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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Footnotes

  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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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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22 that, in reference to your former way of life, you are to (A)rid yourselves of the (B)old [a]self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the (C)lusts of deceit, 23 and that you are to be (D)renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to (E)put on the (F)new [b]self, which [c](G)in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

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  1. Ephesians 4:22 Lit person
  2. Ephesians 4:24 Lit person
  3. Ephesians 4:24 Lit according to God

22 that, regarding your previous way of life, you put off your old self [completely discard your former nature], which is being corrupted through deceitful desires, 23 and be continually renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh, untarnished mental and spiritual attitude], 24 and put on the new self [the regenerated and renewed nature], created in God’s image, [godlike] in the righteousness and holiness of the truth [living in a way that expresses to God your gratitude for your salvation].

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22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off(A) your old self,(B) which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;(C) 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds;(D) 24 and to put on(E) the new self,(F) created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.(G)

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22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

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The Humbled and Exalted Christ

(A)Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,

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(A)Have this attitude [a]in yourselves which was also in (B)Christ Jesus,

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  1. Philippians 2:5 Or among

Have this same attitude in yourselves which was in Christ Jesus [look to Him as your example in selfless humility],

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In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:(A)

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Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

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16 For (A)“who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” (B)But we have the mind of Christ.

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16 For (A)who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct Him? But (B)we have the mind of Christ.

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16 For who has known the mind and purposes of the Lord, so as to instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ [to be guided by His thoughts and purposes].(A)

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16 for,

“Who has known the mind of the Lord
    so as to instruct him?”[a](A)

But we have the mind of Christ.(B)

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  1. 1 Corinthians 2:16 Isaiah 40:13

16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.

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10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the (A)Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and (B)I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

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