12 I abeseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye bpresent your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, cacceptable unto God, which is your dreasonable eservice. 2 And fbe not conformed gto this world: but hbe ye transformed by ithe renewing jof your mind, that ye may kprove what is that good, and cacceptable, and perfect, lwill of God. 3 For I say, mthrough the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, nnot to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think * soberly, oaccording as God hath dealt to every man pthe measure of faith. 4 qFor as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: 5 So we, rbeing many, sare one body in Christ, and every one tmembers one of another. 6 uHaving then gifts differing oaccording to mthe grace that is given to us, whether wxprophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; 7 Or yministry, let us wait on our ministering: or zhe that teacheth, on wateaching; 8 Or bhe that exhorteth, on cexhortation: dhe that * giveth, let him do it * with simplicity; ehe that ruleth, with fdiligence; he that sheweth mercy, gwith cheerfulness.
9 Let hlove be hiwithout dissimulation. jAbhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. 10 Be kkindly affectioned one to another l* with brotherly love; min honour preferring one another; 11 Not nslothful in fbusiness; ofervent in spirit; pserving the Lord; 12 Rejoicing in hope; qpatient in tribulation; rcontinuing instant in prayer; 13 sDistributing to the necessity of saints; tgiven to hospitality. 14 uBless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. 15 vRejoice with them that do rejoice, and wweep with them that weep. 16 Be xof the same mind one toward another. yMind not high things, but * condescend to men of low estate. zBe not wise in your own conceits. 17 aRecompense to no man evil for evil. bProvide things honest in the sight of all men. 18 bbIf it be possible, as much as lieth in you, clive peaceably with all men. 19 Dearly beloved, davenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto ewrath: for it is written, fVengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 20 Therefore ugif thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. 21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
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