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).

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