Romans 12:12, ESV: "Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer." From the detailed description there given, we gather that it was a kind of powerful and inspired preaching which, unlike the gift of tongues, was strictly within the control of the person who possessed it. He who gives “to be seen of men,” or with any selfish motive, exhausts thereby the merit of the act, see Matthew 6:2 et seq. CHAPTER 12. In the first two verses of the chapter he speaks of this in general terms, but then goes on to give a number of special precepts in no very distinct arrangement or order. (Comp. He says, "Don't be conformed to this world, but be transformed (20) Thou shalt heap coals of fire.—Comp. # 12:1 lives Literally, “bodies.”. Necessity.—Some of the Græco-Latin manuscripts and fathers here read, memories, or commemorations, by a slight change of letters, “taking part in the commemorations of the saints,” as if the allusion was to the later ecclesiastical usage of holding festivals in honour of martyrs. “To be conformed to this world” is to act as other men do, heathen who know not God; in opposition to this the Apostle exhorts his readers to undergo that total change which will bring them more into accordance with the will of God. I beseech you therefore--in view of all that has been advanced in the foregoing part of this Epistle. Negatively, we are not to be passively conformed to this world. The fact that this is a persuasive discourse adds more weight to Romans 12. Romans 12 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by Charles Ellicott has been an oft consulted resource by many a preacher! Do not ask him to do bad things to them. You will know what pleases God. The Destruction of Jerusalem - Proof of Christianity ... Romans 12:16. 17 If someone has done bad things against you, do not do bad things back to them. ÷ROMANS 12:14-21. Vengeance is mine; I will repay.—The form of this quotation, which differs both from the LXX. And what they lost brought rich blessings to the non-Jewish people. It is to exalt our views respecting the blessings Christ has procured for us, by comparing them with the evil which followed upon the fall of our first father; and by showing that these blessings not only extend to … I consider myself to be a slave of *Christ Jesus. Prophecy.—The gift of prophecy is treated at length in 1 Corinthians 14. The scholar will observe that in this way of taking the passage, the Greek word for “condescend” (sunapagomenoi) has to be a little forced, or at least is not so expressive and natural as in the other. Romans 12:1-5 Not Imitation but Incarnation; Romans 12:6-16 No Room for Envy in the Church; Romans 12:14-21 Dealing With Disagreements; Romans 12:38 Members of the Body; EXPLORE THE BIBLE 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. 12 Their mistake brought rich blessings to the world. 12 Therefore, I urge you,(A)brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,(B)holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.2 Do not conform(C)to the pattern of this world,(D)but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. The kindness of charity is doubled when it is done in a cheerful and kindly way. The reference is to a state of things in which the Christian was liable to be persecuted and driven from city to city, and often compelled to seek for shelter with those who held the same faith as himself. 9 Really love other people, not like a hypocrite. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. and from the Hebrew, is precisely similar to that in Hebrews 10:30. This is merely a strong way of characterizing all undue self-elevation. The reference is to the well-known poverty of the early Christian communities. 7 God helps some people to serve others. What is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.—The “will of God” is here, not the divine attribute of will, but the thing willed by God, the right course of action. Romans 12 – Living the Christian Life A. The foundation for Christian living. They should do that well. In spirit—i.e., not “in the Holy Spirit,” but “in that part of you which is spirit.”. Always continue to pray. He that teacheth.—Comp. It would naturally lead us to expect a similar play upon words in the Greek. 2 Don’t be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Psalms 18:12-14, where the phrase “coals of fire” is used of the divine vengeance. It might mean “a service demanded by reason.” Such, however is not the sense of the Greek, but rather “a service of the reason,” i.e., a service rendered by the reason. Instead, let God be angry and punish them. Always be happy to let people stay in your home. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". Romans 11:25, and Proverbs 3:7. It’s like Paul is saying at the beginning of Romans 12, “Since God has given such wonderful mercies to us, the least we can do is present our bodies to God!” What is a living sacrifice? This last is the most literal rendering, and brings out the resemblance to Matthew 23:13, et al. PRESENT YOUR BODIES A LIVING SACRIFICE. Try to live in a good way so that people will respect you. