Romans 12:18

“If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Romans 12:18

If it be possible, as much as lyeth in you, liue peaceably with all men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If it be possible, as much as in you lieth, be at peace with all men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

As far as it is possible for you be at peace with all men.
- Basic English Bible

if possible, as far as depends on you, living in peace with all men;
- Darby Bible

If it is possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
- Webster's Bible

If you can, so far as it depends on you, live at peace with all the world.
- Weymouth Bible

If it is possible, as much as it is up to you, be at peace with all men.
- World English Bible

If it may be don, that that is of you, haue ye pees with alle men.
- Wycliffe Bible

If possible -- so far as in you -- with all men being in peace;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Romans 12:18

Wesley's Notes for Romans 12:18

12:16 Mind not high things - Desire not riches, honour, or the company of the great.

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

12:19 Dearly beloved - So he softens the rugged spirit. Revenge not yourselves, but leave that to God. Perhaps it might more properly be rendered, leave room for wrath; that is, the wrath of God, to whom vengeance properly belongs. #Deut 32:35|

12:20 Feed him - With your own hand: if it be needful, even put bread into his mouth. Heap coals of fire upon his head - That part which is most sensible. So artists melt the sullen ore of lead, By heaping coals of fire upon its head; In the kind warmth the metal learns to glow, And pure from dross the silver runs below. #Prov 25:21|, &c.

People's Bible Notes for Romans 12:18

Ro 12:18 If it be porssible, . . . live peaceably with all men. If you can do so. Sometimes it is impossible. Sometimes sinners are exceedingly mad against the saints. But we are to be "peacemakers" (Mt 5:9).

Discussion for Romans 12:18

  • WhiteheadHobart on Romans 12:18
    Failure is due to the neglect of fineness, and success begins with the importance of small things
  • Shawee on Romans 12:18
    Romans 12:18 to me symbolizes unity. It doesn't matter the situation, we should try our best to reconcile and make peace. As children of God we are called to be peacemakers.
  • Chukwu, Constance Adaeze on Romans 12:18
    Here, we see the love of Christ in action as Paul admonishes Christians in his letter to the Romans. This scriptures Romans 12 18, Hebrews12 14 has really helped to shape my relationship with all I come in contact with as I know that through the help of the HolySpirit, I can be able to be at peae with everyone even when it seems impossible. You too can... Just make a conscious effort and ask the HolySpirit for help.
  • Shay on Romans 12:18
    Rather than just be peacable with the family, we should be peacable with all men. That includes neighbors, fellow employees, everyone.


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