Romans 12:17

“Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Recompence to no man euill for euill. Prouide things honest in the sight of all men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Render to no man evil for evil. Take thought for things honorable in the sight of all men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not give evil for evil to any man. Let all your business be well ordered in the eyes of all men.
- Basic English Bible

recompensing to no one evil for evil: providing things honest before all men:
- Darby Bible

Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
- Webster's Bible

Pay back to no man evil for evil. Take thought for what is right and seemly in every one's esteem.
- Weymouth Bible

Repay no one evil for evil. Respect what is honorable in the sight of all men.
- World English Bible

to no man yeldynge yuel for yuel, but purueye ye good thingis, not oneli bifor God, but also bifor alle men.
- Wycliffe Bible

giving back to no one evil for evil; providing right things before all men.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 12:17


12:17 Provide - Think beforehand; contrive to give as little offence as may be to any.


Discussion for Romans 12:17

  • Foster Simbeye for verse 17
    It is not for man to revenge, but for God Himself. As christians, Jesus Christ must be our standard, He didn't do evil to those who crusify Him, but he asked His heavenly Father to forgive them. So, let us also pray for those who offended us and forgive them, in so doing Our heavenly father will also forgive us.

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