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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

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Abaruumi 12

Ssaddaaka Ennamu

1Noolwekyo abooluganda mbeegayirira olw’okusaasira kwa Katonda, muwengayo emibiri gyammwe nga ssaddaaka ennamu entukuvu esanyusa Katonda, kwe kuweereza kwammwe okw’omwoyo. So temwefaananyirizanga ba mirembe gino, naye mukyusibwe olw’okudda obuggya mu birowoozo byammwe okukakasibwa okusiimibwa kwa Katonda, okusanyusa era okw’amazima.

Kubanga njogera olw’ekisa kye naweebwa, eri buli muntu mu mmwe, obuteerowooza okusinga ekyo ky’asaanidde okulowooza, naye okulowoozanga nga yeegendereza, nga Katonda bwe yagabira buli muntu ekigera ky’okukkiriza. Kubanga nga bwe tulina ebitundu ebingi mu mubiri ogumu, ebitundu ebyo byonna bikola emirimu gya njawulo. Noolwekyo nga bwe tuli omubiri ogumu mu Kristo, buli muntu kitundu ku mubiri ogumu ogwo. Tulina ebirabo, ng’ekisa kye tulina bwe kyatuweebwa mu ngeri ey’enjawulo, oba bunnabbi, ng’ekigera ky’okukkiriza bwe kiri, oba buweereza, mu buweereza, oba omu okuyigiriza, mu kuyigiriza; oba omulala okugumya banne mu kubazzaamu amaanyi, oba omulala mu kugaba, oba omulala, okufuga n’obunyiikivu, n’omulala okulaga ekisa nga musanyufu.

Okwagala

Mube n’okwagala okutaliimu bukuusa. Mukyawenga ekibi, munywererenga ku kirungi, 10 nga mwagalana mu kwagala okw’abooluganda, nga muwaŋŋana ekitiibwa, 11 mu kunyiikira so si mu kugayaala. Musanyukirenga mu mwoyo nga muweereza Mukama, 12 nga musanyukira mu kusuubira, nga mugumiikiriza mu kubonaabona era nga munyiikira mu kusaba. 13 Mufengayo ku byetaago by’abantu ba Katonda, era mwanirizenga abagenyi.

14 Musabirenga ababayigganya; mubasabirenga so temubakolimiranga. 15 Musanyukirenga wamu n’abo abasanyuka, era mukaabirenga wamu n’abo abakaaba. 16 Buli muntu abeerenga mu mirembe muntu ne munne, nga temwegulumiza naye nga muba bakkakkamu. Temwekulumbazanga.

17 Temusasulanga kibi olw’ekibi, naye mukolenga birungi byereere eri bonna. 18 Mukolenga kyonna ekisoboka okutabagana n’abantu bonna; 19 abaagalwa, temuwalananga ggwanga, era ekiruyi mukirekere Katonda, nga bwe kyawandiikibwa nti, “Okuwoolera eggwanga kwange, nze ndisasula,” bw’ayogera Mukama. 20 “Noolwekyo omulabe wo bw’alumwanga enjala, muliisenga; bw’alumwanga ennyonta muwenga ekyokunywa, bw’okola bw’otyo olimukumira amanda g’omuliro ku mutwe gwe.” 21 Towangulwanga kibi, naye wangulanga ekibi ng’okola obulungi.