Romans 12:2

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And bee not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renuing of your minde, that ye may proue what is that good, that acceptable and perfect will of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, and ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And let not your behaviour be like that of this world, but be changed and made new in mind, so that by experience you may have knowledge of the good and pleasing and complete purpose of God.
- Basic English Bible

And be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of [your] mind, that ye may prove what [is] the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
- Darby Bible

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable, and perfect will of God.
- Webster's Bible

And do not follow the customs of the present age, but be transformed by the entire renewal of your minds, so that you may learn by experience what God's will is--that will which is good and beautiful and perfect.
- Weymouth Bible

Don't be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God.
- World English Bible

And nyle ye be confourmyd to this world, but be ye reformed in newnesse of youre wit, that ye preue which is the wille of God, good, and wel plesynge, and parfit.
- Wycliffe Bible

and be not conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, for your proving what [is] the will of God -- the good, and acceptable, and perfect.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 12:2


12:2 And be not conformed - Neither in judgment, spirit, nor behaviour. To this world - Which, neglecting the will of God, entirely follows its own. That ye may prove - Know by sure trial; which is easily done by him who has thus presented himself to God. What is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God - The will of God is here to be understood of all the preceptive part of Christianity, which is in itself so excellently good, so acceptable to God, and so perfective of our natures.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 12:2


Ro 12:2 And be not conformed to this world. The spirit of the world is opposed to that of Christ. Satan is "the Prince of this world (Joh 12:31 14:30 16:11). Christ died "to deliver us from this present wicked world" (Ga 1:4). Hence the service of Christ renders necessary a refusal to fashion ourselves after its ways. But be ye transformed. Instead of following the ways of the world, the Christian must be "transformed", changed into a new form of life by the renewing of your mind, by having a new spirit, and "walking after the Spirit" (Ro 8:1,4 Ga 5:16,25). That ye may prove. Demonstrate, show forth. The saint, transformed, renewed, will show forth in his life "the will of God".

Discussion for Romans 12

  • Seshidhar.K
    Jesus spoke to me through this verse . thank you sir this site is excellent.
  • Lilian
    God wants us to be still and know that He is God no matter what we are facing. Rejoicing in Hope, Patient in Tribulation and in Contstant in Prayer. Teach me Lord to be more Humble. Filled me with your Holy Spirit and help ne to be Born Again in Spirit. Thank you and praise you Lord not because you have blessed ne enough but because of who you are. Amen
  • Romans 3:4
    This chapter gave me chills. This is how all of us need to act in these perilous times. God bless brothers and sister. Peace be with you all!
  • Blanched Apple
    God still speaks, calling us to sacrifice.
  • Eric PAtterson
    This is a very important chapter because it's talking to believers, the instructions here is how to live daily and how to conduct ourselves. Whenever we face trials and tribulations he's giving us the way we should be with non believers and by doing what the chapter says we can make people come to Christ that is what we are called to do.
  • Christian44
    I think Romans 12 is talking about how GOD wants us to wait for his conformation if we want to do anything.