THE EPISTLE OF PAVL THE Apostle to the Romanes. Chapter 12
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1 Gods mercies must mooue vs to please God. 3 No man must thinke too well of himselfe, 6 But attend euerie one, on that calling, wherein he is placed. 9 Loue, and many other dueties are required of vs. 19 Reuenge is specially forbidden.
1I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that yee present your bodies a liuing sacrifice, holy, acceptable vnto God, which is your reasonable seruice.
2And bee not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renuing of your minde, that ye may proue what is that good, that acceptable and perfect will of God.
3For I say, through the grace giuen vnto mee, to euery man that is among you, not to thinke of himselfe more highly then hee ought to thinke, but to thinke soberly, according as God hath dealt to euery man the measure of faith.3
4For as we haue many members in one body, and all members haue not the same office:
5So we being many are one bodie in Christ, and euery one members one of another.
6Hauing then gifts, differing according to the grace that is giuen to vs, whether prophecie, let vs prophecie according to the proportion of faith.
7Or ministery, let vs wait, on our ministring: or hee that teacheth, on teaching:
8Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giueth, let him doe it with simplicitie: hee that ruleth, with diligence: hee that sheweth mercy, with cheerefulnesse.8
9Let loue bee without dissimulation: abhorre that which is euill, cleaue to that which is good.
10Bee kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly loue, in honour preferring one another.10
Exhortations to seuerall dueties.
11Not slouthfull in busines: feruent in spirit, seruing the Lord.
12Reioycing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing instant in prayer.
13Distributing to the necessitie of Saints; giuen to hospitalitie.
14Blesse them which persecute you, blesse, and curse not.
15Reioyce with them that doe reioice, and weepe with them that weepe.
16Be of the same mind one towards another. Minde not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Bee not wise in your owne conceits.16
17Recompence to no man euill for euill. Prouide things honest in the sight of all men.
18If it be possible, as much as lyeth in you, liue peaceably with all men.
19Dearely beloued, auenge not your selues, but rather giue place vnto wrath: for it is written, Uengeance is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord.19
20Therefore if thine enemie hunger, feed him: if he thirst, giue him drink. For in so doing thou shalt heape coales of fire on his head.20
21Be not ouercome of euill, but ouercome euill with good.
Original 1611 KJV Sidenote References for Romans Chapter 12
3 Gr. to sobrietie.
8 Or, imparteth. , Or, liberally.
10 Or, in the loue of the brethren.
16 Or, be contented with meane things.
19 Deut. 32. 35.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania