ROMANS 12:2

“be not conformed to this world”

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT

This Bible verse says not to follow the present trends but rather change ourselves for the better through our thoughts and feelings so we may show the true purpose of God.

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“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.”

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Romans 12:2 Translation & Meaning

What does this verse really mean? Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Greek Scripture. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. Use this reference information to gain deeper insight into the Bible and enrich your understanding. Information based on Strong's Exhaustive Concordance[1].

KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
be συσχηματίζεσθε To fashion alike, i.e., conform to the same pattern (figuratively) be
not μὴ (adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether not
conformed συσχηματίζεσθε To fashion alike, i.e., conform to the same pattern (figuratively) conformed
to αἰῶνι Properly, an age; by extension, perpetuity (also past); by implication, the world; specially (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future) to
this τούτῳ To (in, with or by) this (person or thing) this
world: αἰῶνι Properly, an age; by extension, perpetuity (also past); by implication, the world; specially (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future) world
but ἀλλὰ Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) but
be ye transformed μεταμορφοῦσθε To transform (literally or figuratively, "metamorphose") transformed
by the τῇ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) by the
renewing ἀνακαινώσει Renovation renewing
of νοός The intellect, i.e., mind (divine or human; in thought, feeling, or will); by implication, meaning of
your ὑμῶν, Of (from or concerning) you your
mind, νοός The intellect, i.e., mind (divine or human; in thought, feeling, or will); by implication, meaning mind
that εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases that
ye ὑμᾶς You (as the objective of a verb or preposition) ye
may prove δοκιμάζειν To test (literally or figuratively); by implication, to approve prove
what τί An interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions) what
is (No Greek definition. English implied.)
that τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) that
good, ἀγαθὸν "good" (in any sense, often as noun) good
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
acceptable, εὐάρεστον Fully agreeable acceptable
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
perfect, τέλειον Complete (in various applications of labor, growth, mental and moral character, etc.); neuter (as noun, with G3588) completeness perfect
will θέλημα A determination (properly, the thing), i.e., (actively) choice (specially, purpose, decree; abstractly, volition) or (passively) inclination will
of θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) of
God. θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 3  For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

  • 4  For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:




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