Romans
Introduction

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16


Contradictions
Injustice
Good Stuff
Absurdities
Intolerance
Prophecy
Science and History
Interpretation
Cruelty and Violence
Family Values
Homosexuality
Language
Women
Sex
Politics
Commandments


Get the SAB
on CD




Romans 12

On Enemies
12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (12:3-21) Some good advice

(12:3) "To every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly."

12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
12:4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
12:7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; (12:8) "He that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness."

(12:9) "Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good."

(12:10) "Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love."

(12:11) "Not slothful in business."

(12:12) "Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation."

(12:13) "Given to hospitality."

(12:14) "Bless, and curse not."
Is it OK to curse people?

(12:15) "Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep."

(12:16) "Condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits."

(12:17) "Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men."

(12:18) "If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men."

(12:19) "Avenge not yourselves."

(12:20) "If thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink."
How should we treat our eneimies?

(12:21) "Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good."

12:8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
12:13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
12:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.


Offer your body as a sacrifice to God.
Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God. 12:1

Don't conform to the world.
Be not conformed to this world. 12:2a

Be transformed by renewing your mind.
Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. 12:2b

Don't think too much of yourself.
I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly. 12:3
Be not wise in your own conceit. 12:16

Cleave to that which is good.
Cleave to that which is good. 12:9

Be fervent in spirit.
Be ... fervent in spirit. 12:10-11

Be patient in tribulation.
Be ... patient in tribulation. 12:10-12

Be hospitable
Be ... given to hospitality. 12:10-13

Don't be slothful.
Not slothful in business. 12:11

Serve God.
Serving the Lord. 12:11b

Pray.
Continuing instant in prayer. 12:12

Rejoice.
Rejoicing in hope. 12:12

Give money to saints.
Distributing to the necessity of saints. 12:13

Bless those who curse you.
Bless them which persecute you. 12:14

Rejoice with those who are rejoicing.
Rejoice with them that do rejoice. 12:15a

Weep with those who are weeping.
Weep with them that weep. 12:15b

Agree with everyone about everything.
Be of the same mind one toward another. 12:16a

Hang out with the little people.
Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. 12:16b

Don't return evil for evil.
Recompense to no man evil for evil. 12:17a

Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 12:17b

Try to live peaceably with everyone.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. 12:18

Don't seek revenge.
Avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 12:19

Give your enemy food and water.
If thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink. 12:20

Overcome evil with good.
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. 12:21

Previous Chapter | Next Chapter