12 1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to
present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which
is your spiritual service.
2And be not fashioned according to this
world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, and ye may prove
what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
3For I say,
through the grace that was given me, to every man that is among you, not to
think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think as to think
soberly, according as God hath dealt to each man a measure of faith.
even as we have many members in one body, and all the members have not the
5so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and severally
members one of another.
6And having gifts differing according to the
grace that was given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy
according to the proportion of our faith;
7or ministry, let us give
ourselves to our ministry; or he that teacheth, to his teaching;
he that exhorteth, to his exhorting: he that giveth, let him do it
with liberality; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that showeth mercy, with
9Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil;
cleave to that which is good.
10In love of the brethren be tenderly
affectioned one to another; in honor preferring one another;
diligence not slothful; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing stedfastly in prayer;
13communicating to the necessities of the saints; given to hospitality.
14Bless them that persecute you; bless, and curse not.
them that rejoice; weep with them that weep.
16Be of the same mind one
toward another. Set not your mind on high things, but condescend to things
that are lowly. Be not wise in your own conceits.
17Render to no man evil
for evil. Take thought for things honorable in the sight of all men.
it be possible, as much as in you lieth, be at peace with all men.
19Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but give place unto the wrath of
God: for it is written, Vengeance belongeth unto me; I will recompense,
saith the Lord.
20But if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give
him to drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head.
21Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.