Let love be without hypocrisy.
Abhor what is evil.
Cling to what is good.
Be devoted to one another
in brotherly love.
Honour one another above yourselves,
not lagging in diligence,
fervent in spirit,
serving the Lord.
Be joyful in hope,
patient and persevering in tribulation,
faithful in prayer.
Share with the Lord’s people who are in need.
Bless those who persecute you;
bless and do not curse.
Rejoice with those who rejoice;
weep with those who weep;
mourn with those who mourn.
Be of the same mind toward one another.
Live in harmony with one another.
Do not be proud,
but be willing to associate with people of low position.
Do not be conceited.
Do not be wise in your own estimation.
Never repay evil for evil to anyone.
Have 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.
Beloved, do not avenge yourselves,
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