Romans 12:1. Therefore, as sin came into the world through one man, and death as the result of sin, so death spread to all men, [ no one being able to … 16 Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty [conceited, self-important, exclusive], but associate with humble people [those with a realistic self-view]. 9 Love is to be sincere and active [the real thing—without guile and hypocrisy]. 3 Then what is the advantage of the Jew? 2 Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned … 6 Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to use them accordingly: if [someone has the gift of] prophecy, [let him speak a new message from God to His people] in proportion to the faith possessed; 7 if service, in the act of serving; or he who teaches, in the act of teaching; 8 or he who encourages, in the act of encouragement; he who gives, with generosity; he who leads, [d]with diligence; he who shows mercy [in caring for others], with cheerfulness. By analogy, being kind to an enemy may lead him to shame and repentance. (E) Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is(F)—his good, pleasing(G) and perfect will. 1I 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. (AB) 16 Live in harmony with one another. 10 Be devoted to one another with [authentic] brotherly affection [as members of one family], give preference to one another in honor; 11 never lagging behind in diligence; aglow in the Spirit, enthusiastically serving the Lord; 12 constantly rejoicing in hope [because of our confidence in Christ], steadfast and patient in distress, devoted to prayer [continually seeking wisdom, guidance, and strength], 13 contributing to the needs of God’s people, pursuing [the practice of] hospitality. (D) 20 But if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for by doing this you will heap [e]burning coals on his head.”(E) 21 Do not be overcome and conquered by evil, but overcome evil with good. Hate what is evil [detest all ungodliness, do not tolerate wickedness]; hold on tightly to what is good. 3 For by the grace [of God] given to me I say to everyone of you not to think more highly of himself [and of his importance and ability] than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has apportioned to each a degree of faith [and a purpose designed for service]. Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel? Sinners are … (AF) 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 11 I say then, has God rejected and disowned His people? 4:16): As we have many members in one body, etc., v. 4, 5. God alone has the wisdom and power and the right to take vengeance. Romans 3 Amplified Bible (AMP) All the World Guilty. 4 For just as in one [physical] body we have many parts, and these parts do not all have the same function or special use, 5 so we, who are many, are [nevertheless just] one body in Christ, and individually [we are] parts one of another [mutually dependent on each other]. 1. A lesson to ministers. 20 On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him;    if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”[e](AJ). All rights reserved. Do not overestimate yourself. 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. 1 I APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship. So, again, in the next verse, the "hospitality" of which the Apostle speaks is something more than the ordinary entertainment of friends. 3 For what the Law could not do [that is, overcome sin and remove its penalty, its power] being weakened by the flesh … Romans 12:2 AMP. Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. Romans 12 A Living Sacrifice. If your gift is prophesying,(L) then prophesy in accordance with your[a] faith;(M) 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach;(N) 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement;(O) if it is giving, then give generously;(P) if it is to lead,[b] do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. 12 Therefore, I urge you,(A) brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,(B) holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 14 As for the [] one whose faith is weak, accept him [into your fellowship], but not for [the purpose of] quarreling over his opinions. By analogy, being kind to an enemy may lead him to shame and repentance. 2 And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be [c]transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you]. (B) 17 Never repay anyone evil for evil. 12 Be joyful in hope,(V) patient in affliction,(W) faithful in prayer. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave the way open for God’s wrath [and His judicial righteousness]; for it is written [in Scripture], “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. (AC) Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Hate what is evil [detest all ungodliness, do not tolerate wickedness]; hold on tightly to what is good. From the Greek word meaning “metamorphosis.” Refers to the process that leads to an outward, permanent change. Romans 12 Amplified Bible (AMP) Dedicated Service 12 [ a ] Therefore I urge you, [ b ] brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship. 6 Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to use them accordingly: if [someone has the gift of] prophecy, [let him speak a new message from God to His people] in proportion to the faith possessed; 7 if service, in the act of serving; or he who teaches, in the act of teaching; 8 or he who encourages, in the act of encouragement; he who gives, with generosity; he who leads, [d]with diligence; he who shows mercy [in caring for others], with cheerfulness. 