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Be patient when the flail falls heavily. “The mind” here is not strictly identical with what we now mean by “conscience;” it is, as it were, the rational part of conscience, to which the moral quality needs to be superadded. The same word is applied to “presbyters” in 1 Thessalonians 5:12; 1 Timothy 5:17; and to heads of families in 1 Timothy 3:4-5; 1 Timothy 3:12. 12 Be happy, because you can trust God to do what he says. Patient in tribulation.—This virtue was, of course, specially needed in the troublous times through which the Church was passing. Bible Commentaries (1) At this point the Apostle turns from the speculative, or doctrinal, portion of his Epistle, and begins a series of... (2) Be not conformed . The foundation for Christian living. Romans 12:12 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 12:12, NIV: "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." It included more especially the distribution of alms and the care of the poor, the sick, widows, etc. DUTIES OF BELIEVERS, GENERAL AND PARTICULAR. Different kinds of grace, with different forms of expression, are given to different individuals, and they are to be cherished and used accordingly. So, again, in the next verse, the “hospitality” of which the Apostle speaks is something more than the ordinary entertainment of friends. While the argument of the letter to the Romans opened with a preoccupation regarding God’s anger (1:18-32), this section of the letter opens with an embrace of God’s mercies. PRESENT YOUR BODIES A LIVING SACRIFICE. The doctrinal teaching of this Epistle is now followed up by a series of exhortations to practical duty. . Greek: kai me suschematizesthe to aioni touto, alla metamorphousthe te anakainosei tou noos eis to dokimazein humas ti to thelema tou Theou, to agathon kai euareston kai teleion. Simplicity.—With singleness of motive, desiring only God’s glory, and to benefit the object for which he gives, and with no secret thought of self-exaltation. Romans 12:1 "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." Romans 12:12-13. The best manuscripts are wonderfully free from corruptions of this kind, and even inferior manuscripts admit them to a much smaller extent than might have been expected. The view first stated is to be preferred. That’s the most sensible way to serve God. Please leave your own comment so that we can all learn from one another. Romans 12:13-14. 14 Ask God to bless people who cause trouble for you. 451201 > ROMANS 12:1-21 HERE we enter on the second division of this Epistle, where Paul, according to his accustomed method, enforces the duties of believers, by arguments dependent on his previous exhibition of the grand and influential doctrines of the Gospel.These doctrines, as well as all the commandments of God, may be summed up in one word, namely, in\parLOVE. .—Let your purposes be such that all men shall recognise their complete integrity. There is a class of religious minds which is especially apt to forget this. Perhaps no shorter advice is to be given than “become Christians.”. Its object was to provide for the practical business as opposed to the spiritual ministrations of the Church. On the other hand, in the Epistles of a writer like St. Paul, it does not by any means follow that because the word for “high” is neuter that for “low estate” must be neuter too. Romans 12 Commentary; EASY ENGLISH. Condescend to men of low estate.—Probably, on the whole, rightly translated in our version; “Let yourselves be carried on in the stream with those who are beneath yourselves in rank and station; mix with them freely; be ready to lend them a helping hand if ever they need, and do this in a simple and kindly way; do not let any social assumptions keep you at a distance.” “Accommodate yourselves,” or “condescend”—of course without any conscious idea or appearance of condescension. The other most plausible interpretation would be, “Give room to the wrath of your adversary; let it spend itself; resist not evil,” etc., as in Matthew 5:39. Bibliography InformationEllicott, Charles John. They will become sorry because of what they did to you.’. Let us wait on . (14) Bless them which persecute you.—Apparently with allusion to Matthew 5:44. The inward inspiration and the outward deliverance must keep pace, and advance step by step together. (2) Be not conformed . He has given to each of us different gifts so that we can serve him. Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a … Charitable Incorporated Organisation 1162807, https://www.facebook.com/BibleEasyEnglish/. This is brought out with emphatic repetition in the phrase “to be minded unto the being sober-minded,” i.e., to keep sobriety of mind constantly in view as the object or ideal towards which all the thoughts and feelings converge. 1 So I beg you, brothers and sisters, because of the great mercy God has shown us, offer your lives. Stand aside yourself as a mere spectator, and let the wrath of God have free course to accomplish itself as He shall think well. Other examples would be the insertion of the phrase “and fasting” in Mark 9:29, and the addition of the doxology to the Lord’s prayer in Matthew 6:13. Then you will win against the bad things that people do. Romans 12 Commentary by William Sanday; THEODORE EPP. . And what they lost brought rich blessings to the non-Jewish people. 