Romans 12:1

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Romans 12:1

I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that yee present your bodies a liuing sacrifice, holy, acceptable vnto God, which is your reasonable seruice.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, {which is} your spiritual service of worship.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, `which is' your spiritual service.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason I make request to you, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you will give your bodies as a living offering, holy, pleasing to God, which is the worship it is right for you to give him.
- Basic English Bible

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the compassions of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, [which is] your intelligent service.
- Darby Bible

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
- Webster's Bible

I plead with you therefore, brethren, by the compassionsof God, to present all your faculties to Him as a living and holy sacrifice acceptable to Him. This with you will be an act of reasonable worship.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service.
- World English Bible

Therfore, britheren, Y biseche you bi the mercy of God, that ye yyue youre bodies a lyuynge sacrifice, hooli, plesynge to God, and youre seruyse resonable.
- Wycliffe Bible

I call upon you, therefore, brethren, through the compassions of God, to present your bodies a sacrifice -- living, sanctified, acceptable to God -- your intelligent service;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Romans 12:1

Wesley's Notes for Romans 12:1

12:1 I exhort you - St. Paul uses to suit his exhortations to the doctrines he has been delivering. So here the general use from the whole is contained in the first and second verses. The particular uses follow, from the third verse to the end of the Epistle. By the tender mercies of God - The whole sentiment is derived from Rom. i. - v. The expression itself is particularly opposed to the wrath of God, #Rom 1:18|. It has a reference here to the entire gospel, to the whole economy of grace or mercy, delivering us from the wrath of God, and exciting us to all duty. To present - So #Rom 6:13|; 16:19; now actually to exhibit before God. Your bodies - That is, yourselves; a part is put for the whole; the rather, as in the ancient sacrifices of beasts, the body was the whole. These also are particularly named in opposition to that vile abuse of their bodies mentioned, #Rom 1:24|. Several expressions follow, which have likewise a direct reference to other expressions in the same chapter. A sacrifice - Dead to sin and living - By that life which is mentioned, #Rom 1:17|; 6:4, &c. Holy - Such as the holy law requires, #Rom 7:12|. Acceptable - #Rom 8:8|. Which is your reasonable service - The worship of the heathens was utterly unreasonable, #Rom 1:18|, &c; so was the glorying of the Jews, #Rom 2:3|, &c. But a Christian acts in all things by the highest reason, from the mercy of God inferring his own duty.

People's Bible Notes for Romans 12:1

Ro 12:1 Christian Life SUMMARY OF ROMANS 12: The Divine Mercy Should Move Us. Being Transformed. Humility. Faithfulness in Our Own Personal Duties. Loving with Pure Hearts. Blessing for Cursing; Good for Evil. Leaving Vengeance to the Lord. Treatment of Enemies. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God. The depth of the riches of the divine mercy has been shown in the argument of the preceding chapters, mercy for Jew and Gentile believers, and mercy in prospect for all Israel. The argument is now ended; God's plans have been explained, and the apostle appeals to those who have found mercy, in the name of that mercy, "to continue in the goodness of God" (Ro 11:22). Present your bodies a living sacrifice. The Jewish dispensation with its sacrifices was ended; it closed when Christ, "our passover" (1Co 5:7), was offered for us. But a new order of sacrifice has come in. We should give ourselves. As the victim on the altar was surrendered wholly to God, so our bodies with all their members should be consecrated to his service; not as slain, but as "living sacrifices". We do this when they become the temple of the Holy Spirit, and are used to serve God. Your reasonable service. The consecration of the body to God is not an outward act, like the sacrifice on the altar, but an act of the mind, or reason; hence "a reasonable service".

Discussion for Romans 12

  • Cathy E Lemonds on Romans 12:1
    thank you for the scripture reading
  • Partridge Mutiso on Romans 12:1
    It 's your Spirit that gets born again, it 's not your body that gets born again, your soul doesn 't get born again, Since your body does not get born again, present it as a Living Sacrifice, to the Lord!
  • Veronica Shumpert on Romans 12:1
  • Audie on Romans 12:1
    The Divine allowed us to be on this physical plane to exist and to fulfill a very specific duty. It is our "reasonable service " to allow God to come alive within ourselves and to do what we came here to do. "Sacrifice " living outside of yourself and "renew your mind " by recognizing the God in you.
  • Dharam on Romans 12:1
    Since God wants us to come out from worldly standards and be separate and holy unto him I would view this as a commandment for all believers. Failure to do this will result in us losing out in realising our full potential by knowing the perfect will of GOD Romans 12 2 for our lives.
  • MockingBird on Romans 12:1
    It is of the Lord 's mercies that we are not consumed. So by the mercy of the Lord I am to present my body to Him as my reasonable service a living sacrifice not a dead one Holy separated unto Him That which is acceptable unto Him Faith pleases God . A life separated from sin. Dead to sin.
  • Bro. Stephen Z. Glaydor on Romans 12:1
    To be prepare for God when he comes and or to use is important. The Lord 's blessing will be for you us at any point in time presenting our body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God. Paul is saying 'as God grant us Mercies day by day, let 's use these as means living holy lives acceptable to Jesus for blessings at any time which will prepare us for the kingdom of God. Without holiness, it is impossible to see God. Amen.
  • Olabode on Romans 12:1
    There are some services we render unto God that are acceptable and there are some that are not acceptable. Example of acceptable services is by presenting our bodies as a living sacrifice that is by not useless our bodies with the excitement of this world and at the same time, holiness is required for our services to be acceptable by God. For example, we must be righteous, upright, faithful, and have pure heart etc.
  • Bell on Romans 12:1
    I love romans its paul talkijng to me on confession forgiveness and salvation in chirst and that God in my blindness sent jesus to set me free when i was on my own train ride to death jesus set me free a so im no more a fugitive from justice
  • Megbontowon Oluwagbemiga on Romans 12:1
    This is a passiomate appeal to all christians to give ourselves our body spirit soul our time resources possesions to God in total obedience love humility adoration righteousness


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