2 One man’s faith permits him to eat everything, while the weak believer eats only vegetables [to avoid eating ritually unclean meat or something previously considered unclean]. 3 For by the grace given me(H) I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave the way open for God’s wrath [and His judicial righteousness]; for it is written [in Scripture], “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. Barnes' Notes on the Bible. 12 I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship. Romans 11 Amplified Bible (AMP) Israel Is Not Cast Away. Romans 12:18-21. Patient in tribulation.--This virtue was, of course, specially needed in the troublous times through which the Church was passing. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the NEW NIV Study Bible Notes, Fully Revised Edition. They should be kind in feeling, and courteous in manner--like a father or mother. (X) 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 1 Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship. 12 [a]Therefore I urge you, [b]brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. 14 Bless those who persecute you [who cause you harm or hardship]; bless and do not curse [them]. Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with … 6 We have different gifts,(K) according to the grace given to each of us. 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Paul now begins outlining for the believer the practical application of the theological truths taught in chs 1-11. (R) 10 Be devoted to one another in love. And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you]. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God [His very [] words]. The Amplified Bible Romans 12:9 [Let your] love be sincere (a real thing); hate what is evil [loathe all ungodliness, turn in horror from wickedness], but hold fast to that which is good. (T) 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor,(U) serving the Lord. Amplified Bible (AMP), But if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for by doing this you will heap. First 30-days on us! Romans 12:1-2. I APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship. Romans 12. Romans 12 - Amplified Bible A Living Sacrifice. 2 And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be [c]transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you]. 1 Therefore there is now no condemnation [no guilty verdict, no punishment] for those who are in Christ Jesus [who believe in Him as personal Lord and Savior]. Here observe, [1.] Nothing is ever gained by a sour, harsh, crabbed, dissatisfied manner. (S) Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12dropdownAmplified Bible, Classic Editiondropdown. 10 Be devoted to one another with [authentic] brotherly affection [as members of one family], give preference to one another in honor; 11 never lagging behind in diligence; aglow in the Spirit, enthusiastically serving the Lord; 12 constantly rejoicing in hope [because of our confidence in Christ], steadfast and patient in distress, devoted to prayer [continually seeking wisdom, guidance, and strength], 13 contributing to the needs of God’s people, pursuing [the practice of] hospitality. J.B. Phillips has an outstanding and memorable translation of Romans 12:1-2: With eyes wide open to the mercies of God, I beg you, my brothers, as an act of intelligent worship, to give Him your bodies, as a living sacrifice, consecrated to Him and acceptable by Him. The Amplified Bible Romans 5:12. Read full chapter. Romans 12 Amplified Bible (AMP) Dedicated Service 12 [ a ] Therefore I urge you, [ b ] brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship. Notice that the days of sacrifice are not over. 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. Take thought for what is right and gracious and proper in the sight of everyone. All rights reserved. 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,(I) 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body,(J) and each member belongs to all the others. Regarding war, Exodus 14:14 says, "The L ORD will fight for you." 12 [a]Therefore I urge you, [b]brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship. if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it … 2 For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has set you free from the law of sin and of death. 9 Love must be sincere. Paul now begins outlining for the believer the practical application of the theological truths taught in chs 1-11. This reasoning he illustrates by a comparison taken from the members of the natural body (as 1 Co. 12:12; Eph. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”, Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the, Ro 15:15; 1Co 15:10; Gal 2:9; Eph 3:7; 4:7; 1Pe 4:10, 11, 1Co 6:15; 10:17; 12:12, 20, 27; Eph 2:16; 4:4, 25; 5:30; Col 3:15, 2Ki 4:10; Job 31:32; 1Ti 3:2; 5:10; Heb 13:2; 1Pe 4:9, ver 3; Ps 131:1; Isa 5:21; Jer 45:5; Ro 11:25, Dt 32:35; Ge 50:19; 1Sa 26:10; Ps 94:1; Jer 51:36. Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. (A) 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice [sharing others’ joy], and weep with those who weep [sharing others’ grief]. 2 Great in every respect. if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. This may refer to an ancient Egyptian custom in which a penitent person carried a bowl of burning embers on his head to show his shame and guilt. Do not overestimate yourself. For there is no authority except from God [granted by His permission and sanction], and those which exist have been put in place by God. (Z), 14 Bless those who persecute you;(AA) bless and do not curse. Ministers of the gospel should be gentle, tender, and affectionate. (D) 20 But if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for by doing this you will heap [e]burning coals on his head.”