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Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore brethren by the mercies of God that you present your bodies.(who is you?).a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God which is your reasonable service.

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed.(original 'fashioned with' or markedly affected by).to this world.(1John 2:16).but be transformedby the renewing of your mind.that you may prove.(1John 4:9).what is that good.(Acts 17:11) and acceptable and perfect will of God..(so then, what is that good?)

Basically the scripture means not to any longer be a product of the world's ways which come from the ego level.1, 2, 3. Transformation by mind renewal.is being what's called born again and this is necessary because one can never prove spiritual things from the ordinary consciousness level, why? And one can't break the series of repetitive disasters affecting his or her life until their thinking is changed.

Romans 12:3 For I say through the grace given unto me to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly, but rather to think soberly according as God has dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Romans 12:3 For I say through the grace given unto me to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly.(or, not to have an unrealistic high opinion of oneself:.Galatians 6:3), but rather to think soberly.(original 'seriously', that is, to give some serious thought about).according as.(original 'about how').God has dealt to every man the.(or 'a').measure of faith.

Romans 12:4 For as we have many members in one body and all members have not the same office.

Romans 12:5 So we being many are one body in Christ.(all one).and every one members one of another..(all in the same energy)

Romans 12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith.

Romans 12:6 Having then gifts differing according.(original, 'down from'; in other words, 'because of').to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith.(what you feel sure about, that is, what is comfortable for you; one can only have faith in that which is comfortable);.(*) (?).(Romans 15:4).

Romans 12:7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering or he that teaches, on teaching.(2Timothy 2:2);

Romans 12:8 Or he that exhorts, on exhortation. He that gives, let him do it with simplicity.(mental honesty; sincerity; not a giving in anticipation of some selfish.advantage; not having two purposes, one a front and the other, one's real purpose). He that rules, with diligence.(original 'earnest care', 'interested to be of help to others'). He that shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

Romans 12:9 Let love.(1Corinthians 13:13).be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love, in honour preferring one another.

Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectioned.(a deep cherishing as to one's children or kindred; *).one to another with brotherly love, in honour preferring one another.(not seeking honor from others or competing to get more honor than another, but rather showing honor to others by regarding {thinking of them} as honorable; think the best of others if you have no reason not to).

Romans 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord.

Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope.(what is hope?), patient in tribulation.(James 1:2-4), continuing instant in prayer.(continue enduring whatever particular trial you may now be in as it's your test, continue on by using prayer and blessing others as verse 14 below shows),

Romans 12:13 Distributing to the necessity.(original is 'those needing money').of saints; given to hospitality.(original Greek for 'hospitality' is 'friendly to strangers').

Romans 12:14 Bless.(to want the best for others just as if they have done no hurt to you).them which persecute.(original means 'to cause you to not want to be around them or flee from them').you. Bless and curse.(wish others misfortune; wanting bad things to happen to others because you don't like them or, feel they are deserving of bad things happening to them).not.

Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice and weep with them that weep.

Avoid being a killjoy; keep on side with people.

Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another.(what mind is this?). Mind not high things, but condescend to men.(in the original, the word 'condescend' means 'to walk with' and, in the original the word 'men' is not there).of low estate.('low estate' means to walk in life with those who are humble; don't be out to appear superior to or notable above others). Be not wise in your own conceits.(or, in your own opinion don't feel that you are any better than others; why? Proverbs 16:18: Isaiah 66:2)..(Philippians 2:3)

Romans 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lies in you, live peaceably with all men.(meaning all mankind).

The Creator can look after you in whatever society you are in, even if society's principles are against people's best interests:.2Samuel 14:14; Psalms 34:14; Proverbs 15:1,2; 1Peter 3:10,11. An important part for you is in trusting God as these people did and how it worked out.

Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath. For it is written, Vengeance is mine. I will repay, says the Lord.

Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves.(don't take it upon yourself to correct the things out there that do need correcting {James 3:1 "My brethren, be not many masters [original for 'masters' is 'teachers', that is don't be out to teach others, whomever they may be or represent, that they are wrong and that the way it should be done is what you are going to show them]..."}; David's example:.1Samuel 18:10,11), but rather give place unto wrath. For it is written.(in the Old Testament in Deuteronomy 32:35; Psalms 94:1), Vengeance.(to avenge).is mine. I will repay.(2Thessalonians 1:6), says the Lord..(to comprehend, know what the 'Lord' is and know how 'He' works)

Romans 12:20 Therefore if your enemy hunger, feed him. If he thirst, give him drink. For in so doing you heap coals of fire on his head.

In other words, this is powerful in awakening your enemy to the true reality that there is love and mercy; from Proverbs 25:21,22.

Romans 12:21 Be not overcome of evil.(don't allow an evil.angry.attitude to fester in you).but overcome evil with good..(so, what's good?)
 


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