1. It is, however, essential that the estimate which each man puts upon the strength of his own faith, should be thoroughly single-minded and sincere, nor biased by self-love. Romans 12:1-2 & 13:8-14 ESV Easy-Print Commentary Romans 12:1-2 & 13:8-14 ESV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary English Standard Version and Student Study Handout for Romans 12:1-2 & 13:8-14 I beseech you therefore, brethren — Paul uses to suit his exhortations to the doctrines he has been delivering. (Read Romans 5:12-14) The design of what follows is plain. Serving the Lord.—Some of the extant Græco-Latin codices, and others known to Origen and Jerome, read here by a slight change of vowels “serving the time”; no doubt wrongly, though the expression might be compared with 1 Corinthians 7:29; Ephesians 5:16, et al. When informed by an evil principle, it becomes an instrument of evil; when informed by the Spirit, it is an instrument of good. 6 God has been kind to us. 1 Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable (Greek: euareston—well-pleasing) to God, which is your spiritual (Greek: logiken—rational, genuine, true) service (Greek: latreian—service). This is what is written in the Bible: If he is thirsty, give him something to drink. 16 Always try to agree and to be friends with each other. Romans 12:1-21. He that ruleth.—He who holds any position of prominence or importance in the Church. But there is to be this distinction between the old Jewish sacrifices and the Christian sacrifice: the one was of dead animals, the other of the living man. A. 8 If God has helped you to make others strong, then you should do that. Those people should trust God to tell them what to say. Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to him. Do not be proud. This world.—Not here the same word as that which is used, e.g., in 1 John 2:15-17, but another, which signifies rather the state of the world as it existed at the Coming of Christ, as opposed to the newly-inaugurated Messianic reign. 18 If it is possible, try always to be friends with other people. Romans 12:1. That is the true way to worship God. And first, the all-comprehensive duty. Hate anything that is bad. Romans 12 Romans 12:2 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. (16) Be of the same mind . The sense, “Allow time for your own anger to cool,” cannot be got out of the Greek. It will disarm the enemy, and turn him into a friend. 1 Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable (Greek: euareston—well-pleasing) to God, which is your spiritual (Greek: logiken—rational, genuine, true) service (Greek: latreian—service). 1 My Christian friends, God has been very kind to us. The history of St. Paul himself, which is one of almost constant conflict, shows that this would not always be possible. The danger, therefore, is that the expression of sympathy should be unreal and insincere. Be patient when you have troubles. Commentary on Romans 12:3-8 (Read Romans 12:3-8) Pride is a sin in us by nature; we need to be cautioned and armed against it. Yes, ask him to be kind to them. It performs the process of discrimination between good and evil, and so supplies the data to conscience. A Living Sacrifice. Romans 12:12. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 12:9-21 EXEGESIS: ROMANS 12. According as God hath dealt to every man.—The standard of action which each Christian ought to propose to himself should be in proportion to the amount of his faith as given to him by God. So here, but in a strictly metaphorical sense, it means, “Thou shalt take the best and most summary vengeance upon him.” There may be the underlying idea of awakening in the adversary the pangs of shame and remorse. Such references occur (as we should expect) more frequently in the Epistle of St. James. The idea contained in sacrifice is that of dedication. We bring our bodies to the new life, and so Paul writes in Romans 12, “I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship” (Romans 12:1). J.B. Phillips has an outstanding and memorable translation of Romans 12:1-2: . If you help your enemies, they will be ashamed. According to the proportion of faith.—It seems best to take this, not as having reference to the objective rule of faith or doctrine, the due proportions of which are to be preserved, but rather of the active faculty of faith present in him who prophesies. “Not to be high-minded beyond that which he ought to be minded, but to be minded unto sober-mindedness.” Our words, “to be minded,” “high-minded,” &c., very nearly express the sense of the Greek, which is to have the thoughts and feelings habitually turned in a certain direction. 19 My friends, if someone has done bad things to you, do not try to punish them yourselves. Abhor that which is evil.