Romans 12:2

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Romans 12:2

And bee not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renuing of your minde, that ye may proue what is that good, that acceptable and perfect will of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, and ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And let not your behaviour be like that of this world, but be changed and made new in mind, so that by experience you may have knowledge of the good and pleasing and complete purpose of God.
- Basic English Bible

And be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of [your] mind, that ye may prove what [is] the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
- Darby Bible

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable, and perfect will of God.
- Webster's Bible

And do not follow the customs of the present age, but be transformed by the entire renewal of your minds, so that you may learn by experience what God's will is--that will which is good and beautiful and perfect.
- Weymouth Bible

Don't be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God.
- World English Bible

And nyle ye be confourmyd to this world, but be ye reformed in newnesse of youre wit, that ye preue which is the wille of God, good, and wel plesynge, and parfit.
- Wycliffe Bible

and be not conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, for your proving what [is] the will of God -- the good, and acceptable, and perfect.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Romans 12:2

Wesley's Notes for Romans 12:2


12:2 And be not conformed - Neither in judgment, spirit, nor behaviour. To this world - Which, neglecting the will of God, entirely follows its own. That ye may prove - Know by sure trial; which is easily done by him who has thus presented himself to God. What is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God - The will of God is here to be understood of all the preceptive part of Christianity, which is in itself so excellently good, so acceptable to God, and so perfective of our natures.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 12:2


Ro 12:2 And be not conformed to this world. The spirit of the world is opposed to that of Christ. Satan is "the Prince of this world (Joh 12:31 14:30 16:11). Christ died "to deliver us from this present wicked world" (Ga 1:4). Hence the service of Christ renders necessary a refusal to fashion ourselves after its ways. But be ye transformed. Instead of following the ways of the world, the Christian must be "transformed", changed into a new form of life by the renewing of your mind, by having a new spirit, and "walking after the Spirit" (Ro 8:1,4 Ga 5:16,25). That ye may prove. Demonstrate, show forth. The saint, transformed, renewed, will show forth in his life "the will of God".

Discussion for Romans 12:2

  • Adam on Romans 12:2
    Some false teachers are telling Christians that it's ok to sin, because they're already written in the book of life and forgiven anyway. That's a deception by the enemy. Here it clearly says DON'T be confirmed to the world. We are not to be of the world, but a contrast to it, a light.
  • Lebo on Romans 12:2
    Changing the way we think and be Jesus alike,guided by the spirit and not depending to our own understanding.
  • Paul coxxon on Romans 12:2
    This is were we Christian should understand our gift from God, walking in holiness not allowing the things we see influence us. Think maturely, understanding who we are as light of the world
  • Egbo adanna Christy on Romans 12:2
    When we accept JESUS CHRIST as our personal Lord and Saviour, He gives us the grace to destroy the old Adamic nature inherent in us and receive the NEWNESS OF MIND IN HIM.We become more like him.John 1 12
  • Sibongakonke Mwandla on Romans 12:2
    This is the first information that a Christian should know and he must learn to transform his mind before he becomes a grownup Christian.
  • Francis on Romans 12:2
    This scripture is saying we should not do what we see people do but we should no what the word of God say so we can do what is right and perfect will of God Because human mind is renew by the word he listing to christ embassy church
  • MockingBird on Romans 12:2
    Who and what I hang around with is what I will do and speak and be like. I once was in the world but Jesus called me out !!!! Now as Moses was taught of the ways of Egypt and God had to teach him of His ways and acts. God could not do unless Moses had a desire to know the Lord. I have a desire to know my Lord God so I will get myself in the Word of God and be taught of him and then I will be like Him and do like Him and be believing like him .Praise God I don't have to be who and what I was before. Glory to God !!!!
  • Lorie hudson on Romans 12:2
    very simply put; it is His Word that has the power to renew and transform our minds; as we behold the Word think it, meditate/mutter it, pray over it, speak it-the Jesus/Word are one and the same-He gets all the Glory not our fasting, praying, and so on. As we behold Jesus/Word with our changed from image to image from faith-faith. Man I love the fact that He gets all the Glory! what a load off of me-my business is to do the beholding. That is why it is said Oh Magnify the Lord! whatever you behold/magnify is what controls you.
  • Obadofin obadiah on Romans 12:2
    do not subject your body, soul and spirit to the world, because the world is never our home, you can renew your mine through the world of God, prayer and fasting.
  • Miriam boye on Romans 12:2
    A renewed mind i may say will bring deliverance to backsliders also. when we let go our distressing and disturbing experiences, devil will have no footstool in our life to cause triggers which will force us to backslide. When there is no change of mind, there is also no change of life.


 

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