet, severally, members one of another.

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

Romans 12:6 Now, having gifts of favour, according to the favour given unto us, differing—whether prophesying, [let us use it] according to the proportion of our faith, Romans 12:7 Or ministering, [use it] in our ministering, or he that teacheth, [let him use his gift] in his teaching, Romans 12:8 Or he that exhorteth, in his exhorting, he that imparteth, [let it be] with liberality, he that taketh a lead, with diligence, he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

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

Romans 12:9 Your love, [be] without hypocrisy,—loathing that which is wicked, cleaving to that which is good; Romans 12:10 In your brotherly love, unto one another, being tenderly affectioned, in honour, unto one another, giving preference; Romans 12:11 In business, not slothful, in spirit, fervent, to the Lord, doing service, Romans 12:12 In hope, rejoicing, in tribulation, enduring, in prayer, persevering, Romans 12:13 With the needs of the saints, having fellowship,—hospitality, pursuing. Romans 12:14 Bless them that persecute, bless, and do not curse. Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that rejoice, weep with them that weep: Romans 12:16 The same thing, one to another regarding,—not the lofty things regarding, but, by the lowly, being led along. Be not getting presumptuous in your own opinion: Romans 12:17 Unto no one, evil for evil rendering: providing honourable things before all men: Romans 12:18 If possible—so far as dependeth on you, with all men being at peace:

Revenge is specially forbidden.

Romans 12:19 Not avenging, yourselves, beloved, but give place unto their anger; for it is written—Mine, is avenging, I, will recompense;—saith the Lord; Romans 12:20 But—if thine enemy hunger, be feeding him, if he thirst, be giving him drink; for, this doing, coals of fire, shalt thou heap upon his head. Romans 12:21 Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

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