Patient in tribulation. No, God brings it all to you. ... Hebrew Names Version ARRAY(0x55f0b7476518) International Standard Version ARRAY(0x55f0b7476338) King James Version (1611) ARRAY(0x55f0b74705b0) The Amplified Bible Hopeful, and hence rejoicing in the prospect. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. (X) 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Be alert servants of the Master, ... Easy-to-Read Version ARRAY(0x5635634abc88) Hebrew Names Version ARRAY(0x5635634abe50) International Standard Version ARRAY(0x563562bf3ee8) King James Version (1611) ARRAY(0x563562bf3d08) The Amplified Bible Romans 12 MSG - Place Your Life Before God - So - Bible Gateway. Make friends with nobodies; don’t be the great somebody. e 12:10 Greek with brotherly love. 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 reasonable service. The Message; Romans 12 Romans 12. Instead, fix your attention on God. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. All the saints make up one body in Christ, who is the Head of the body, and the common Centre of their unity. 17-19 Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle. (AE) Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. 12 Be joyful in hope,(V) patient in affliction,(W) faithful in prayer. So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Get along with each other; don’t be stuck-up. You'll be changed from the inside out. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. 12 Therefore, I urge you,(A) brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,(B) holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. 9-10 Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. In the spiritual body, some are fitted for and called to one sort of work; others for another sort of work. The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. 12 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. 12 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Romans 12 New International Version << Romans 11 | Romans 12 | Romans 13 >> Exhortations for Christian Living. The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him. Romans 12 The Transforming Power of the Gospel 1 Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvelous mercies? Sign up here! Romans 12:1 Context. The Message Romans 12:11. Instead, fix your attention on God. 12 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. 4-6 In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. Living then, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it’s important that you not misinterpret yourselves as people who are bringing this goodness to God. Instead, fix your attention on God. Romans 8 The Message Bible << Romans 7 | Romans 8 | Romans 9 >> Life in the Spirit. (AC) Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Commentary on Romans 12:3-8 (Read Romans 12:3-8) Pride is a sin in us by nature; we need to be cautioned and armed against it. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. [c] Do not be conceited.(AD). 2 Do not conform(C) to the pattern of this world,(D) but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. (Q) Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. People's Bible Notes for Romans 12:12. Patience implies steadfastness. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-10 The Message (MSG) Place Your Life Before God 12 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. 4-6 In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. 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. 6-8 If you preach, just preach God’s Message, nothing else; if you help, just help, don’t take over; if you teach, stick to your teaching; if you give encouraging guidance, be careful that you don’t get bossy; if you’re put in charge, don’t manipulate; if you’re called to give aid to people in distress, keep your eyes open and be quick to respond; if you work with the disadvantaged, don’t let yourself get irritated with them or depressed by them. 1 So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and … I encourage you to … Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. (E)Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is(F)—his good, pleasing(G)and perfect will. "Continuing steadfastly" (Revised Version). 1 So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life - and place it before God as an offering. Laugh with your happy friends when they’re happy; share tears when they’re down. ... American Standard Version 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. 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,(I) 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body,(J) and each member belongs to all the others. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. "Praying always and fainting not" (Lu 18:1). Romans 12 is the twelfth chapter of the Epistle to the Romans in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.It is authored by Paul the Apostle, while he was in Corinth in the mid 50s CE, with the help of an amanuensis (secretary), Tertius, who adds his own greeting in Romans 16:22. 3 For , being ignorant of d the righteousness of God , and seeking to establish their own , they did not submit to God’s righteousness . (E) Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is(F)—his good, pleasing(G) and perfect will. 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). PRESENT YOUR BODIES A LIVING SACRIFICE. 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 reasonable service. The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him. 1-2 Be sure to welcome our friend Phoebe in the way of the Master, with all the generous hospitality we Christians are famous for. 1–2 12 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Romans 12 Place Your Life Before God 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Place Your Life Before God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. By the mercies of God reminds us that we do this because of the mercy shown to us by God (described well in Romans 1-11), and that we are only able to offer ourselves to God as He works His mercy in us. 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. 3 I’m speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me, and especially as I have responsibilities in relation to you. Revenge is especially forbidden. c 12:3a Or Because of the grace; compare 1:5. d 12:3b Or by the faith God has given you; or by the standard of our God-given faith. "For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think [of himself] … Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Guiding Principles for the Christian Life – Romans 12:9-21. Those who enter into Christ's being-here-for-us no longer have to live under a continuous, low-lying black cloud. People everywhere keep telling me about your lives of faith, and every time I hear them, I thank him. If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody. (Z), 14 Bless those who persecute you;(AA) bless and do not curse. 2 For I bear them witness that b they have a zeal for God , c but not according to knowledge . 20-21 Our Scriptures tell us that if you see your enemy hungry, go buy that person lunch, or if he’s thirsty, get him a drink. 