Romans: Chapter 12

The Epistle to the Romans. The 12th Chapter
Ver.
Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
12:1 Therefore, brethren, I beseech you by the mercy of God, that ye give your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing to God, and your service reasonable. I beseech you therefore brethren by the mercifulness of God, that ye make your bodies a quick sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God which is your reasonable serving of god. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye give up your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable serving of God. 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.
12:2 And do not ye be conformed to this world, but be ye reformed in newness of your wit, that ye prove which is the will of God, good, and well pleasing, and perfect. and fashion not yourselves like unto this world: But be ye changed in your shape, by the renewing of your wits, that ye may feel what thing that good, that acceptable, and perfect will of god is. And fashion not yourselves like unto this world, but be ye changed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is the good will of God, & acceptable, & perfect. 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, that acceptable and perfect will of God.
12:3 For I say, by the grace that is given to me, to all that be among you, that ye understand to not savour more than it behooveth to know, but to know to soberness; and to each man, as God hath parted the measure of faith. For I say (through the grace that unto me given is) to every man among you, that no man esteem of himself more than it becometh him to esteem: But that he discreetly judge of himself according as god hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. For I say through the grace that is given unto me, to every one that is among you, that no man presume to understand above that which is meet to understand, but that he understand according to sobriety, as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. 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 in one body we have many members, soothly all the members have not the same act; As we have many members in one body: and all members have not one office: For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not one office, For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
12:5 so we be many, one body in Christ, and each be members one of another. So we being many are one body in Christ: and every man (among ourselves) one another’s members. So we being many are one body in Christ, and every one, one another’s members. So we being many are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
12:6 Therefore having gifts diversing, after the grace that is given to us, either prophecy, after the reason of faith; Seeing that we have divers gifts according to the grace that is given unto us, if any man have the gift of prophecy, let him have it that it be agreeing unto the faith. Seeing then that we have gifts that are divers, according to the grace that is given unto us, whether we have prophecy, let us prophesy according to the portion of faith: 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 either ministry, in ministering; or he that teacheth, in teaching; Let him that hath an office, wait on his office. Let him that teacheth take heed to his doctrine. Or an office, let us wait on the office: or he that teacheth, on teaching: Or ministry, let us wait, on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching:
12:8 he that stirreth softly, in exhortation; he that giveth, in simpleness; he that is prelate in busyness; he that hath mercy, in gladness. Let him that exhorteth give attendance to his exhortation. If any man give, let him do it with singleness. Let him that ruleth, do it with diligence. If any man shew mercy let him do it with cheerfulness. Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that distributeth, let him do it with simplicity: he that ruleth, with diligence: he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. 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.
12:9 Love without feigning, hating evil, cleaving to good thing; Let love be without dissimulation. Hate that which is evil, and cleave unto that which is good. Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil, and cleave unto that which is good. Let love be without dissimulation: abhor that which is evil, cleave to that which is good.
12:10 loving together the charity of brotherhood. Coming before together in honour; Be kind one to another, with brotherly love. In giving honour go one before another. Be affectioned to love one another with brotherly love. In giving honor, go one before another, Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love, in honour preferring one another.
12:11 not slow in busyness, fervent in spirit, serving to the Lord, Let not that business which ye have in hand be tedious to you. Be fervent in the spirit. Apply yourselves to the time. Not slothful to do service: fervent in spirit: serving the Lord, Not slothful in business: fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.
12:12 joying in hope, patient in tribulation, busy in prayer, Rejoice in hope. Be patient in tribulation, continue in prayer. Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing in prayer. Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing instant in prayer.
12:13 giving good to the needs of saints, keeping hospitality. Distribute unto the necessity of the saints. Distributing unto the necessities of the Saints: giving yourselves to hospitality. Distributing to the necessity of Saints; given to hospitality.
12:14 Bless ye men that pursue you; bless ye, and do not ye curse; Bless them which persecute you. bless but curse not. Bless them which persecute you: bless, I say, and curse not. Bless them which persecute you, bless, and curse not.
12:15 for to joy with men that joy, for to weep with men that weep. Be merry with them that are merry. weep with them that weep. Rejoice with them that rejoice, & weep with them that weep. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
12:16 Feeling the same thing together; not savouring high things, but consenting to meek things. Do not ye be prudent with yourselves; Be of like affection one towards another. Be not high minded, but make yourselves equal to them of the lower sort. Be not wise in your own opinions. Be of like affection one towards another: be not high minded: but make yourselves equal to them of the lower sort: be not wise in yourselves. Be of the same mind one towards another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
12:17 to no man yielding evil for evil, but purvey ye good things, not only before God, but also before all men. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide aforehand things honest in the sight of all men. Recompense to no man evil for evil: procure things honest in the sight of all men. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
12:18 If it may be done, that that is of you, have ye peace with all men. if it be possible, yet on your part have peace with all men. If it be possible, as much as in you is, have peace with all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
12:19 Ye most dear-worthy brethren, not defending yourselves, but give ye place to ire; for it is written, The Lord saith, To me vengeance, and I shall yield again. Dearly beloved avenge not yourselves but give room unto the wrath of god. For it is written: vengeance is mine, and I will reward saith the lord. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine: I will repay, saith the Lord. 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 But if thine enemy shall hunger, feed him; if he thirsteth, give drink to him; forsooth doing these things thou shalt gather together coals on his head. 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: 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. 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 Do not thou be overcome of evil, but overcome thou evil by good. Be not overcome of evil: But overcome evil with goodness. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with goodness. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
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