Romans 12Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
I Urge You To Present Your Bodies To God As a Living Sacrifice, And Renew Your Mind
12 Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the compassions[a] of God, to present[b] your bodies as a living holy sacrifice pleasing to God, as your spiritual[c] worship[d]. 2 And do not be conformed[e] to this age[f], but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may be approving what[g] is the good and pleasing and perfect will of God.
Think Sound-Mindedly About Yourself As God Has Apportioned You The Faith
3 For I say to everyone being among you through the grace having been given to me not to be thinking-highly of yourself beyond what you ought-to think, but to be thinking so as to be sound-minded, as God apportioned[h] to each a measure[i] of faith.
For We Are One Body In Christ. Use The Gifts And Faith God Has Given You
4 For just as we have many body-parts in one body and all the body-parts do not have the same function, 5 in this manner we the many are one body in Christ, and individually body-parts of one another. 6 And having different grace-gifts according-to the grace having been given to us, exercise them accordingly[j]: whether prophecy, in accordance with the proportion[k] of your faith[l]; 7 or service[m], in-the-sphere-of [n] your service[o]; or the one teaching, in the sphere of your teaching[p]; 8 or the one exhorting[q], in the sphere of your exhortation[r]; the one giving, with[s] generosity[t]; the one leading[u], with diligence; the one showing-mercy, with cheerfulness.
Think And Diligently Act In Love, Faith, And Holiness
9 I say[v] to let your love be sincere[w], while abhorring the evil, clinging[x] to the good; 10 to be affectionate[y] to one another in brotherly-love, preferring[z] one another in honor; 11 to not be hesitant in diligence; to be boiling in spirit, serving the Lord, 12 rejoicing in hope, enduring in affliction, devoting-yourselves to prayer, 13 sharing in the needs of the saints, pursuing hospitality. 14 Be blessing the ones persecuting you— be blessing and not cursing[aa]. 15 I say to rejoice with rejoicing ones, to weep with weeping ones; 16 to be thinking the same thing toward one another, not thinking lofty[ab] things, but being carried-along-with[ac] the lowly[ad] (do not be wise among yourselves); 17 to be giving-back evil for evil to no one; to be providing-for[ae] good things in the sight of all people, 18 living-in-peace with all people if possible— as far as from you; 19 to not be avenging yourselves, beloved, but give a place to the wrath of God. For it has been written: “Vengeance is for Me, I will repay, says the Lord” [Deut 32:35]. 20 “But if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give-a-drink to him. For doing this, you will heap coals of fire upon his head” [Prov 25:21-22]. 21 Do not be overcome by[af] evil, but be overcoming evil with good.
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