We shall never find in our hearts to condescend to others, while we indulge conceit of ourselves; therefore that must be mortified. ( C) Love one another with brotherly affection. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. Romans 12:12 - ESV - Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be... Study verse in the English Standard Version 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. 12 qFor there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; rfor the same Lord is Lord of all, sbestowing his riches on all who call on him. 9 because, if myou confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and nbelieve in your heart othat God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. When a man's passion is up, and the stream is strong, let it pass off; lest it be made to rage the more against us. Romans 12:20 20 To the contrary, o “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Read more Share Copy The progress of sanctification, dying to sin more and more, and living to righteousness more and more, is the carrying on this renewing work, till it is perfected in glory. 9 For to this end Christ vdied and lived again, that he might be Lord both wof the dead and of the living. t“Let their table become a snare and a trap. 14 As for mthe one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. This is a hard lesson to corrupt nature, therefore a remedy against it is added. 12:3-8 Pride is a sin in us by nature; we need to be cautioned and armed against it. God's children may be asked whether it is not more sweet unto them than all earthly good, that God so enables them by his Spirit, thus to feel and act. And how are they to believe in him uof whom they have never heard?3 And how are they to hear vwithout someone preaching? But as regards election, they are obeloved for the sake of their forefathers. 2 cDo not be conformed to this world,3 but be transformed by dthe renewal of your mind, that by testing you may ediscern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.4. 20 nDo not, for the sake of food, destroy the work of God. Or you, why do you despise your brother? l“The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); This is the simplest way out of the difficulty, and is followed by many scholars (Meyer, Lipsius, Gifford). Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Take heed of forming plans for happiness, as though it lay in the things of this world, which soon pass away. Romans 12:4-5 English Standard Version (ESV) 4 For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, 5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. So cdo not become proud, but dfear. 14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? 7 “or ‘Who will descend into the jabyss?’” (that is, kto bring Christ up from the dead). 11 Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you bto wake from sleep. He entreated the Romans, as his brethren in Christ, by the mercies of God, to present their bodies as a living sacrifice to Him. Be reconciled to the place God in his providence puts you in, whatever it be. 12 So then zeach of us will give an account of himself to God. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since she gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. Labour as much as you can to agree in the same spiritual truths; and when you come short of that, yet agree in affection. 25 hLest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers:4 ia partial hardening has come upon Israel, juntil the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. The apostle having closed the part of his epistle wherein he argues and proves various doctrines which are practically applied, here urges important duties from gospel principles. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. It means thorough good will; not, bless them when at prayer, and curse them at other times; but bless them always, and curse not at all. 5 qOne person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. 17 hFor the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but iof righteousness and jpeace and joy in the Holy Spirit. pIsrael failed to obtain what it was seeking. 13 Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. The elect obtained it, but the rest qwere hardened, 12 So then, brothers, 5 we are debtors, c not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. And those that embrace religion, must expect to meet with enemies in a world whose smiles seldom agree with Christ's. ( D) Do not be conformed to this world,[ c] but be transformed by. cFor salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. Outdo one another in showing honor. But as we must not be proud of our talents, so we must take heed lest, under a pretence of humility and self-denial, we are slothful in laying out ourselves for the good of others. 11 For the Scripture says, p“Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” 22 The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God. 8 the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; rthe one who leads,6 with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with scheerfulness. Our journeys are made … Romans 12:2 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 12:2, NIV: "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will." As it is written, w“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” 12 zI appeal to you therefore, brothers,1 by the mercies of God, ato present your bodies bas a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.2 2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. Paragraph. 5 So too at the present time there is na remnant, chosen by grace. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. 3 l“Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have demolished your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life.” (9-16) And to peaceable conduct towards all men, with forbearance and benevolence. 4 For e Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes . 12 zRejoice in hope, abe patient in tribulation, bbe constant in prayer. 9 For the commandments, y“You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: z“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” If you are, remember it is not you who support the root, but the root that supports you. 18 do not be arrogant toward the branches. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 12:17-21 Since men became enemies to God, they have been very ready to be enemies one to another. Whatever our gifts or situations may be, let us try to employ ourselves humbly, diligently, cheerfully, and in simplicity; not seeking our own credit or profit, but the good of many, for this world and that which is to come. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Romans 12:3–8 Gifts of Grace 3 For f by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you g not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, h each according to i the measure of faith that God has assigned. 8 wOwe no one anything, except to love each other, for xthe one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 16; ch. We must not say, I am nothing, therefore I will sit still, and do nothing; but, I am nothing in myself, and therefore I will lay out myself to the utmost, in the strength of the grace of Christ. We are to do all the good we can, one to another, and for the common benefit. Those that rejoice in hope, are likely to be patient in tribulation. 13 cContribute to the needs of the saints and dseek to show hospitality. And not only do, but study and take care to do, that which is amiable and creditable, and recommends religion to all with whom you converse. 18 Whoever thus serves Christ is kacceptable to God and approved by men. So then, uwhether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. 16 Live in harmony with one another. The rejection of the Jews is not universal. 33 Oh, the depth of the riches and swisdom and knowledge of God! y“As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me. Conversion and sanctification are the renewing of the mind; a change, not of the substance, but of the qualities of the soul. All the saints make up one body in Christ, who is the Head of the body, and the common Centre of their unity. 10 Why do you pass judgment on your brother? 4 for she is God’s servant for your good. (33-36) 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Live in harmony with one another. 14 eBless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. ( D) Outdo one another in showing honor. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. 1 Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable (Greek: euareston—well-pleasing) to God, which is your spiritual (Greek: logiken—rational, genuine, true) service (Greek: latreian—service). 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. 12 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, [] by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you bstand fast through faith. 4 For eChrist is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.2, 5 For fMoses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that gthe person who does the commandments shall live by them. Look upon worldly pomp and dignity with holy contempt. 17 But if zsome of the branches were broken off, and you, aalthough a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root3 of the olive tree, 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ happened this way. Red Letter. In the spiritual body, some are fitted for and called to one sort of work; others for another sort of work. 13 For w it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. 11 I ask, then, hhas God rejected his people? The professed love of Christians to each other should be sincere, free from deceit, and unmeaning and deceitful compliments. 31 so they too have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may now5 receive mercy. It is acceptable to God: a reasonable service, which we are able and ready to give a reason for, and which we understand. This denotes the love of parents to their children; which is more tender and natural than any other; unforced, unconstrained. 11:20 not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, # 1 Cor. 3 Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and olet not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. 23 But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because the eating is not from faith. Ready to be cautioned and armed against it ] Biblical Commentary ( Bible study ) Romans 12:1-8 EXEGESIS Romans. 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