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Romans 12

On Enemies
12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (12:3-21) Some good advice

(12:3) "To every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly."

12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
12:4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
12:7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; (12:8) "He that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness."

(12:9) "Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good."

(12:10) "Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love."

(12:11) "Not slothful in business."

(12:12) "Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation."

(12:13) "Given to hospitality."

(12:14) "Bless, and curse not."
Is it OK to curse people?

(12:15) "Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep."

(12:16) "Condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits."

(12:17) "Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men."

(12:18) "If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men."

(12:19) "Avenge not yourselves."

(12:20) "If thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink."
How should we treat our eneimies?

(12:21) "Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good."

12:8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
12:13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
12:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.


Offer your body as a sacrifice to God.
Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God. 12:1

Don't conform to the world.
Be not conformed to this world. 12:2a

Be transformed by renewing your mind.
Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. 12:2b

Don't think too much of yourself.
I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly. 12:3
Be not wise in your own conceit. 12:16

Cleave to that which is good.
Cleave to that which is good. 12:9

Be fervent in spirit.
Be ... fervent in spirit. 12:10-11

Be patient in tribulation.
Be ... patient in tribulation. 12:10-12

Be hospitable
Be ... given to hospitality. 12:10-13

Don't be slothful.
Not slothful in business. 12:11

Serve God.
Serving the Lord. 12:11b

Pray.
Continuing instant in prayer. 12:12

Rejoice.
Rejoicing in hope. 12:12

Give money to saints.
Distributing to the necessity of saints. 12:13

Bless those who curse you.
Bless them which persecute you. 12:14

Rejoice with those who are rejoicing.
Rejoice with them that do rejoice. 12:15a

Weep with those who are weeping.
Weep with them that weep. 12:15b

Agree with everyone about everything.
Be of the same mind one toward another. 12:16a

Hang out with the little people.
Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. 12:16b

Don't return evil for evil.
Recompense to no man evil for evil. 12:17a

Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 12:17b

Try to live peaceably with everyone.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. 12:18

Don't seek revenge.
Avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 12:19

Give your enemy food and water.
If thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink. 12:20

Overcome evil with good.
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. 12:21

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