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
    Verse 3: This is a good scripture to keep in mind with regards to having a balanced view of ourselves. We live in a self-obsessed time and we must guard against thinking more of ourselves than necessary.
  • Halieus2011
    I am encouraged with the writings of Paul because he was a rough character as I am and now I can be happy that there is hope for me too! Being a disciple isn’t easy and because I believe the Lord has picked me out for his gift of Salvation and eternal life I press on. I think we humans are harder on ourselves than we should be, yes sinful nature but God is faithful!
  • Lilian
    REJOICING IN HOPE PATIENTS IN TRIBULATIONS AND CONTINUING INSTANT IN PRAYER. PRAISE YOU LORD JESUS I WILL HIDE MYSELF IN THEE FOR YOU ARE MY ROCK AND MY SALVATION AMEN HALLELUJAH
  • Samuel
    1 We should rejoice always in Christ our hope ,regardless of our situation. 2 We who are the redeemed go through the tribulation. 3 We the chosen of God are not to faint but be in prayer always.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 21:34 and take heed to yourselves lest at anytime your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness --- and cares of this life --- and so that day come upon you unawares --21:35-- for as a snare it shall come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth --21:36-- watch you therefore --- and pray always --- that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass and to stand before the son of man 2 THESSALONIANS 1:11 wherefore also we pray always for you that our GOD would --- count you worthy --- of this calling and fulfill all the good pleasure of HIS goodness and --- the work --- of faith with power
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 1:20 and having made peace through the blood of HIS cross by HIM to reconcile all things to HIMSELF --by HIM-- I say whether they be things in earth or things in heaven --1:21-- and you that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works yet now hath HE reconciled --1:22-- in the body of HIS flesh through death to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in HIS sight --1:23-- if you continue --- in the faith grounded and settled and be not moved away from --- THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL --- which you have heard and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven whereof I paul am made a minister COLOSSIANS 1:5 for --- the hope --- which is laid up for you in heaven whereof you heard before in --- the word of the truth of the gospel --- MARK 1:15 and saying the time is fulfilled and the kingdom of GOD is at hand --- REPENT YOU --- and believe the gospel