Romans 12:21

“Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Be not ouercome of euill, but ouercome euill with good.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not let evil overcome you, but overcome evil by good.
- Basic English Bible

Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
- Darby Bible

Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
- Webster's Bible

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome the evil with goodness.
- Weymouth Bible

Don't be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
- World English Bible

Nyle thou be ouercomun of yuel, but ouercome thou yuel bi good.
- Wycliffe Bible

Be not overcome by the evil, but overcome, in the good, the evil.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 12:21


12:21 And if you see no present fruit, yet persevere. Be not overcome with evil - As all are who avenge themselves. But overcome evil with good. Conquer your enemies by kindness and patience.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 12:21


Ro 12:21 Be not overcome by evil. Don't let the fact that you are treated wickedly induce you to do wrong, but overcome evil with good , by returning good for evil. This sums up the whole matter respecting the treatment of adversaries. Happy would it be if the Christian world could come up to these requirements! The logic of kind deeds is more powerful than the logic of argument.

Discussion for Romans 12:21

  • Matthew for verse 21
    So many people act developmentally out of what enacts upon and in them. Act or cause what you want in and around you and you will have to live in that action, and that creation etc..
  • I have discovered this is true, if we replace evil with good, we will have peace!!!!! Only Jesus can change the evil people who hurt me!!!! Thank you Jesus
  • Karlito for verse 21
    it is a verse that 's so hard to comply, but we can, through prayers and asking strenght and more patience from our dear God,we can overcome the bad things done or harsh words spoken unto you.
  • Olabode for verse 21
    Personally, i can say that, we should not say because people have done something bad to us and replace it with evil, it must be replaced by good.
  • Charlotte for verse 21
    10 13 12 my 1st born CHAKELIA went to be with her GOD 2 mts later I had a stroke Family members that should have been there wasn t GOD raised me up with a new look at life I let them take my goodness joy GOD GAVE IT BACK TO ME Thank you JESUS
  • MicHael for verse 21
    If you are going to Overcome an addiction, which of course started as a habit, you will have to Replace it with another Habit, a good Habit... :-)
    #Joyce_Meyer.

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