Romans 12:14

“Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Blesse them which persecute you, blesse, and curse not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Bless them that persecute you; bless, and curse not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give blessing and not curses to those who are cruel to you.
- Basic English Bible

Bless them that persecute you; bless, and curse not.
- Darby Bible

Bless them who persecute you; bless, and curse not.
- Webster's Bible

Invoke blessings on your persecutors--blessings, not curses.
- Weymouth Bible

Bless those who persecute you; bless, and don't curse.
- World English Bible

Blesse ye men that pursuen you; blesse ye, and nyle ye curse;
- Wycliffe Bible

Bless those persecuting you; bless, and curse not;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 12:14


12:14 Curse not - No, not in your heart.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 12:14


Ro 12:14 Bless them which persecute you. See Mt 5:44. Thus did Christ on the cross (Lu 23:34), and the martyred Stephen (Ac 7:60). He who can obey this precept is a transformed man.

Discussion for Romans 12

  • BSP
    Verses 3 to 5 brings out that any gifts we may have are due to the grace or undeserved kindness of Jehovah God.
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 12:17 RECOMPENSE TO NO MAN EVIL FOR EVIL PROVIDE THINGS --- HONEST --- IN THE SIGHT OF ALL MEN 2 TIMOTHY 3:13 BUT EVIL MEN AND SEDUCERS SHALL WAX WORSE AND WORSE DECEIVEING AND BEING DECEIVED
  • Wayne
    As long as you baptize in the name of the Father, in the name of the Son, in the name of the Holy Ghost, as Jesus, Himself, instructed us, by His very own words. Matthew 28-19.GBU
  • Irene123
    The Lord Jesus has His Pastors in this age of Grace. And they preach the SAME message Peter preached in Acts 2:38 - and then you follow the way to Him in the epistles the bks. after Acts .
  • Deaconess Karen Talbert
    I think that Paul is explaining to us how we as Christian are suppose to live. Verses 17 and 21 bring back memories to me as a young child, how it was " to get even" with those who mistreated me. I was raised in the church, but also as verse 2 states " and be not confirmed to this world" I was to an extent. But praise the Lord, by His love, Grace and mercy my mind has been transformed.
  • Steve morrow
    john a Jerome does CHRIST teach all sacrifice or just blood sacrifice---romans 12:1 I beseech you brethren by the mercies of GOD that you present your bodies a living sacrifice--holy--acceptable unto GOD--which is your reasonable service Hebrews 13:15 BY HIM THEREFORE LET US OFFER THE SACRIFICE OF PRAISE TO GOD CONTINUALLY THAT IS THE FRUIT OF OUR LIPS GIVING THANKS TO HIS NAME --- ALSO 13:16