- Responsive Reading -
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.
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.
3 For I say, through the grace
given unto me, to every man that is
among you, not to think of himself
more highly than he ought to think;
but to think soberly, according as
God hath dealt to every man the
measure of faith.
9 Let love be without
dissimulation. Abhor that which is
evil; cleave to that which is good.
10 Be kindly affectioned one to
another with brotherly love; in
honour preferring one another;
11 Not slothful in business;
fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in
tribulation; continuing instant in
14 Bless them which persecute you:
bless, and curse not.
19 Dearly beloved, avenge not
yourselves, but rather give place
unto wrath: for it is written,
Vengeance is mine; I will repay,
saith the Lord.
20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger,
feed him; if he thirst, give him
drink: for in so doing thou shalt
heap coals of fire on his head.
21 Be not overcome of evil, but
overcome evil with good.