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Romans 12:20–21

20 Therefore

j“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;

If he is thirsty, give him a drink;

For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but kovercome evil with good.

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Romans 12:20–21 — The New International Version (NIV)

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.”

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans 12:20–21 — English Standard Version (ESV)

20 To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans 12:20–21 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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. 21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans 12:20–21 — New Living Translation (NLT)

20 Instead,

“If your enemies are hungry, feed them.

If they are thirsty, give them something to drink.

In doing this, you will heap

burning coals of shame on their heads.”

21 Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.

Romans 12:20–21 — New Century Version (NCV)

20 But you should do this:

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;

if he is thirsty, give him a drink.

Doing this will be like pouring burning coals on his head.”

21 Do not let evil defeat you, but defeat evil by doing good.

Romans 12:20–21 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

20 But 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. 21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans 12:20–21 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

20 If therefore thine enemy should hunger, feed him; if he should thirst, give him drink; for, so doing, thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head. 21 Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans 12:20–21 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

20 But, 

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him. 

If he is thirsty, give him a drink. 

If you do this, you will make him feel guilty and ashamed.” 

21 Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil with good. 

Romans 12:20–21 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

20 But

If your enemy is hungry, feed him.

If he is thirsty, give him something to drink.

For in so doing

you will be heaping fiery coals on his head.

21 Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.

Romans 12:20–21 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 No, “if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on their heads.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans 12:20–21 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

20 But “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by doing this, you will heap up coals of fire upon his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans 12:20–21 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

20 Do just the opposite. Scripture says,

“If your enemies are hungry, give them food to eat.

If they are thirsty, give them something to drink.

By doing those things, you will pile up burning coals on their heads.”

21 Don’t let evil overcome you. Overcome evil by doing good.

Romans 12:20–21 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

20 But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.