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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Romans 12

Introduction
1God's mercies must move us to please God.
3No man must think too well of himself;
6but everyone attend on that calling wherein he is placed.
9Love, and many other duties are required of us.
19Revenge is especially forbidden.

Verse 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.
beseech
15:30; 1 Corinthians 1:10; 2 Corinthians 5:20; 6:1; 10:1; Ephesians 4:1; 1 Thessalonians 4:1,10; 5:12; Hebrews 13:22
by the
2:4; 9:23; 11:30,31; Psalms 116:12; Luke 7:47; 2 Corinthians 4:1; 5:14,15; Ephesians 2:4-10; Philippians 2:1-5; Titus 3:4-8; 1 Peter 2:10-12
that ye
6:13,16,19; Psalms 50:13,14; 1 Corinthians 6:13-20; Philippians 1:20; Hebrews 10:22
a living
Psalms 69:30,31; Hosea 14:2; 1 Corinthians 5:7,8; 2 Corinthians 4:16; Philippians 2:17; Hebrews 10:20-22; Hebrews 13:15,16; 1 Peter 2:5
acceptable
2; 15:16; Psalms 19:14; Isaiah 56:7; Jeremiah 6:20; Ephesians 5:10; Philippians 4:18; 1 Timothy 2:3; 1 Timothy 5:4; 1 Peter 2:5,20

Verse 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.
be not
Exodus 23:2; Leviticus 18:29,30; Deuteronomy 18:9-14; John 7:7; 14:30; 15:19; 17:14; 1 Corinthians 3:19; 2 Corinthians 4:4; 6:14-17; Galatians 1:4; Ephesians 2:2; 4:17-20; James 1:27; 4:4; 1 Peter 1:14,18; 4:2; 2 Peter 1:4; 2:20; 1 John 2:15-17; 3:13; 4:4,5; 5:19; Revelation 12:9; 13:8
be ye
13:14; Psalms 51:10; Ezekiel 18:31; 36:26; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 1:18; 4:22-24; Colossians 1:21,22; 3:10; Titus 3:5
prove
1; Psalms 34:8; Ephesians 5:10,17; 1 Peter 2:3
good
1; 7:12,14,22; Psalms 19:7-11; 119:47,48,72,97,103,128,174; Proverbs 3:1-4; Proverbs 3:13-18; Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 5:9; Colossians 4:12; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; 2 Timothy 3:16,17

Verse 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.
I say
6-8; 1:5; 15:15,16; 1 Corinthians 3:10; 15:10; Galatians 2:8,9; Ephesians 3:2,4,7,8; 4:7-12; Colossians 1:29; 1 Timothy 1:14; 1 Peter 4:11
not to
11:20,25; Proverbs 16:18,19; 25:27; 26:12; Ecclesiastes 7:16; Micah 6:8; Matthew 18:1-4; Luke 18:11; 1 Corinthians 4:7,8; 2 Corinthians 12:7; Galatians 6:3; Philippians 2:3-8; Colossians 2:13; James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5; 3 John 1:9
soberly
Gr. to sobriety.
1 Timothy 2:9,15; Titus 2:2,4,6,12; 1 Peter 1:13; 4:7; 5:8
according
6; John 3:34; 1 Corinthians 4:7; 12:7-11; 2 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 4:7,13,16

Verse 4
For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
1 Corinthians 12:4,12,27; Ephesians 4:15,16

Verse 5
So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
4; 1 Corinthians 10:17; 12:12-14,20,27,28; Ephesians 1:23; 4:25; 5:23,30; Colossians 1:24; Colossians 2:19

Verse 6
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
then
1:11; 1 Corinthians 1:5-7; 4:6,7; 12:4-11,28-31; 13:2; 1 Peter 4:10,11
differing according
whether
Matthew 23:34; Luke 11:49; Acts 2:17; 11:27,28; 13:1; 15:32; 21:9; 1 Corinthians 12:10,28; 13:2; 14:1,3-5,24,29,31,32; Ephesians 3:5; 4:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:20
according to the proportion
3; Acts 18:24-28; 2 Corinthians 8:12; Philippians 3:15

Verse 7
Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
ministry
Isaiah 21:8; Ezekiel 3:17-21; 33:7-9; Matthew 24:45-47; Luke 12:42-44; Acts 20:20,28; Colossians 4:17; 1 Timothy 4:16; 2 Timothy 4:2; 1 Peter 5:1-4
or he
Deuteronomy 33:10; 1 Samuel 12:23; Psalms 34:11; 51:13; Ecclesiastes 12:9; Matthew 28:19; John 3:2; Acts 13:1; Galatians 6:6; Ephesians 4:11; Colossians 1:28,29; 1 Timothy 2:7; 3:2; 5:17; 2 Timothy 2:2,24

Verse 8
Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
exhorteth
Acts 13:15; 15:32; 20:2; 1 Corinthians 14:3; 1 Thessalonians 2:3; 1 Timothy 4:13; Hebrews 10:25; 13:22
giveth
or, imparteth.
13; Deuteronomy 15:8-11,14; Job 31:16-20; Psalms 112:9; Proverbs 22:9; Ecclesiastes 11:1,2,6; Isaiah 32:5,8; 58:7-11; Matthew 6:2-4; 25:40; Luke 21:1-4; Acts 2:44-46; 4:33-35; Acts 11:28-30; 2 Corinthians 8:1-9,12; 1 Thessalonians 2:8; 1 Peter 4:9-11
with simplicity
or, liberally.
2 Corinthians 1:12; 8:2; 11:3; Ephesians 6:5; Colossians 3:22
ruleth
13:6; Genesis 18:19; Psalms 101:1-8; Acts 13:12; 20:28; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-14; 1 Timothy 3:4,5; 5:17; Hebrews 13:7,17,24; 1 Peter 5:2,3
with diligence
Ecclesiastes 9:10
shewth
Deuteronomy 16:11,14,15; Psalms 37:21; Isaiah 64:5; 2 Corinthians 9:7

Verse 9
Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
love
2 Samuel 20:9,10; Psalms 55:21; Proverbs 26:25; Ezekiel 33:31; Matthew 26:49; John 12:6; 2 Corinthians 6:6; 8:8; 1 Thessalonians 2:3; 1 Timothy 1:5; James 2:15,16; 1 Peter 1:22; 4:8; 1 John 3:18-20
Abhor
Psalms 34:14; 36:4; 45:7; 97:10; 101:3; 119:104,163; Proverbs 8:13; Amos 5:15; Hebrews 1:9
cleave
Acts 11:23; 1 Thessalonians 5:15; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 3:10,11

Verse 10
Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
kindly
John 13:34,35; 15:17; 17:21; Acts 4:32; Galatians 5:6,13,22; Ephesians 4:1-3; Colossians 1:4; 1 Thessalonians 4:9; 2 Thessalonians 1:3; Hebrews 13:1; 1 Peter 1:22; 2:17; 3:8,9; 2 Peter 1:7; 1 John 2:9-11; 3:10-18; 4:11,20,21; 5:1,2
with brotherly love
or, in the love of the brethren.
Job 1:4; Psalms 133:1
in honour
Genesis 13:9; Matthew 20:26; Luke 14:10; Philippians 2:3; 1 Peter 5:5

Verse 11
Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
slothful
Exodus 5:17; Proverbs 6:6-9; 10:26; 13:4; 18:9; 22:29; 24:30-34; 26:13-16; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Isaiah 56:10; Matthew 25:26; Acts 20:34,35; Ephesians 4:28; 1 Thessalonians 4:11,12; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-12; 1 Timothy 5:13; Hebrews 6:10,11
fervent
Matthew 24:12; Acts 18:25; Colossians 4:12,13; James 5:16; 1 Peter 1:22; 4:8; Revelation 2:4; Revelation 3:15,16
serving
1 Corinthians 7:22; Ephesians 6:5-8; Colossians 3:22-24; 4:1; Titus 2:9,10; Hebrews 12:28

Verse 12
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
Rejoicing
5:2,3; 15:13; Psalms 16:9-11; 71:20-23; 73:24-26; Proverbs 10:28; 14:32; Lamentations 3:24-26; Habakkuk 3:17,18; Matthew 5:12; Luke 10:20; 1 Corinthians 13:13; Philippians 3:1; 4:4; Colossians 1:27; 1 Thessalonians 5:8,16; 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17; Titus 2:13; 3:7; Hebrews 3:6; 6:17-19; 1 Peter 1:3-8; 4:13; 1 John 3:1-3
patient
2:7; 5:3,4; 8:25; 15:4; Psalms 37:7; 40:1; Luke 8:15; 21:19; Colossians 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 1:3; 2 Thessalonians 1:4; 3:5; 1 Timothy 6:11; 2 Timothy 3:10; Hebrews 6:12,15; 10:36; 12:1; James 1:3,4; 5:7,10,11; 1 Peter 2:19,20; 2 Peter 1:6; Revelation 13:10
continuing
Genesis 32:24-26; Job 27:8-10; Psalms 55:16,17; 62:8; 109:4; Jeremiah 29:12,13; Daniel 9:18,19; Luke 11:5-13; 18:1-8,9-43; Acts 1:14; 2:42; 6:4; 12:5; 2 Corinthians 12:8; Ephesians 6:18,19; Philippians 4:6,7; Colossians 4:2,12; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; Hebrews 5:7; James 5:15,16; 1 Peter 4:7; 1 John 5:14,15

