1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of Elohim, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, consecrated and acceptable to Elohim, by means of reasonable service. 2Do not imitate the way of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, that you may discern what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of Elohim. 3For I say to all of you, through the compassion which is given to me, not to think of yourselves beyond what you ought to think; but to think soberly, every man according to the measure of absolute trust which Elohim has distributed to him. 4For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same function, 5so we, being many, are one body in Mashi’akh, and every one members one of another. 6Having then gifts differing according to the compassion that is given to us: some have the gift of nevu’ah, according to the measure of absolute trust, 7some have the gift of ministration, in their ministry; and some of teaching, in their doctrine. 8Some of consolation, in consoling; he that gives, let him do it with sincerity; he that rules, with diligence; he that shows mercy, with cheerfulness. 9Let not your love be deceitful. Abhor that which is evil; hold fast to that which is good. 10Be kindly affectionate one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another; 11not slothful in business, fervent in spirit, serving your Master; 12rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, persevering in prayer; 13distributing to the necessity of the k’doshim, given to hospitality. 14Bless them who persecute you; bless, and curse not. 15Rejoice with them who rejoice, and weep with them who weep. 16Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not vain glory, but associate with those who are humble. Be not wise in your own conceits. 17Recompense to no man evil for evil, but be diligent to do good things before the presence of all men. 18If it is possible, as much as lies in you, make shalom with all men. 19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather restrain your wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is mine; I will execute justice for you, says Elohim.” 20Therefore, if your enemy hungers, feed him; if he thirsts, give him drink; for in so doing, you shall heap coals of fire on his head. 21Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
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