—This clause seems linked on to the last through the word “without hypocrisy”: “Let your love arise from genuine and deep emotion; let the basis of your character be an intense hatred of evil and as strong an adhesion to good.” The Apostle does not here enter into the more difficult question as to how those in whom these emotions are naturally weak are to strengthen them. The one prevailing impression left on his mind, both by the argument just ended and by the whole previous portion of the Epistle, is a profound sense of the merciful and benevolent purposes of God, who, out of seeming evil, only educes the highest good. Acts 9:13; Acts 26:10.) The worshipper must offer, or present, before God, himself, with all his living energies and powers directed consciously to God’s service. Serve him with everything that you have and that will please him. The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans Commentary by DAVID BROWN CHAPTER 12 Rom 12:1-21. By the renewing of your mind.—“The mind” (i.e., the mental faculties, reason, or understanding) is in itself neutral. http://www.calvaryhillsboro.org/ Subscribe To Watch More: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMljrvWnX5HWCHwB-GAbCsw Thank you for … Let thine eye look upon no evil thing, and it hath become a sacrifice; let thy tongue speak nothing filthy, and it hath become an offering; let thy hand do no lawless deed, and it hath become a whole burnt offering. To every man that is among you.—A rather more pointed expression than simply “to you all,” “to each one of you severally and individually.”. It has entered into the social code, and belongs as much to the gentleman as the Christian. Then you will understand what God wants you to do. See Romans 1:9, Romans 1:25; Romans 12:1, Galatians 4:8, Galatians 4:9; 1 Thessalonians 1:9; Matthew 6:24. Introduction 1:1-17. The “renewed mind,” or the mind acting under the influence of the Spirit, comes very near to “conscience” in the sense in which the word is used by Bishop Butler. Read Romans 12 commentary using Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete). 16 Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. THE CONTEXT Romans 12:1-8 establishes the foundation upon which 12:9-21 is built. Be patient when you have troubles. This sense is still strong upon him, and he makes it the link of transition by which the earnest practical exhortations which follow are bound to what precedes. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/romans-12.html. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Paul appeals to Roman Christians "to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God" (v. 1). He sees his errors, and learns from them. The word for “kindly affectioned” is specially used of the family relation, and is, therefore, appropriately applied to the brotherhood of the Christian family. So surely the world will get much richer blessings when enough Jews become the kind of people God wants. The institution of this office is described in Acts 6:1-5. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 12:1-8 EXEGESIS: ROMANS 12:1-2. 13 If any of God's people need anything, then help them with what you have. Romans 12 Contemporary English Version (CEV) Christ Brings New Life. The functions of the diaconate are called “serving tables” (i.e., in the literal sense, “providing food” for those who needed it) in Acts 6:2-3, and “helps” in 1 Corinthians 12:28. They will see that you do good things. The infliction of vengeance is not a sign of strength, but of weakness. They are: Freedom from death (5:12-21) Freedom from sin (6:1-23) Freedom from a dysfunctional relationship to the law … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 12… "Commentary on Romans 12:4". (1) At this point the Apostle turns from the speculative, or doctrinal, portion of his Epistle, and begins a series of practical exhortations to his readers as to their lives as Christians. 11 Do not be lazy, but always work hard. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 12:1-2. So, again, in the next verse, the “hospitality” of which the Apostle speaks is something more than the ordinary entertainment of friends. . You will know what is good. (9-21) Now follow to the end of the chapter a number of general exhortations, not addressed to particular persons or classes, but to the Church at large. Every one.—A somewhat peculiar phrase in the Greek, not found in this form in classical writers, meaning “as individuals.”, Members one of another.—Strictly speaking, the members are called members in their relation to the body, and not in their relation to each other. Because of that, I say this to every one of you: Do not think that you are better than you really are. Another rendering would be “condescend to lowly things,” in which case the sense would be nearly equivalent to that of Keble’s well-known and beautiful lines—. but be ye transformed.—Here the English is somewhat misleading. It is the bully on the playground that enthralls everyone, gathering devotees, terrorizing would-be opponents into silence, enslaving all. Therefore.