Romans 12:9

Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let loue bee without dissimulation: abhorre that which is euill, cleaue to that which is good.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{Let} love {be} without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let love be without deceit. Be haters of what is evil; keep your minds fixed on what is good.
- Basic English Bible

Let love be unfeigned; abhorring evil; cleaving to good:
- Darby Bible

Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
- Webster's Bible

Let your love be perfectly sincere. Regard with horror what is evil; cling to what is right.
- Weymouth Bible

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil. Cling to that which is good.
- World English Bible

Loue with outen feynyng, hatynge yuel, drawynge to good;
- Wycliffe Bible

The love unfeigned: abhorring the evil; cleaving to the good;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 12:9


12:9 Having spoken of faith and its fruit, #Rom 12:3|, &c., he comes now to love. The ninth, tenth, and eleventh verses refer to chapter the seventh; the twelfth verse to chapter the eighth; the thirteenth verse, of communicating to the saints, whether Jews or gentiles, to chapter the ninth, &c. Part of the sixteenth verse is repeated from #Rom 11:25|. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good - Both inwardly and outwardly, whatever ill - will or danger may follow.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 12:9


Ro 12:9 [Let] love be without dissimulation. Not a deceitful profession of love, but genuine; not like that of Judas to Christ (Mt 26:48), or Joab to Amasa (2Sa 20:9,10): a kiss and a stab. Abhor that which is evil. Evil must be repulsive to the saint; good, on the other hand, attractive.

Discussion for Romans 12

  • Edward Berenguer
    Romans 12 is a chapter on the practical application of our salvation ,to show ourselves as well as the rest of the world as well as the Church how to behave as christians
  • BSP
    Verse 3: This is a good scripture to keep in mind with regards to having a balanced view of ourselves. We live in a self-obsessed time and we must guard against thinking more of ourselves than necessary.
  • Halieus2011
    I am encouraged with the writings of Paul because he was a rough character as I am and now I can be happy that there is hope for me too! Being a disciple isn’t easy and because I believe the Lord has picked me out for his gift of Salvation and eternal life I press on. I think we humans are harder on ourselves than we should be, yes sinful nature but God is faithful!
  • Lilian
    REJOICING IN HOPE PATIENTS IN TRIBULATIONS AND CONTINUING INSTANT IN PRAYER. PRAISE YOU LORD JESUS I WILL HIDE MYSELF IN THEE FOR YOU ARE MY ROCK AND MY SALVATION AMEN HALLELUJAH
  • Samuel
    1 We should rejoice always in Christ our hope ,regardless of our situation. 2 We who are the redeemed go through the tribulation. 3 We the chosen of God are not to faint but be in prayer always.
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 1:20 and having made peace through the blood of HIS cross by HIM to reconcile all things to HIMSELF --by HIM-- I say whether they be things in earth or things in heaven --1:21-- and you that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works yet now hath HE reconciled --1:22-- in the body of HIS flesh through death to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in HIS sight --1:23-- if you continue --- in the faith grounded and settled and be not moved away from --- THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL --- which you have heard and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven whereof I paul am made a minister COLOSSIANS 1:5 for --- the hope --- which is laid up for you in heaven whereof you heard before in --- the word of the truth of the gospel --- MARK 1:15 and saying the time is fulfilled and the kingdom of GOD is at hand --- REPENT YOU --- and believe the gospel

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