Ro. 12:17 KJV (With Strong’s)

apodidomi (Greek #591)
to give away, i.e. up, over, back, etc. (in various applications)
KJV usage: deliver (again), give (again), (re-)pay(-ment be made), perform, recompense, render, requite, restore, reward, sell, yield.
Pronounce: ap-od-eed'-o-mee
Origin: from 575 and 1325
l to no man
medeis (Greek #3367)
not even one (man, woman, thing)
KJV usage: any (man, thing), no (man), none, not (at all, any man, a whit), nothing, + without delay.
Pronounce: may-dice'
Origin: μηδεμία (may-dem-ee'-ah), and the neuter μηδέν (may-den') from 3361 and 1520
kakos (Greek #2556)
worthless (intrinsically, such; whereas 4190 properly refers to effects), i.e. (subjectively) depraved, or (objectively) injurious
KJV usage: bad, evil, harm, ill, noisome, wicked.
Pronounce: kak-os'
Origin: apparently a primary word
anti (Greek #473)
opposite, i.e. instead or because of (rarely in addition to)
KJV usage: for, in the room of. Often used in composition to denote contrast, requital, substitution, correspondence, etc.
Pronounce: an-tee'
Origin: a primary particle
kakos (Greek #2556)
worthless (intrinsically, such; whereas 4190 properly refers to effects), i.e. (subjectively) depraved, or (objectively) injurious
KJV usage: bad, evil, harm, ill, noisome, wicked.
Pronounce: kak-os'
Origin: apparently a primary word
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pronoeo (Greek #4306)
to consider in advance, i.e. look out for beforehand (actively, by way of maintenance for others; middle voice by way of circumspection for oneself)
KJV usage: provide (for).
Pronounce: pron-o-eh'-o
Origin: from 4253 and 3539
thingsm honest
kalos (Greek #2570)
properly, beautiful, but chiefly (figuratively) good (literally or morally), i.e. valuable or virtuous (for appearance or use, and thus distinguished from 18, which is properly intrinsic)
KJV usage: X better, fair, good(-ly), honest, meet, well, worthy.
Pronounce: kal-os'
Origin: of uncertain affinity
in the sight of
enopion (Greek #1799)
in the face of (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: before, in the presence (sight) of, to.
Pronounce: en-o'-pee-on
Origin: neuter of a compound of 1722 and a derivative of 3700
pas (Greek #3956)
apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole
KJV usage: all (manner of, means), alway(-s), any (one), X daily, + ever, every (one, way), as many as, + no(-thing), X thoroughly, whatsoever, whole, whosoever.
Pronounce: pas
Origin: including all the forms of declension
anthropos (Greek #444)
man-faced, i.e. a human being
KJV usage: certain, man.
Pronounce: anth'-ro-pos
Origin: from 435 and ὤψ (the countenance; from 3700)

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Ministry on This Verse

Ro. 14:16• 16No sea pues blasfemado vuestro bien: (Ro. 14:16)
1 Co. 6:6‑7• 6Sino que el hermano con el hermano pleitea en juicio, y esto ante los infieles?
7Así que, por cierto es ya una falta en vosotros que tengáis pleitos entre vosotros mismos. ¿Por qué no sufrís antes la injuria? ¿por qué no sufrís antes ser defraudados?
(1 Co. 6:6‑7)
1 Co. 13:4‑5• 4La caridad es sufrida, es benigna; la caridad no tiene envidia, la caridad no hace sinrazón, no se ensancha;
5No es injuriosa, no busca lo suyo, no se irrita, no piensa el mal;
(1 Co. 13:4‑5)
2 Co. 8:20‑21• 20Evitando que nadie nos vitupere en esta abundancia que ministramos;
21Procurando las cosas honestas, no sólo delante del Señor, mas aun delante de los hombres.
(2 Co. 8:20‑21)
Fil. 4:8‑9• 8Por lo demás, hermanos, todo lo que es verdadero, todo lo honesto, todo lo justo, todo lo puro, todo lo amable, todo lo que es de buen nombre; si hay virtud alguna, si alguna alabanza, en esto pensad.
9Lo que aprendisteis y recibisteis y oísteis y visteis en mí, esto haced; y el Dios de paz será con vosotros.
(Fil. 4:8‑9)
Col. 4:5• 5Andad en sabiduría para con los extraños, redimiendo el tiempo. (Col. 4:5)
1 Ts. 4:12• 12A fin de que andéis honestamente para con los extraños, y no necesitéis de nada. (1 Ts. 4:12)
1 Ts. 5:22• 22Apartaos de toda especie de mal. (1 Ts. 5:22)
1 Ti. 5:14• 14Quiero pues, que las que son jóvenes se casen, críen hijos, gobiernen la casa; que ninguna ocasión den al adversario para maldecir. (1 Ti. 5:14)
Tit. 2:4‑5• 4Que enseñen á las mujeres jóvenes á ser predentes, á que amen á sus maridos, á que amen á sus hijos,
5A ser templadas, castas, que tengan cuidado de la casa, buenas, sujetas á sus maridos: porque la palabra de Dios no sea blasfemada.
(Tit. 2:4‑5)
1 P. 2:12• 12Teniendo vuestra conversación honesta entre los Gentiles; para que, en lo que ellos murmuran de vosotros como de malhechores, glorifiquen á Dios en el día de la visitación, estimándoos por las buenas obras. (1 P. 2:12)
1 P. 3:16• 16Teniendo buena conciencia, para que en lo que murmuran de vosotros como de malhechores, sean confundidos los que blasfeman vuestra buena conversación en Cristo. (1 P. 3:16)
 Oh, for more faith and unswerving obedience in the common things of everyday life. We are persuaded it is carelessness in these things, if not worse than carelessness, that is the cause of much of our weakness. (Romans 12 by C. Stanley)
 "Recompense to no man evil for evil." If we retaliate, we will surely give offence in some way, and the ministry will be blamed (2 Cor. 6:3). (Practical Righteousness Toward Those Outside the Christian Community by B. Anstey)
 "honest in the sight of all men." If the world finds "a spot on our garment" so to speak (Eccl. 9:8)-that is, some failure or shortcoming which they can criticize, they will use it to justify their unbelief. (Practical Righteousness Toward Those Outside the Christian Community by B. Anstey)

J. N. Darby Translation

recompensing to no one evil for evil: providinge things honest before all men:

JND Translation Notes

Taking care by forethought that there should be what is comely and seemly. See "forethought," ch. 13.14; 2 Cor. 8.21.

W. Kelly Translation

repay to none evil for evil; providing things right in the sight of all men;