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

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

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

  • BSP
    Verse 11: We are urged to be hard-working. We want to give God our very best and this requires hard work.
  • Edna
    GOOD CHAPTER TO REMIND US WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST. WE HAVE A TRAMSFORM MIND BNY RENEWING IT. WE ARE ONE BODY WITH MANY GIFTS. WE ARE TO LOVE OUR BROTHER AND SISTERS IN CHRIST JESUS.WE ARE TO LIVE PEACEFULLY WITH ALL MEN IF POSSIBLE GOD IS THE ONE WHO DOES THE CORRECTING. BLESS THOSE WHP PERSECUTE YOU. GOD DOES HAVE A BETTER PLAN GRACE AND MERCY
  • A disciple
    Peter; this is such an important thing! How "natural" it is to respond with self defense when someone says or does us wrong or unfairly (real or imagined)! But we have been given light that we are not made to act like animals, but like God: and "natural" is something that we are to keep under subjection in obedience to the Spirit of God He has put within us. May the Lord's grace prevail for us!
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    This whole chapter provides guidelines for Christian living. Key guidelines are- Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. live peaceably with all men. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
  • 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.
  • 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