Without Hypocrisy

Let love be without hypocrisy. 
Detest what is evil;
cling to what is good.
Be devoted to one another
in brotherly love;
give preference
to one another in honor,
not lagging behind in diligence,
fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
rejoicing in hope,
persevering in tribulation,
devoted to prayer,
contributing to the needs of the saints,
practicing hospitality.

Bless those who persecute you;
bless and do not curse.
Rejoice with those who rejoice,
and weep with those who weep.
Be of the same mind toward one another;
do not be haughty in mind,
but associate with the lowly.
Do not be wise in your own opinion.

Never repay evil for evil to anyone.
Urge regard for good things in the sight of all men.
If it is possible, as much as depends on you,
live peaceably with all men.

Never take your own revenge, beloved,
but leave room for the wrath of God,
for it is written:
Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.
But if your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him a drink;
for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head

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

~ Romans 12:9-21

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