“Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.”
King James Version (KJV)
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.
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.