12 1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God-this is your true and proper worship. Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone. Romans 12 The Message (MSG) Place Your Life Before God 12 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. 6-8 If you preach, just preach God’s Message, nothing else; if you help, just help, don’t take over; if you teach, stick to your teaching; if you give encouraging guidance, be careful that you don’t get bossy; if you’re put in charge, don’t manipulate; if you’re called to give aid to people in distress, keep your eyes open and be quick to respond; if you work with the disadvantaged, don’t let yourself get irritated with them or depressed by them. Keep a smile on your face. “I’ll take care of it.” 11-13 Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. f 12:11 Or but serve the Lord with a zealous spirit; or but let the Spirit excite you as you serve the Lord. Chapter 12. Romans 12: So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life - and place it before God as an offering. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. 1 So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life - and place it before God as an offering. 6 We have different gifts,(K) according to the grace given to each of us. The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. Romans 12:1-2-1-2 MSG So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t. But as a chopped-off finger or cut-off toe we wouldn’t amount to much, would we? Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Place Your Life Before God - So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as ... Place Your Life Before God - So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, I heartily endorse both her and her work. 20 On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him;    if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”[e](AJ). Your generosity will surprise him with goodness. 3 For by the grace given me(H) I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. Keep a smile on your face. (R) 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Embracing what God does for you is … Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. “I’ll take care of it.”. Don’t let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil by doing good. But as a chopped-off finger or cut-off toe we wouldn’t amount to much, would we? 9-10 Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. Romans 12:1 So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life--your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life--and place it before God as an offering. Romans 12:9-10 The Message (MSG). She’s a key representative of the church at Cenchrea. The Message Romans 12:20. Our Scriptures tell us that if you see your enemy hungry, go buy that person lunch, or if he's thirsty, get him a drink. Don't burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. g 12:19 Deut 32:35. h 12… EXEGESIS: ROMANS 12:1-2. Romans 12:2 The Message (MSG) Place Your Life Before God. Continuing instant in prayer. Don’t insist on getting even; that’s not for you to do. 9-10 Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Ro 15:15; 1Co 15:10; Gal 2:9; Eph 3:7; 4:7; 1Pe 4:10, 11, 1Co 6:15; 10:17; 12:12, 20, 27; Eph 2:16; 4:4, 25; 5:30; Col 3:15, 2Ki 4:10; Job 31:32; 1Ti 3:2; 5:10; Heb 13:2; 1Pe 4:9, ver 3; Ps 131:1; Isa 5:21; Jer 45:5; Ro 11:25, Dt 32:35; Ge 50:19; 1Sa 26:10; Ps 94:1; Jer 51:36. Patient in sorrow, suffering and persecution. (AB) 16 Live in harmony with one another. Living then, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it’s important that you not misinterpret yourselves as people who are bringing this goodness to God. Help her out in whatever she asks. 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. 12 Therefore, I urge you,(A)brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,(B)holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.2 Do not conform(C)to the pattern of this world,(D)but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Looking for a fundamental understanding of the Bible? Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 12:1-2. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. The Message Romans 12:2. (Y) Practice hospitality. (AG) 19 Do not take revenge,(AH) my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[d](AI) says the Lord. 3 I’m speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me, and especially as I have responsibilities in relation to you. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle. Love – verses 9, 10: “Let love be without … (T) 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor,(U) serving the Lord. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. God commanded us to do this, and He makes it possible for us to do it. If your gift is prophesying,(L) then prophesy in accordance with your[a] faith;(M) 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach;(N) 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement;(O) if it is giving, then give generously;(P) if it is to lead,[b] do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”. Romans 12:2 2 Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. And God, whom I so love to worship and serve by spreading the good news of his Son—the Message!—knows that every time I think of you in my prayers, which is practically all the time, I ask him to clear the way for me to come and see you. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. 9 Love must be sincere. All rights reserved worldwide. If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Ro 12:12 Rejoicing in hope. (S) Honor one another above yourselves. “I’ll do the judging,” says God. Romans 12 King James Version << Romans 11 | Romans 12 | Romans 13 >> Exhortations for Christian Living. Don’t insist on getting even; that’s not for you to do. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG), Sign up for these short lessons that answer basic questions about the Bible, The Essential Evangelical Parallel Bible (NKJV/ESV/NLT/, NIV and The Message Side-by-Side Bible, Large Print: for Study and Comparison, Imitation Leather, Brown, The Message, Ministry Edition: The Bible in Contemporary Language, The Message Large-Print Deluxe Gift Bible--soft leather-look, green. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Be good … Romans 12 10 Brothers , 1 my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved . “I’ll do the judging,” says God. Place Your Life Before God 1-2So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. 14-16 Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath. Romans 12 1 So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life - and place it before God as an offering. (AF) 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. Romans 12. Instead, fix your attention on God. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself … No, God brings it all to you. 8 1 With the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah, that fateful dilemma is resolved. Is Christ ’ s not for you is the best thing you do... 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