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
12:2 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.
Humble Service in the
Body of Christ
12:3 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.
12:4 For as we have many members in one body, and all
members have not the same office:
12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every
one members one of another.
12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace
that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy
according to the proportion of faith;
12:7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he
that teacheth, on teaching;
12:8 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.
Love in Action
12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is
evil; cleave to that which is good.
12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly
love; in honour preferring one another;
12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving
12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing
instant in prayer;
12:13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to
12:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them
12:16 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.
12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things
honest in the sight of all men.
12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live
peaceably with all men.
12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather
give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine;
I will repay, saith the Lord.
12:20 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.
12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.