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Romans 12:14-21 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

14 Bless ye men that pursue you; bless ye, and do not ye curse;

15 for to joy with men that joy, for to weep with men that weep.

16 Feel ye the same thing together; not understanding high things, but consenting to meek things[a]. Do not ye be prudent with yourselves;

17 to no man yielding evil for evil, but purvey ye good things, not only before God, but also before all men.

18 If it may be done, that that is of you, have ye peace with all men.

19 Ye most dear brethren, not defending yourselves, but give ye place to wrath [Ye most dear-worthy brethren, not defending, or venging, yourselves, but give ye place to ire, or wrath]; for it is written, The Lord saith, To me vengeance, and I shall yield [again].

20 But if thine enemy hungereth, feed thou him; if he thirsteth, give thou drink to him; for thou doing this thing shalt gather together coals on his head. [But if thine enemy shall hunger, feed him; if he thirsteth, give drink to him; forsooth doing these things thou shalt gather together coals on his head.]

21 Do not thou be overcome of evil, but overcome thou evil by good.

Footnotes:

  1. Romans 12:16 Feeling the same thing together; not savouring, or knowing, high things, but consenting to meek things, following meek fathers

Romans 12:14-21 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless, but curse not. 15 Be merry with those who are merry. Weep with those who weep. 16 Be of equal affection  one towards another. Be not high-minded, but make yourselves equal to the lowly. Do not be wise in your own opinions. 17 Repay no one evil for evil. Provide beforehand for things that are honourable in the sight of all people. 18 If it is possible, as for your part, have peace with all people.

19 Dearly beloveds, do not avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God. For it is written: Vengeance is mine, and I will reward, says the Lord. 20 Therefore: If your enemy hungers, feed him, and if he thirsts, give him drink. For in so doing, you will heap coals of fire on his head. 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with goodness.

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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Romans 12:14-21 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, I say, and curse not.

15 Rejoice with them that rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

16 Be like affectioned one towards another: be not high-minded: but make yourselves equal to them of the [a]lower sort: be not [b]wise in yourselves.

17 Recompense to no man evil for evil: procure things honest in the sight of all men.

18 If it be possible, as much as in you is, have peace with all men.

19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but 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 [c]coals of fire on his head.

21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with goodness.

Footnotes:

  1. Romans 12:16 There is nothing that doth so much break concord as ambition, when as every man loatheth a base estate, and seeketh ambitiously to be aloft.
  2. Romans 12:16 Be not puffed up, with opinion of your own wisdom.
  3. Romans 12:20 After this sort doth Solomon point out the wrath of God which hangeth over a man.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Romans 12:14-21 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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. 21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.

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