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
    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

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