To the Romans
12 Therefore, I appeal to you by the compassions of God, brothers, to present your bodies+ as a living sacrifice, holy+ and acceptable to God,+ a sacred service with your power of reason.+ 2 And stop being molded by this system of things,+ but be transformed by making your mind over,+ so that you may prove to yourselves+ the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
3 For through the undeserved kindness given to me, I tell everyone there among you not to think more of himself than it is necessary to think,+ but to think so as to have a sound mind,+ each one as God has given* to him a measure of faith.+ 4 For just as we have in one body many members,+ but the members do not all have the same function, 5 so we, although many, are one body in union with Christ, but individually we are members belonging to one another.+ 6 Since, then, we have gifts that differ according to the undeserved kindness given to us,+ if it is of prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; 7 or if it is a ministry, let us be at this ministry; or the one who teaches, let him be at his teaching;+ 8 or the one who encourages, let him give encouragement;+ the one who distributes, let him do it liberally;+ the one who presides, let him do it diligently;*+ the one who shows mercy, let him do it cheerfully.+
9 Let your love be without hypocrisy.+ Abhor what is wicked;+ cling to what is good.+ 10 In brotherly love have tender affection for one another.+ In showing honor to one another, take the lead.+ 11 Be industrious, not lazy.*+ Be aglow with the spirit.+ Slave for Jehovah.+ 12 Rejoice in the hope. Endure under tribulation.+ Persevere in prayer.+ 13 Share with the holy ones according to their needs.+ Follow the course of hospitality.+ 14 Keep on blessing those who persecute;+ bless and do not curse.+ 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep. 16 Have the same attitude toward others as toward yourselves; do not set your mind on lofty things,* but be led along with the lowly things.+ Do not become wise in your own eyes.+
17 Return evil for evil to no one.+ Take into consideration what is fine from the viewpoint of all men. 18 If possible, as far as it depends on you, be peaceable with all men.+ 19 Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but yield place to the wrath;+ for it is written: “‘Vengeance is mine; I will repay,’ says Jehovah.”+ 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 fiery coals on his head.”+ 21 Do not let yourself be conquered by the evil, but keep conquering the evil with the good.+