New International Version
14 Bless those who persecute you;(A) bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.(B) 16 Live in harmony with one another.(C) Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.[a] Do not be conceited.(D)
17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil.(E) Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.(F) 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.(G) 19 Do not take revenge,(H) my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[b](I) says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
King James Version
14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
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New Living Translation
14 Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. 15 Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!
17 Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. 18 Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.
19 Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say,
“I will take revenge;
I will pay them back,”[a]
says the Lord.
“If your enemies are hungry, feed them.
If they are thirsty, give them something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap
burning coals of shame on their heads.”[b]
21 Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.Read full chapter