0 SAB Romans 12

In me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing. 7:13

Trivia: According to Paul, what do weak people eat?



Some good advice

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.

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.


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.

4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

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;

7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;

Don't think too highly of yourself.

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.

Be generous in giving,

diligent when leading,

and cheerful when showing mercy.

9Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

Let your love be genuine.

Avoid evil. Do good.

10Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

Be kind to one another.

Honor others more than yourself.

11Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

Don't be lazy.

12Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

Rejoice in hope.

Be patient in tribulation.

13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

Be hospitable to others.

14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

Bless those who persecute you.

Don't curse. [1]

15Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

Rejoice with those who are happy.

Weep with those who are sad.

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.

Associate with the lowly.

Don't think too much of yourself.

17Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

Don't repay evil with evil.

Be honest with everyone.

18If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

In so far as it's possible,

be at peace with everyone.

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.

Don't avenge yourself.

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.

If your enemies are hungry, feed them.

If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. [2]

21Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Don't be overcome by evil.

Overcome evil with good.


Copyright © 1999-2024
The Skeptic's Annotated Bible

Send comments to Steve Wells
at swwells(at)gmail.com