Romans 12:18

“If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If it be possible, as much as lyeth in you, liue peaceably with all men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If it be possible, as much as in you lieth, be at peace with all men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

As far as it is possible for you be at peace with all men.
- Basic English Bible

if possible, as far as depends on you, living in peace with all men;
- Darby Bible

If it is possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
- Webster's Bible

If you can, so far as it depends on you, live at peace with all the world.
- Weymouth Bible

If it is possible, as much as it is up to you, be at peace with all men.
- World English Bible

If it may be don, that that is of you, haue ye pees with alle men.
- Wycliffe Bible

If possible -- so far as in you -- with all men being in peace;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Romans 12:18


Ro 12:18 If it be porssible, . . . live peaceably with all men. If you can do so. Sometimes it is impossible. Sometimes sinners are exceedingly mad against the saints. But we are to be "peacemakers" (Mt 5:9).

Discussion for Romans 12

  • Deborah Pierce
    How perfectly letting patience have her perfect work, as the perfection of working in the fields yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness by doing good cheerfully is in fact presentation to both man and to God a living sacrifice of one another
  • Donnie
    The meaning behind offering our bodies as a living sacrifice is pertaining to our Christian walk and service to God. Jesus is the perfect example and since he offered up the perfect sacrifice for our sins and forgiveness of sins it is now possible for us to walk after the spirit and not obey the lust of the flesh... We should offer our bodies as instruments of service unto the Lord.
  • BSP
    This verse can be hard to follow because we are not inclined to bless those who persecute us. However, by doing so we imitate Jesus Christ.
  • Maryjudith
    Thank you for expanding on that particularly last paragraph speaks clearly to me bless you
  • BSP
    We are told not to think more of ourselves than necessary in verse 3.
  • Ahuwa Chiamaka
    We should always learn to show love

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