Verse 13
Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
Distributing
8; 15:25-28; Psalms 41:1; Acts 4:35; 9:36-41; 10:4; 20:34,35; 1 Corinthians 16:1,2; 2 Corinthians 8:1-4; 9:1,12; Galatians 6:10; Philemon 1:7; Hebrews 6:10; 13:16; 1 John 3:17
given
Genesis 18:2-8; 19:1-3; 1 Timothy 3:2; 5:10; Titus 1:8; Hebrews 13:2; 1 Peter 4:9

Verse 14
Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
21; Job 31:29,30; Matthew 5:44; Luke 6:28; 23:34; Acts 7:60; 1 Corinthians 4:12,13; 1 Thessalonians 5:15; James 3:10; 1 Peter 2:21-23; 3:9

Verse 15
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
Rejoice
Isaiah 66:10-14; Luke 1:58; 15:5-10; Acts 11:23; 1 Corinthians 12:26; 2 Corinthians 2:3; Philippians 2:17,18,28
weep
Nehemiah 1:4; Job 2:11; Psalms 35:13,14; Jeremiah 9:1; John 11:19,33-36; 2 Corinthians 11:29; Philippians 2:26; Hebrews 13:3

Verse 16
Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
of the
15:5; 6:2; 2 Chronicles 30:12; Jeremiah 32:39; Acts 4:32; 1 Corinthians 1:10; Philippians 1:27; 2:2,3; Philippians 3:16; 4:2; 1 Peter 3:8
Mind
Psalms 131:1,2; Jeremiah 45:5; Matthew 18:1-4; 20:21-28; Luke 4:6-11; 22:24-27; 1 Peter 5:3; 3 John 1:9; Revelation 13:7,8
condescend to men of low estate
or, be contented with mean things.
Job 31:13-16; 36:5; Proverbs 17:5; 19:7,17,22; Matthew 6:25,26; 11:5; 26:11; Luke 6:20; 14:13; Philippians 4:11-13; 1 Timothy 6:6-9; Hebrews 13:5; James 2:5,6
Be not
11:25; Proverbs 3:7; 26:12; Isaiah 5:21; 1 Corinthians 3:18; 4:10; 6:5; 8:2; James 3:13-17

Verse 17
Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
Recompense
19; Proverbs 20:22; Matthew 5:39; 1 Thessalonians 5:15; 1 Peter 3:9
Provide
14:16; 1 Corinthians 6:6,7; 13:4,5; 2 Corinthians 8:20,21; Philippians 4:8,9; Colossians 4:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:22; 1 Timothy 5:14; Titus 2:4,5; 1 Peter 2:12; 3:16

Verse 18
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
14:17,19; 2 Samuel 20:19; Psalms 34:14; 120:5-7; Proverbs 12:20; Matthew 5:5,9; Mark 9:50; 1 Corinthians 7:15; 2 Corinthians 13:11; Galatians 5:22; Ephesians 4:3; Colossians 3:14,15; 1 Thessalonians 5:13; 2 Timothy 2:22; Hebrews 12:14; James 3:16-18; 1 Peter 3:11

Verse 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.
avenge
14,17; Leviticus 19:18; 1 Samuel 25:26,33; Proverbs 24:17-19,29; Ezekiel 25:12
give
Matthew 5:39; Luke 6:27-29; 9:55,56
Vengeance
13:4; Deuteronomy 32:35,43; Psalms 94:1-3; Nahum 1:2,3; Hebrews 10:30

Verse 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.
if thine
Exodus 23:4,5; 1 Samuel 24:16-19; 26:21; Proverbs 25:21,22; Matthew 5:44
coals
Psalms 120:4; 140:10; Song of Solomon 8:6,7

Verse 21
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Proverbs 16:32; Luke 6:27-30; 1 Peter 3:9

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