Romans 12:9

“Let loue bee without dissimulation: abhorre that which is euill, cleaue to that which is good.”

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Other Translations

[Let] love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
- King James Version

{Let} love {be} without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let love be without deceit. Be haters of what is evil; keep your minds fixed on what is good.
- Basic English Bible

Let love be unfeigned; abhorring evil; cleaving to good:
- Darby Bible

Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
- Webster's Bible

Let your love be perfectly sincere. Regard with horror what is evil; cling to what is right.
- Weymouth Bible

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil. Cling to that which is good.
- World English Bible

Loue with outen feynyng, hatynge yuel, drawynge to good;
- Wycliffe Bible

The love unfeigned: abhorring the evil; cleaving to the good;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 12:9


12:9 Having spoken of faith and its fruit, #Rom 12:3|, &c., he comes now to love. The ninth, tenth, and eleventh verses refer to chapter the seventh; the twelfth verse to chapter the eighth; the thirteenth verse, of communicating to the saints, whether Jews or gentiles, to chapter the ninth, &c. Part of the sixteenth verse is repeated from #Rom 11:25|. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good - Both inwardly and outwardly, whatever ill - will or danger may follow.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 12:9


Ro 12:9 [Let] love be without dissimulation. Not a deceitful profession of love, but genuine; not like that of Judas to Christ (Mt 26:48), or Joab to Amasa (2Sa 20:9,10): a kiss and a stab. Abhor that which is evil. Evil must be repulsive to the saint; good, on the other hand, attractive.

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!
  • 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.

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