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 12:14

  • This really saved me from doing something stupid, plotting and taking revenge, I was so bitter and twisted and prayed to God for the answer to my problem then I stumbled across this, we can 't allow other people 's actions to make us into some one we are not, he shows us exactly what to do in this situation..... Praise The Lord
  • MockingBird for verse 14
    David was a man after God 's own heart and all the while that Saul was cursing David and threatening to kill him : David continued to Bless Saul because he Saul was God 's anointed : Even so should I : even if that person is not of God : I am to Bless and curse not !!! I do not believe in getting even because I would be allowing myself to be in the same state of mind as they. To curse and swear. God called me to go up and be in His standard of living !!!!
  • Blessed for verse 14
    You know why I am praying that I can reach the level that JESUS my lord and savior is Let this mind be in you that is in CHRIST JESUS I pray that the power of GOD gives me strength in all situations I LOVE YOU LORD PRAISE GOD
  • Okori sam for verse 14
    Yes,we should bless them,coz our GOD will take revenge on our behalf.