12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, `which is' your spiritual service.
12:2 And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, and ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
12:3 For I say, through the grace that was given me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think as to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to each man a measure of faith.
12:4 For even as we have many members in one body, and all the members have not the same office:
12:5 so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and severally members one of another.
12:6 And having gifts differing according to the grace that was given to us, whether prophecy, `let us prophesy' according to the proportion of our faith;
12:7 or ministry, `let us give ourselves' to our ministry; or he that teacheth, to his teaching;
12:8 or he that exhorteth, to his exhorting: he that giveth, `let him do it' with liberality; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness.
12:9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
12:10 In love of the brethren be tenderly affectioned one to another; in honor preferring one another;
12:11 in diligence not slothful; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
12:12 rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing stedfastly in prayer;
12:13 communicating to the necessities of the saints; given to hospitality.
12:14 Bless them that persecute you; bless, and curse not.
12:15 Rejoice with them that rejoice; weep with them that weep.
12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Set not your mind on high things, but condescend to things that are lowly. Be not wise in your own conceits.
12:17 Render to no man evil for evil. Take thought for things honorable in the sight of all men.
12:18 If it be possible, as much as in you lieth, be at peace with all men.
12:19 Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but give place unto the wrath `of God': for it is written, Vengeance belongeth unto me; I will recompense, saith the Lord.
12:20 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.
12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
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