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

  • BSP
    Verses 3 to 5 brings out that any gifts we may have are due to the grace or undeserved kindness of Jehovah God.
  • 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
  • Wayne
    As long as you baptize in the name of the Father, in the name of the Son, in the name of the Holy Ghost, as Jesus, Himself, instructed us, by His very own words. Matthew 28-19.GBU
  • Irene123
    The Lord Jesus has His Pastors in this age of Grace. And they preach the SAME message Peter preached in Acts 2:38 - and then you follow the way to Him in the epistles the bks. after Acts .
  • 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.
  • 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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