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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Benediction, Final Exhortation, Farewell

20 Now may (A)the God of peace (B)who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, (C)that great Shepherd of the sheep, (D)through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 make you [a]complete in every good work to do His will, (E)working in [b]you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

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  1. Hebrews 13:21 perfect
  2. Hebrews 13:21 NU, M us

Benediction

20 Now may (A)the God of peace, who (B)brought up from the dead the (C)great Shepherd of the sheep [a]through (D)the blood of the (E)eternal covenant, that is, Jesus our Lord, 21 (F)equip you in every good thing to do His will, (G)working in us that (H)which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, (I)to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

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  1. Hebrews 13:20 Lit in

Benediction

20 Now may the God of peace [the source of serenity and spiritual well-being] who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood that sealed and ratified the eternal covenant,(A) 21 equip you with every good thing to carry out His will and strengthen you [making you complete and perfect as you ought to be], accomplishing in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

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Benediction and Final Greetings

20 Now may the God of peace,(A) who through the blood of the eternal covenant(B) brought back from the dead(C) our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep,(D) 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will,(E) and may he work in us(F) what is pleasing to him,(G) through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.(H)

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20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

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I Never Knew You(A)

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, (B)‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who (C)does the will of My Father in heaven.

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21 (A)Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.

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21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.

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True and False Disciples

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’(A) will enter the kingdom of heaven,(B) but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.(C)

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21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

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Christ’s Example to Be Followed

Therefore, since Christ suffered [a]for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, (A)but for the will of God.

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  1. 1 Peter 4:1 NU omits for us

Keep Fervent in Your Love

Therefore, since (A)Christ has [a]suffered in the flesh, (B)arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because (C)the one who has [b]suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, (D)so as to live (E)the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human lusts, but for the (F)will of God.

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  1. 1 Peter 4:1 I.e., suffered death
  2. 1 Peter 4:1 I.e., suffered death

Keep Fervent in Your Love

Therefore, since [a]Christ suffered in the flesh [and died for us], arm yourselves [like warriors] with the same purpose [being willing to suffer for doing what is right and pleasing God], because whoever has suffered in the flesh [being like-minded with Christ] is done with [intentional] sin [having stopped pleasing the world], so that he can no longer spend the rest of his natural life living for human appetites and desires, but [lives] for the will and purpose of God.

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  1. 1 Peter 4:1 See 3:18.

Living for God

Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body,(A) arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin.(B) As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires,(C) but rather for the will of God.

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Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;

That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

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19 Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God (A)commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.

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