Romans 12:18

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

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

  • Mbugua
    A sacrifice is that which is utterly devoted to God. The christian walk is therefore, a living devotion to God. This may be accomplished through transformation. The believer experiences this state of transformation by the operation of the Holy Spirit's renewing of mind, making possible for the believer to prove what is good, acceptable and the perfect will of God
  • Maureen
    I think that this is our opportunity to wholly give ourselves to God and still remain alive. Usually when a sacrifice is made, an animal is killed and the body is presented. It is reasonable for us to give ourselves a sacrifice and continue being alive.
  • Albert bullock
    the lord is well pleased with what you have done and wants you to teach other how love the lord with all there heart and mind may god continue to bless you
  • 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.
  • Lilian
    Being Born Again in Spirit and by accepting Jesus and his words into my life Jesus made me whole again. Thank you for your blood Lord. Help me to be Born Again every moment of my life for you are Holy help me to be Holy like you. Praise you Jesus and i will worship you alone for you are worthy to be praise. Let me kneel down and serve you. Amen
  • Steve morrow
    john a Jerome does CHRIST teach all sacrifice or just blood sacrifice---romans 12:1 I beseech you brethren by the mercies of GOD that you present your bodies a living sacrifice--holy--acceptable unto GOD--which is your reasonable service Hebrews 13:15 BY HIM THEREFORE LET US OFFER THE SACRIFICE OF PRAISE TO GOD CONTINUALLY THAT IS THE FRUIT OF OUR LIPS GIVING THANKS TO HIS NAME --- ALSO 13:16

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