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

  • Maryjudith
    Thank you for expanding on that particularly last paragraph speaks clearly to me bless you
  • Ahuwa Chiamaka
    We should always learn to show love
  • Philip C. Parks
    The expression, "thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head," is a metaphor with at least two interpretations: 1st, the Christian's compassion rather than retribution will potentially cause within the "enemy" guilt, shame, and embarrassment. 2nd, The "enemy" will potentially feel mental pain for receiving compassion and mercy in response to insult, defamation, and slander--PCP.
  • Seshidhar.K
    Jesus spoke to me through this verse . thank you sir this site is excellent.
  • 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.

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