9 Love must be without hypocrisy. y Detest evil; z cling to what is good. 10 Show family affection to one another with brotherly love. a Outdo one another in showing honor. b 11 Do not lack diligence; be fervent in spirit; c serve the Lord. d 12 Rejoice in hope; e be patient in affliction; f be persistent in prayer. g 13 Share with the * saints in their needs; h pursue hospitality. i 14 Bless those who persecute you; j bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; k weep with those who weep. 16 Be in agreement with one another. l Do not be proud; m instead, associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own estimation. n 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. o Try to do what is honorable p in everyone’s eyes. 18 If possible, on your part, live at peace with everyone. q 19 Friends, do not avenge yourselves; instead, leave room for His r wrath. For it is written: Vengeance belongs to Me; I will repay, s t says the Lord. 20 But
If your enemy is hungry, feed him. u
If he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
For in so doing
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