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

  • 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
  • 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.

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