—We may well believe that the Apostle having brought his argument up to a climax at the close of the last chapter, would make a pause in his dictation, and perhaps not resume it until another sitting. Romans 12:2 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. —The Christian’s hope, of which we have had more in Romans 8:20-25. Continue to do things that are good. It is the difference between an outward conformity or disguise and a thorough inward assimilation. EXEGESIS: ROMANS 12:1-2. Prove.—As elsewhere, “discriminate, and so approve.” The double process is included: first, of deciding what the will of God is; and, secondly, of choosing and acting upon it. 14 Ask God to bless people who cause trouble for you. Patient in tribulation; The word “tribulation” signifies threshing as with a flail. The Christian is not to copy the fleeting fashions of the present time, but to be wholly transfigured in view of that higher mode of existence, in strict accordance with God’s will, that he has chosen. (19) Give place unto wrath.—It seems best to understand this of “the wrath of God” (indicated in the Greek, here as elsewhere, by the use of the article). All Christians, viewed collectively, make up one body, the unity of which is supplied by their relation to Christ. It is not, however, necessary to suppose that St. Paul had actually seen one of these. 1. Always be happy to let people stay in your home. The Book of Romans. He that giveth.—In this and the following phrases the Apostle passes on from considering the definite functions of the ministry to those which were common to all members of the Church; “giveth” is therefore here to be taken in a wide sense. 12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Romans 12 Commentary by William Sanday; THEODORE EPP. If God has helped you to share your things with others, do that seriously. (4, 5) In the church there must be a graduation, a hierarchy, a division of labour, every one doing that for which he is best fitted, just as in the body one member has one office assigned to it, and another another. The Apostle assumes that this will be the case. Give Your Lives to God. Just as under the old dispensation the mind expressed its devotion through the ritual of sacrifice, so now under the new dispensation its worship takes the form of a self-dedication; its service consists in holiness of life, temperance, soberness, and chastity. There is, perhaps, another reference to the Sermon on the Mount in 1 Corinthians 7:10. Go to, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. (18) The Christian can only be responsible for himself. Romans 12:2 English Standard Version (ESV). Sep 24, 2017 - Paul's letter to the Romans - A free Bible Version and Commentary on the New Testament Book of Romans in Easy English. You will know what is completely right. 1905. Read Romans 12 commentary using Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete). Viewed individually, they stand to each other in the same sort of relation as the different limbs and organs of the natural body, as foot and hand, or hand and eye. (6) Gifts differing according to the grace.—The English loses a point here. A living sacrifice.—“How is the body to become a sacrifice? 12 Be happy, because you can trust God to do what he says. 4 Each part of our body works in a different way. Offer your bodies to him like a sacrifice that continues to live. Living the Christian Life. Paul is using the language of Old Testament animal sacrifice to express the idea of a complete giving of oneself to God. God helps some people to speak his messages clearly. 1 Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable (Greek: euareston—well-pleasing) to God, which is your spiritual (Greek: logiken—rational, genuine, true) service (Greek: latreian—service). Fervent.—In the literal and etymological sense boiling or seething. We Belong Together Sin, in the singular, is a power in Paul’s thought. A Life of Giftedness (vv. Romans: Paul's Letter to the Romans; CHARLES ELLICOTT - editor. Matthew 5:14-16; 2 Corinthians 8:21.). Do not think that you know everything. Just as being enslaved to sin was an embodied existence, so is being alive to God. Do not be wise in your own estimation. It was probably just about the time that St. Paul was writing this Epistle, or at most a year or two later, that the series of compositions which ultimately took the shape of our present Gospels began. © MissionAssist 2020 J.B. Phillips has an outstanding and memorable translation of Romans 12:1-2: With eyes wide open to the mercies of God, I beg you, my brothers, as an act of intelligent worship, to give Him your bodies, as a living sacrifice, consecrated to Him and acceptable by Him. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the la… Yes, ask him to be kind to them. . Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 12:1-2. Humility is necessary to the Christian not only in his dealings with others, but also to keep his mind open and teachable. PRESENT YOUR BODIES A LIVING SACRIFICE. Because of that, I really want you to serve God with your whole life. 2 - Why God gave the Bible firstly to the Jews. The History of the English Bible . 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