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Romans 12:1-21

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. 2Do 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

3For 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. 4For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your12:6 Or the faith; 7if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,12:8 Or to provide for others do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

Love in Action

9Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

14Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.12:16 Or willing to do menial work Do not be conceited.

17Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19Do 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,”12:19 Deut. 32:35 says the Lord. 20On 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.”12:20 Prov. 25:21,22

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

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Aroma 12:1-21

Magongona marĩ Muoyo

112:1 Arom 6:13, 16, 19Nĩ ũndũ ũcio, ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe witũ, ndamũthaitha tondũ wa ũrĩa Ngai anamũiguĩra tha, mwĩrute mĩĩrĩ yanyu ĩtuĩke magongona marĩ muoyo, na matheru mangĩkenia Ngai, arĩ guo ũtungata ũrĩa wagĩrĩire na wa ma wa kũgoocithia Ngai. 212:2 1Pet 1:14; Aef 4:23Mũtikanahaananie ũhoro wanyu na maũndũ marĩa mekagwo nĩ andũ a thĩ ĩno; no garũrũkai na ũndũ wa kwerũhio meciiria manyu. Hĩndĩ ĩyo nĩmũrĩhotaga kũmenya na gwĩtĩkĩra wendi ũcio wa Ngai, o wendi ũcio wake mwega ũrĩa wa kũmũkenagia, na mũkinyanĩru kũna.

312:3 Arom 15:15; Aef 3:7Nĩ ũndũ wa wega ũrĩa ndaaheirwo nĩ Ngai-rĩ, ngwĩra o mũndũ wothe wanyu atĩrĩ: Mũndũ ndakae gwĩtua mũnene gũkĩra ũrĩa aagĩrĩirwo nĩ gwĩtua, no nĩ kaba mũndũ eciiragie ũhoro wake we mwene na atue itua rĩagĩrĩru, kũringana na wĩtĩkio ũrĩa Ngai amũheete. 412:4 1Akor 12:12-14; Aef 4:16O ta ũrĩa tũrĩ na ciĩga nyingĩ thĩinĩ wa mwĩrĩ ũmwe, nacio ciĩga ici ciothe itirutaga wĩra mũthemba ũmwe-rĩ, 512:5 1Akor 6:15; Aef 2:16no taguo o na ithuĩ, o na twatuĩka tũrĩ aingĩ, tũrĩ mwĩrĩ ũmwe thĩinĩ wa Kristũ, na o kĩĩga nĩkĩohanĩtio na iria ingĩ ciothe. 612:6 1Akor 12:4, 8-10Ningĩ nĩtũheetwo iheo itiganĩte, kũringana na wega ũrĩa tũheetwo. Angĩkorwo kĩheo kĩa mũndũ nĩ kũratha mohoro-rĩ, nĩahũthĩre kĩheo kĩu kũringana na ũrĩa wĩtĩkio wake ũigana. 712:7 Aef 4:11Angĩkorwo nĩ gũtungata, nĩatungatage; na angĩkorwo nĩ kũrutana, nĩarutanage; 812:8 Atũm 15:32; 2Akor 9:5-13ningĩ angĩkorwo nĩ kũũmĩrĩria andũ, nĩakĩũmanagĩrĩrie; na angĩkorwo nĩ wa kũrũmbũiya mabata ma andũ arĩa angĩ, nĩakĩheanage na ũtaana; angĩkorwo nĩ wa gũtongoria, nĩatongoragie na kĩyo; ningĩ ũrĩa wa kũiguanĩra tha, nĩekage ũguo akenete.

Wendani

912:9 2Akor 6:6; 1Tim 1:5Wendani wanyu nĩũkoragwo nĩ ũrĩa ũtarĩ ũhinga. Thũũragai ũndũ ũrĩa mũũru; naguo ũndũ ũrĩa mwega mũkĩũrũmagie. 1012:10 Afil 2:3; Ayub 13:11Endanagai mũndũ na ũrĩa ũngĩ, mũrĩ na wendani ta wa ciana cia ithe ũmwe. Na mũndũ nĩatĩĩage ũrĩa ũngĩ gũkĩra we mwene. 1112:11 Atũm 18:25Rutagai wĩra na kĩyo, na mũreke ngoro cianyu ihĩahĩage, mũgĩtungatagĩra Mwathani. 1212:12 Ahib 10:32, 36; Luk 18:1Ikaragai mũkenete nĩ ũndũ mũrĩ na kĩĩrĩgĩrĩro, na mũkiragĩrĩrie hĩndĩ ya mathĩĩna, na mũikarage mũkĩhooyaga hĩndĩ ciothe. 1312:13 Atũm 24:17; 2Ath 4:10Teithagiai andũ a Ngai mabataro-inĩ mao. Tũũrai mũnyiitaga andũ ũgeni.

1412:14 Math 5:44Rathimagai andũ arĩa mamũnyariiraga; marathimagei na mũtikanamarume. 1512:15 Ayub 30:25Kenagai hamwe na arĩa marakena; na mũcakae na arĩa maracakaya. 1612:16 Thab 131:1; Isa 5:21; Arom 15:5Tũũrai mũiguanĩte mũndũ na ũrĩa ũngĩ. Tigagai gwĩtĩĩa, no mwĩtĩkagĩre kũgĩa ngwatanĩro na andũ arĩa matarĩ igweta. Tigagai kwĩona ta mũrĩ oogĩ.

1712:17 2Akor 8:21; Thim 20:22Mũtikaneke mũndũ ũũru nĩ ũndũ wa ũũru ũrĩa amwĩkĩte. Menyagĩrĩrai nĩguo mwĩkage maũndũ marĩa mangĩonwo magĩrĩire nĩ andũ othe. 1812:18 Mar 9:50Inyuĩ-rĩ, geragiai gũikarania na mũndũ o wothe na thayũ kũngĩhoteka. 1912:19 Alaw 9:18; Jer 51:36Arata akwa, mũtikanerĩhĩrie, no tigagĩriai mangʼũrĩ ma Ngai handũ, nĩgũkorwo nĩ kwandĩkĩtwo atĩrĩ: “Kũrĩhanĩria nĩ gwakwa; nĩ niĩ ngaarĩhanĩria,” ũguo nĩguo Mwathani ekuuga. 2012:20 Math 5:44; Thaam 23:4Handũ ha ũguo-rĩ:

“Thũ yaku ĩngĩkorwo ĩhũtiĩ-rĩ, mĩhe irio;

ĩngĩkorwo nĩĩnyootiĩ-rĩ, mĩhe gĩa kũnyua.

Gwĩka ũguo-rĩ, nĩkũmĩigĩrĩra makara ma mwaki mũtwe.”

21Mũtikanatoorio nĩ ũũru, no tooragiai ũũru na wega.