33 Oh, the depth of the riches(A) of the wisdom and[a] knowledge of God!(B)
    How unsearchable his judgments,
    and his paths beyond tracing out!(C)
34 “Who has known the mind of the Lord?
    Or who has been his counselor?”[b](D)
35 “Who has ever given to God,
    that God should repay them?”[c](E)
36 For from him and through him and for him are all things.(F)
    To him be the glory forever! Amen.(G)

A Living Sacrifice

12 Therefore, I urge you,(H) brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,(I) holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform(J) to the pattern of this world,(K) but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.(L) Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is(M)—his good, pleasing(N) and perfect will.

Humble Service in the Body of Christ

For by the grace given me(O) I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,(P) so in Christ we, though many, form one body,(Q) and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts,(R) according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying,(S) then prophesy in accordance with your[d] faith;(T) if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach;(U) if it is to encourage, then give encouragement;(V) if it is giving, then give generously;(W) if it is to lead,[e] do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.


  1. Romans 11:33 Or riches and the wisdom and the
  2. Romans 11:34 Isaiah 40:13
  3. Romans 11:35 Job 41:11
  4. Romans 12:6 Or the
  5. Romans 12:8 Or to provide for others

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