ROMANS 12:14



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“Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.”

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Romans 12:14 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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Bless εὐλογεῖτε To speak well of, i.e., (religiously) to bless (thank or invoke a benediction upon, prosper) Bless
them which persecute διώκοντας To pursue (literally or figuratively); by implication, to persecute persecute
you: ὑμᾶς You (as the objective of a verb or preposition) you
bless, εὐλογεῖτε To speak well of, i.e., (religiously) to bless (thank or invoke a benediction upon, prosper) bless
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
curse καταρᾶσθε To execrate; by analogy, to doom curse
not. μὴ (adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether not

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  • 12  Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

  • 13  Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

  • 14  Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

  • 15  Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

  • 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.


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