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The epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans, chapter 12, Vulgate and King James Version

Chapter 12


   1 Obsecro itaque vos, fratres, per misericordiam Dei, ut exhibeatis corpora vestra hostiam viventem, sanctam, Deo placentem, rationabile obsequium vestrum;
   2 et nolite conformari huic saeculo, sed transformamini renovatione mentis, ut probetis quid sit voluntas Dei, quid bonum et bene placens et perfectum.
   3 Dico enim per gratiam, quae data est mihi, omnibus, qui sunt inter vos, non altius sapere quam oportet sapere, sed sapere ad sobrietatem, unicuique sicut Deus divisit mensuram fidei.
   4 Sicut enim in uno corpore multa membra habemus, omnia autem membra non eundem actum habent,
   5 ita multi unum corpus sumus in Christo, singuli autem alter alterius membra.
   6 Habentes autem donationes secundum gratiam, quae data est nobis, differentes: sive prophetiam, secundum rationem fidei;
   7 sive ministerium, in ministrando; sive qui docet, in doctrina;
   8 sive qui exhortatur, in exhortando; qui tribuit, in simplicitate; qui praeest, in sollicitudine; qui miseretur, in hilaritate.
   9 Dilectio sine simulatione. Odientes malum, adhaerentes bono;
   10 caritate fraternitatis invicem diligentes, honore invicem praevenientes,
   11 sollicitudine non pigri, spiritu ferventes, Domino servientes,
   12 spe gaudentes, in tribulatione patientes, orationi instantes,
   13 necessitatibus sanctorum communicantes, hospitalitatem sectantes.
   14 Benedicite persequentibus; benedicite et nolite maledicere!
   15 Gaudere cum gaudentibus, flere cum flentibus.
   16 Idipsum invicem sentientes, non alta sapientes, sed humilibus consentientes. Nolite esse prudentes apud vosmetipsos.
   17 Nulli malum pro malo reddentes; providentes bona coram omnibus hominibus;
   18 si fieri potest, quod ex vobis est, cum omnibus hominibus pacem habentes;
   19 non vosmetipsos vindicantes, carissimi, sed date locum irae, scriptum est enim: "Mihi vindicta, ego retribuam ", dicit Dominus.
   20 Sed si esurierit inimicus tuus, ciba illum; si sitit, potum da illi. Hoc enim faciens, carbones ignis congeres super caput eius.
   21 Noli vinci a malo, sed vince in bono malum.

King James Version

   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.
   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.
   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.
   4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
   5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
   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;
   7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
   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.
   9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
   10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
   11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
   12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
   13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
   14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
   15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
   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.
   17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
   18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
   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.
   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.

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