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Romans 12:1 New King James Version (NKJV)

Living Sacrifices to God

12 I beseech[a] you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your [b]reasonable service.

Footnotes:

  1. Romans 12:1 urge
  2. Romans 12:1 rational
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Romans 12:1 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

The New Life in Christ

12 I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters,[a] by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual[b] worship.

Footnotes:

  1. Romans 12:1 Gk brothers
  2. Romans 12:1 Or reasonable
New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

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Romans 12:1 Amplified Bible (AMP)

Dedicated Service

12 [a]Therefore I urge you, [b]brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship.

Footnotes:

  1. Romans 12:1 Paul now begins outlining for the believer the practical application of the theological truths taught in chs 1-11.
  2. Romans 12:1 Lit brethren.
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Romans 12:1 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

Give Your Lives to God

12 So I beg you, brothers and sisters, because of the great mercy God has shown us, offer your lives[a] as a living sacrifice to him—an offering that is only for God and pleasing to him. Considering what he has done, it is only right that you should worship him in this way.

Footnotes:

  1. Romans 12:1 lives Literally, “bodies.” Paul is using the language of Old Testament animal sacrifice to express the idea of a complete giving of oneself to God.
Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

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Kehillah in Rome 12:1 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

12 I appeal to you, therefore, Achim b’Moshiach, through the rachamei Hashem (mercies of G-d), to present your geviyah (BERESHIS 47:18), all of your being as a korban chai (living sacrifice), kadosh (holy) and acceptable to Hashem (BERESHIS 8:21), which is your spiritual avodas kodesh service.

Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

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