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Romans 12 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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A Living Sacrifice

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:1 - I appeal to you therefore, brothers,[fn] by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:2 - Do not be conformed to this world,[fn] but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.[fn]

Gifts of Grace

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:3 - For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:4 - For as in one body we have many members,[fn] and the members do not all have the same function,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:5 - so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:6 - Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:7 - if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:8 - the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads,[fn] with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

Marks of the True Christian

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:9 - Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:10 - Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:11 - Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit,[fn] serve the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:12 - Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:13 - Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:14 - Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:15 - Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:16 - Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly.[fn] Never be wise in your own sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:17 - Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:18 - If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:19 - Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it[fn] to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:20 - To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:21 - Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
ESV Footnotes
Or brothers and sisters
Or your rational service
Greek age
Or what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God
Greek parts; also verse 5
Or gives aid
Or fervent in the Spirit
Or give yourselves to humble tasks
Greek give place

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