And (A)do not be conformed to this world, but (B)be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may (C)prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

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And do not (A)be conformed to (B)this [a]world, but be transformed by the (C)renewing of your mind, so that you may [b](D)prove what the will of God is, that which is good and [c]acceptable and perfect.

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  1. Romans 12:2 Or age
  2. Romans 12:2 Or discover
  3. Romans 12:2 Or pleasing

And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be [a]transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].

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  1. Romans 12:2 From the Greek word meaning “metamorphosis.” Refers to the process that leads to an outward, permanent change.

Do not conform(A) to the pattern of this world,(B) but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.(C) Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is(D)—his good, pleasing(E) and perfect will.

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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.

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For (A)to be [a]carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because (B)the [b]carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, (C)nor indeed can be.

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  1. Romans 8:6 fleshly
  2. Romans 8:7 fleshly

(A)For the mind [a]set on the flesh is (B)death, but the mind [b]set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind [c]set on the flesh is (C)hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so,

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  1. Romans 8:6 Lit of the
  2. Romans 8:6 Lit of the
  3. Romans 8:7 Lit of the

Now the mind of the flesh is death [both now and forever—because it pursues sin]; but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace [the spiritual well-being that comes from walking with God—both now and forever]; the mind of the flesh [with its sinful pursuits] is actively hostile to God. It does not submit itself to God’s law, since it cannot,

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The mind governed by the flesh is death,(A) but the mind governed by the Spirit is life(B) and peace. The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God;(C) it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.

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For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

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(A)I have stretched out My hands all day long to a (B)rebellious people,
Who (C)walk in a way that is not good,
According to their own thoughts;

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(A)I have spread out My hands all day long to a (B)rebellious people,
Who walk in the way which is not good, [a]following their own (C)thoughts,

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  1. Isaiah 65:2 Lit after


“I have spread out My hands all the day long to a rebellious and stubborn people,
Who walk in the way that is not good, [following] after their own thoughts and intentions,

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All day long I have held out my hands
    to an obstinate people,(A)
who walk in ways not good,
    pursuing their own imaginations(B)

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I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;

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(A)Let the [a]wicked forsake his way,
And the unrighteous man (B)his thoughts;
Let him return to the Lord,
(C)And He will have mercy on him;
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.

“For(D) My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
“For(E) as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.

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  1. Isaiah 55:7 Lit. man of iniquity

(A)Let the wicked abandon his way,
And the unrighteous person his (B)thoughts;
And let him (C)return to the Lord,
And He will have (D)compassion on him,
And to our God,
For He will (E)abundantly pardon.
“For My thoughts are not (F)your thoughts,
Nor are (G)your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.
“For (H)as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts.

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Let the wicked leave (behind) his way
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
And let him return to the Lord,
And He will have compassion (mercy) on him,
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts higher than your thoughts.

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Let the wicked forsake(A) their ways
    and the unrighteous their thoughts.(B)
Let them turn(C) to the Lord, and he will have mercy(D) on them,
    and to our God, for he will freely pardon.(E)

“For my thoughts(F) are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways,”(G)
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,(H)
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.(I)

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Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

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21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22 that you (A)put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 23 and (B)be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and that you (C)put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

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