(E) 21 Do not be overcome and conquered by evil, but overcome evil with good. 2 And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the … 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. 9 Love is to be sincere and active [the real thing—without guile and hypocrisy]. This may refer to an ancient Egyptian custom in which a penitent person carried a bowl of burning embers on his head to show his shame and guilt. 3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is … Romans 12 – Living the Christian Life A. I beseech you. (A) 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice [sharing others’ joy], and weep with those who weep [sharing others’ grief]. Hate what is evil [detest all ungodliness, do not tolerate wickedness]; hold on tightly to what is good. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. War has never solved man's problems, and God promises that those who live by violence will die by it (Matthew 26:52).Christians must treat others with kindness, gentleness, and love (Luke 6:31; Galatians 5:14-15). We are to present our bodies a living sacrifice.Sacrificing has been transferred from the physical slaughtering of animals to the sacrifice of the self, from the slaying of a dumb and uncomprehending beast to the intelligent and deliberate choice of an understanding human, made in the image of God. Self-restraint and obedience to God's law is realized in outgoing concern for others that exceeds and rules over our own self-interest. Romans 12 AMP - Romans 12 MSG | Biblica Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a liv (AE) Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. Exhortations for Christian Living. 14 Bless those who persecute you [who cause you harm or hardship]; bless and do not curse [them]. Romans 12: Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God-this is your true and proper worship. 3 For by the grace [of God] given to me I say to everyone of you not to think more highly of himself [and of his importance and ability] than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has apportioned to each a degree of faith [and a purpose designed for service]. Even lawful acts may on occasion cause other brethren to stumble or be made weak. 2 Therefore whoever [ a]resists [governmental] authority resists the ordinance of God. Certainly not! But if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for by doing this you will heap. Summary of the Book of Romans. Or what is the benefit of circumcision? Romans 14 Amplified Bible (AMP) Principles of Conscience. (Q) Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Not slothful - The word rendered “slothful” refers to those who are slow, idle, destitute of promptness of mind and activity; compare Matthew 25:16. All rights reserved worldwide. Take thought for what is right and gracious and proper in the sight of everyone. (C) 18 If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. (AG) 19 Do not take revenge,(AH) my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[d](AI) says the Lord. This summary of the book of Romans provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Romans. 2 Do not conform(C) to the pattern of this world,(D) but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. (Y) Practice hospitality. Romans 12:19-21. By analogy, being kind to an enemy may lead him to shame and repentance. Amplified Holy Bible--bonded leather, burgundy (indexed), Amplified Large-Print Bible--bonded leather, burgundy, Amplified Thinline Holy Bible--bonded leather, black (indexed), Amplified Thinline Holy Bible--bonded leather, burgundy, Amplified Study Bible, Large Print, Imitation Leather, Brown. (12) In hope.--The Christian's hope, of which we have had more in Romans 8:20-25. 1 I APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship. 3 What then? Romans 12. 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. 10 Be devoted to one another with [authentic] brotherly affection [as members of one family], give preference to one another in honor; 11 never lagging behind in diligence; aglow in the Spirit, enthusiastically serving the Lord; 12 constantly rejoicing in hope [because of our confidence in Christ], steadfast and patient in … The writer of this letter was the apostle Paul (see 1:1 and note). All the saints make up one body in Christ, who is the head of the body, and the common centre of their unity. The foundation for Christian living. 16 Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty [conceited, self-important, exclusive], but associate with humble people [those with a realistic self-view]. (B) 17 Never repay anyone evil for evil. Romans 12:20 This may refer to an ancient Egyptian custom in which a penitent person carried a bowl of burning embers on his head to show his shame and guilt. (C) 18 If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 12 [ a]Therefore I urge you, [ b]brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship. Romans 12:12 AMP constantly rejoicing in hope [because of our confidence in Christ], steadfast and patient in distress, devoted to prayer [continually seeking … From the Greek word meaning “metamorphosis.” Refers to the process that leads to an outward, permanent change. 2 God has not rejected His [chosen] people whom He foreknew. [c] Do not be conceited.(AD). Self-control provides the ability to resist what may cause pain to others. 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