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Romans 12

A Living Sacrifice

1Therefore, 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. 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.

Humble Service in the Body of Christ

For by the grace given me 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. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your[a] faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,[b] do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

Love in Action

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.[c] Do not be conceited.

17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[d] says the Lord. 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]

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Footnotes

  1. Romans 12:6 Or the
  2. Romans 12:8 Or to provide for others
  3. Romans 12:16 Or willing to do menial work
  4. Romans 12:19 Deut. 32:35
  5. Romans 12:20 Prov. 25:21,22

Mawu a Mulungu mu Chichewa Chalero

Aroma 12

Nsembe za Moyo

1Nʼchifukwa chake ine ndikukupemphani abale, mwa chifundo cha Mulungu, kuti mupereke matupi anu monga nsembe yamoyo, yopatulika ndi yokondweretsa Mulungu. Nsembeyi ndiye kupembedza kwanu kwa uzimu. Musafanizidwenso ndi makhalidwe a dziko lino koma musandulike pokonzanso maganizo anu. Ndipo mudzadziwa ndi kuzindikira chifuniro chabwino cha Mulungu chomwe ndi chokondweretsa ndi changwiro.

Chifukwa cha chisomo chopatsidwa kwa ine, ndinena kwa aliyense wa inu kuti musadziyenereze nokha kuposa mmene mulili. Koma mudziganizire nokha modzichepetsa, molingana ndi muyeso wa chikhulupiriro chimene Mulungu wakupatsani. Pakuti monga aliyense wa ife ali ndi thupi limodzi koma ziwalo zambiri, ziwalozi sizili ndi ntchito yofanana. Momwemonso mwa Khristu ife amene tili ambiri tipanga thupi limodzi ndipo chiwalo chilichonse ndi cholumikizika ku chinzake. Ife tili ndi mphatso zosiyana, molingana ndi chisomo chopatsidwa kwa ife. Ngati mphatso ya munthu ndi kunenera, musiyeni ayigwiritse ntchito molingana ndi chikhulupiriro chake. Ngati ndi kutumikira, musiyeni atumikire. Ngati ndi kuphunzitsa, musiyeni aphunzitse. Ngati ndi kulimbikitsa, musiyeni alimbikitse. Ngati ndi kupereka kuthandiza osowa, musiyeni apereke mowolowamanja. Ngati ndi utsogoleri, musiyeni alamulire mosamala. Ngati ndi kuonetsa chifundo, musiyeni achite mosangalala.

Chikondi

Chikondi chikhale chopanda chinyengo. Dana nacho choyipa; gwiritsitsa chabwino. 10 Mukondane kwathunthu monga abale. Lemekezanani wina ndi mnzake kuposa inu eni. 11 Musakhale aulesi mʼmachitidwe anu. Khalani achangu mu mzimu ndipo tumikirani Ambuye. 12 Kondwerani mʼchiyembekezo, pirirani mʼmasautso ndiponso khulupirikani mʼpemphero. 13 Gawanani ndi anthu a Mulungu amene ali ndi chosowa. Cherezani alendo.

14 Adalitseni amene akuzunzani. Adalitseni ndipo musawatemberere. 15 Kondwani pamodzi ndi amene akukondwa ndipo lirani ndi amene akulira. 16 Muyanjane wina ndi mnzake. Musakhale onyada, koma lolani kuyanjana ndi anthu wamba. Musaganize kuti mumadziwa zonse.

17 Musabwezere choyipa ndi choyipa kwa aliyense. Samalitsani kuchita chabwino pamaso pa aliyense. 18 Ngati nʼkotheka, khalani mwamtendere ndi aliyense monga momwe mungathere. 19 Okondedwa anga, musabwezere choyipa, koma lekerani Mulungu. Pakuti kwalembedwa, “Kubwezera chilango nʼkwanga. Ndidzawalanga ndine,” akutero Ambuye. 20 Koma,

“Ngati mdani wako ali ndi njala, mupatse chakudya.
    Ngati ali ndi ludzu, mupatse kanthu kakumwa.
Pochita ichi, udzamuwunjikira makala amoto pamutu pake.”

21 Musagonjetsedwe ndi choyipa, koma gonjetsani choyipa pochita chabwino.