Romans 12:17

“Recompence to no man euill for euill. Prouide things honest in the sight of all men.”

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Other Translations

Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
- King James Version

Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Render to no man evil for evil. Take thought for things honorable in the sight of all men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not give evil for evil to any man. Let all your business be well ordered in the eyes of all men.
- Basic English Bible

recompensing to no one evil for evil: providing things honest before all men:
- Darby Bible

Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
- Webster's Bible

Pay back to no man evil for evil. Take thought for what is right and seemly in every one's esteem.
- Weymouth Bible

Repay no one evil for evil. Respect what is honorable in the sight of all men.
- World English Bible

to no man yeldynge yuel for yuel, but purueye ye good thingis, not oneli bifor God, but also bifor alle men.
- Wycliffe Bible

giving back to no one evil for evil; providing right things before all men.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 12:17

12:17 Provide - Think beforehand; contrive to give as little offence as may be to any.

Discussion for Romans 12

  • I, even I, am that Michael Isaac Dale:
    Hearken now, ye men, unto my Holy Father. No lie is of the truth: and no truth is of a liar. Know ye not that the wicked, full of envy as they await condemnation, shew false strength and courage as they desire to lead ye to their own eternal damnation? For they who hate Christ hate his chosen. So hate pride and learn of Christ. Confess your sins then believe the truth. Turn yourselves and live ye.
  • Pixel Boss YT
    This is a great chapter!
    The scripture teaches me to trust in God's promises, esp. when i see or hear others testify of the work of God in their lives to be faithful wait for my turn, though there may be lots of trials, temptations challenges, but with the patience in job fervent prayers in righteousness sincerity, the answer is certain.
  • Lilian
    Amen praise the Lord
  • Lauren
    This chapter means so much to me; it shows how to live a true Christian life, and how to stand in the service of God, and I love every aspect of it.
  • J.J. Simms
    It is our job as Christians to be dutiful, like-minded and business focused on the Life of Christ. we know and accept that this world is wicked but we are not to be a part of the wickedness. in every darkness even the smallest light shines bright, it is our job to be as bright as we can.

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