Romans 12:21

“Be not ouercome of euill, but ouercome euill with good.”

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Other Translations

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
- King James Version

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

  • Pixel Boss YT
    This is a great chapter!
  • CHIGOZIE
    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.
  • Joe
    Kadine - I'm sure many others here are better able to explain than I, but I will try. Said another way, pay no attention to social standings (high things). God is no respecter of persons as stated in various bible verses. Adopt a meek and humble position for yourself.

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