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

  • A disciple
    Peter; this is such an important thing! How "natural" it is to respond with self defense when someone says or does us wrong or unfairly (real or imagined)! But we have been given light that we are not made to act like animals, but like God: and "natural" is something that we are to keep under subjection in obedience to the Spirit of God He has put within us. May the Lord's grace prevail for us!
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    This whole chapter provides guidelines for Christian living. Key guidelines are- Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. live peaceably with all men. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
  • Ray321
    Romans 12:4-5 4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: 5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we should all be like minded as Apostle Paul said, if one of us hurt, we all hurt. Jesus is the head of the Church Body, let's Love one another in Christ not in foolish words.
  • 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