ROMANS 12:18

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.”

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Romans 12:18 Translation & Meaning

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If εἰ If, whether, that, etc If
it be possible, δυνατόν Powerful or capable (literally or figuratively); neuter possible possible
as much as lieth in ἐξ A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote) much lieth
you, ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you you
live peaceably εἰρηνεύοντες· To be (act) peaceful live peaceably
with μετὰ Properly, denoting accompaniment; "amid" (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive association, or accusative succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722 and less close than G4862) with
all πάντων All, any, every, the whole all
men. ἀνθρώπων Man-faced, i.e., a human being men

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  • 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.

  • 17  Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

  • 18  If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

  • 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.

  • 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.




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