The Message

Romans 12

Place Your Life Before God

11-2 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. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. 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.

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. 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. No, God brings it all to you. 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.

4-6 In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. But as a chopped-off finger or cut-off toe we wouldn’t amount to much, would we? 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.

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.

9-10 Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle.

11-13 Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality.

14-16 Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath. Laugh with your happy friends when they’re happy; share tears when they’re down. Get along with each other; don’t be stuck-up. Make friends with nobodies; don’t be the great somebody.

17-19 Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone. If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody. Don’t insist on getting even; that’s not for you to do. “I’ll do the judging,” says God. “I’ll take care of it.”

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. Your generosity will surprise him with goodness. Don’t let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil by doing good.

Mushuj Testamento Diospaj Shimi

Romanos 12

‘Crijcunaca Diospajlla causaichij’ nishcami

1Chaimanta huauqui, panicuna, Taita Dios jatunta llaquishcata yuyaipi charinguichij. Chai yuyaihuan cancunaca, quiquin aichata Paiman cushpa rupachij shina, Pai cushicuchun, Paipajlla, chuyata causaichij. Tucui shunguhuan Diosta yuyarishpatajca chashnami causana. Cunan punlla millai runacunataca, ama catichijchu. Chaipaj randica, yuyaimantapacha mushujyarishpa, mushuj causaita causaichij. Chashnami, Taita Dios munashca shina allita rurashpa, paita cushichishpa, ima pandata mana rurashpa causai tucunguichij.

Ñucataca mana c'uyaipaj cajpipish Diosmi c'uyahuarca. Chaillamantami, cancunataca tucuicunallatataj caita nini: Ama shuj ashtahuan, shuj ashtahuan cashcata yuyaichijchu. Ashtahuanpish Taita Dios tucui cancunaman crina yuyaita cushca shinalla, alli yuyaiyuj caichij. Ñucanchijca, shuj cuerpollapimi imalla tiyajcunataca, achcata charinchij. Chashna cashpapish, mana tucui chaicuna shujlla ruranata charinchu. Ñucanchijpish, Cristohuan shujlla tucushcamantaca, achcacuna cashpapish, shuj cuerpollami canchij. Chaimantami, caishuj chaishuj chaipurallataj canchij.

Diosca mana c'uyaipaj cajpipish c'uyashpallami ñucanchijmanca, ch'ican ch'ican rurai tucunata, pai munashca shina curca. Dios ima nishcata huillaj cashpaca, crijpi Dios cushca shinalla huillachun. Shujtajcunata servij canata cushca cajpica, servina yuyailla cachun. Yachachij cashpaca, yachachina yuyailla cachun. Maijanpish cunaj cashpaca, alli yuyaihuan cunachun. Huajchacunaman caraj cashpaca, ama mitsaj mitsajlla carachun. Pushaj cai tucushpaca, ama q'uilla q'uillalla purichun. Shujtajcunata ayudaj cashpaca, cushicuihuan ayudachun.

Shunguhuantaj c'uyanacunguichij

Shungumantataj c'uyanacuichij. Imapish mana allitaca p'iñaichij, allitaca ashtahuan ruracuichijlla. 10 Huauquipura shinataj, caishuj chaishuj c'uyanacuichij. Caishuj chaishuj randinmanta alli ninacushpa, valichinacuichij.

11 Imata ruracushpapish, ama q'uilla caichijchu. Diospaj Espíritu yuyachishca shina, rupaj shunguhuan, Apunchij Jesusta servichij. 12 Shuyacushcataca, cushicuihuan shuyaichij. Ima llaqui japijpipish, apaichijlla, Diostaca mañaracuichijlla. 13 Diospajlla cajcunapaj ima illajpica, charishcata raquinacuichij. Cancunapaj huasiman shamujcunatapish, alli chasquichijlla. 14 Cancunata llaquichijcunataca, bendiciaichij. Llaqui tucuchun ninapaj randica bendiciaichij. 15 Cushicuihuan cajcunahuanca cushicuichij, huacajcunahuanca huacaichij. 16 Caishuj chaishuj, shujlla yuyaihuan sumajta causaichij. Ama jatun tucuichijchu, ashtahuanpish huajchacunahuan apanacuichij. Ama, ‘Alli yachajmi cani’ yuyaichijchu.

17 Cancunata llaquichijcunataca, ama tigra llaquichichijchu. Tucuicunapaj ñaupajpi allita ruraichij. 18 Tucuicunahuan sumajta causangapaj ima allita rurai tucushpaca, ruraichijlla. 19 Ñuca c'uyashca crijcuna, cancunata p'iñajcunataca, ama cancunallataj llaquichichijchu. Ashtahuanpish Taita Dios llaquichichun saquichijlla. Mandaj Diosllatajmi Pai Quillcachishcapica: «Ñucami llaquichisha, ñucami paicuna japina cashcataca cusha» nicun. 20 Chashna cajpica:

«Canta p'iñaj yaricachijpica, caranguilla,
    Yacunachijpipish, yacuta cunguilla.
Chashna rurajpica Paica llaquiringami,
    ñahui pucayajta pingaringami» ninpishmi.

21 Ima millai yuyai shamujpipish, ama atichinguichu. Ashtahuanpish allita rurashpa, millaitaca mishanguitaj.