Romans 12:21

“Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Be not ouercome of euill, but ouercome euill with good.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not let evil overcome you, but overcome evil by good.
- Basic English Bible

Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
- Darby Bible

Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
- Webster's Bible

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome the evil with goodness.
- Weymouth Bible

Don't be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
- World English Bible

Nyle thou be ouercomun of yuel, but ouercome thou yuel bi good.
- Wycliffe Bible

Be not overcome by the evil, but overcome, in the good, the evil.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 12:21


12:21 And if you see no present fruit, yet persevere. Be not overcome with evil - As all are who avenge themselves. But overcome evil with good. Conquer your enemies by kindness and patience.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 12:21


Ro 12:21 Be not overcome by evil. Don't let the fact that you are treated wickedly induce you to do wrong, but overcome evil with good , by returning good for evil. This sums up the whole matter respecting the treatment of adversaries. Happy would it be if the Christian world could come up to these requirements! The logic of kind deeds is more powerful than the logic of argument.

Discussion for Romans 12

  • 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.
  • Claudette
    Romans ch 12 of speak about being a sacrifice to
    God.
  • Andrea
    The Bible also states "Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord God will see them through." He is the rock upon which I stand the joy and peace within me and when I am down He lifts me up!!! Who could not HOPE in The Lord?
  • Edith K.G
    I have read this Chapter before, but each time I get a new message about life and christian living. Needed these words especially today. Thank you Jesus.
  • MockingBird for verse 1
    Not only is Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior He is my brother The mercy of God is from everlasting to everlasting : That is a long time : God called me out of darkness into His marvelous light : He has made me alive to God : Therefore I am to present my body a living sacrifice : a sacrifice is something that costs you something : Costs me to lay down my life for His : Praise God I can say : He is still working in me : This is a : my way of life to always be wanting to please my Lord God !!!

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