Rom. 12:1 KJV (With Strong’s)

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ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
I beseech
parakaleo (Greek #3870)
to call near, i.e. invite, invoke (by imploration, hortation or consolation)
KJV usage: beseech, call for, (be of good) comfort, desire, (give) exhort(-ation), intreat, pray.
Pronounce: par-ak-al-eh'-o
Origin: from 3844 and 2564
you
humas (Greek #5209)
you (as the objective of a verb or preposition)
KJV usage: ye, you (+ -ward), your (+ own).
Pronounce: hoo-mas'
Origin: accusative case of 5210
therefore
oun (Greek #3767)
(adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly
KJV usage: and (so, truly), but, now (then), so (likewise then), then, therefore, verily, wherefore.
Pronounce: oon
Origin: apparently a primary word
, brethren
adephos (Greek #80)
a brother (literally or figuratively) near or remote (much like 1)
KJV usage: brother.
Pronounce: ad-el-fos'
Origin: from 1 (as a connective particle) and δελφύς (the womb)
, by
dia (Greek #1223)
through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional)
KJV usage: after, always, among, at, to avoid, because of (that), briefly, by, for (cause) ... fore, from, in, by occasion of, of, by reason of, for sake, that, thereby, therefore, X though, through(-out), to, wherefore, with (-in). In composition it retains the same general importance.
Pronounce: dee-ah'
Origin: a primary preposition denoting the channel of an act
the mercies
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
oiktirmos (Greek #3628)
pity
KJV usage: mercy.
Pronounce: oyk-tir-mos'
Origin: from 3627
of God
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
theos (Greek #2316)
a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very
KJV usage: X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
Pronounce: theh'-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
, that ye present
paristemi (Greek #3936)
to stand beside, i.e. (transitively) to exhibit, proffer, (specially), recommend, (figuratively) substantiate; or (intransitively) to be at hand (or ready), aid
KJV usage: assist, bring before, command, commend, give presently, present, prove, provide, shew, stand (before, by, here, up, with), yield.
Pronounce: par-is'-tay-mee
Origin: παριστάνω (par-is-tan'-o) from 3844 and 2476
your
humon (Greek #5216)
of (from or concerning) you
KJV usage: ye, you, your (own, -selves).
Pronounce: hoo-mone'
Origin: genitive case of 5210
bodies
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
soma (Greek #4983)
the body (as a sound whole), used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively
KJV usage: bodily, body, slave.
Pronounce: so'-mah
Origin: from 4982
l a
thusia (Greek #2378)
sacrifice (the act or the victim, literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: sacrifice .
Pronounce: thoo-see'-ah
Origin: from 2380
living
zao (Greek #2198)
to live (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: life(-time), (a-)live(-ly), quick.
Pronounce: dzah'-o
Origin: a primary verb
sacrifice
thusia (Greek #2378)
sacrifice (the act or the victim, literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: sacrifice .
Pronounce: thoo-see'-ah
Origin: from 2380
, holy
hagios (Greek #40)
sacred (physically, pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially, consecrated)
KJV usage: (most) holy (one, thing), saint.
Pronounce: hag'-ee-os
Origin: from ἅγος (an awful thing) (compare 53, 2282)
, acceptable
euarestos (Greek #2101)
fully agreeable
KJV usage: acceptable(-ted), wellpleasing.
Pronounce: yoo-ar'-es-tos
Origin: from 2095 and 701
unto God
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
theos (Greek #2316)
a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very
KJV usage: X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
Pronounce: theh'-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
, which is your
humon (Greek #5216)
of (from or concerning) you
KJV usage: ye, you, your (own, -selves).
Pronounce: hoo-mone'
Origin: genitive case of 5210
reasonable
logikos (Greek #3050)
rational ("logical")
KJV usage: reasonable, of the word.
Pronounce: log-ik-os'
Origin: from 3056
service
latreia (Greek #2999)
ministration of God, i.e. worship
KJV usage: (divine) service.
Pronounce: lat-ri'-ah
Origin: from 3000
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1-2:  God's mercies must move us to please God.
3-5:  No man must think too well of himself;
6-8:  but everyone attend on that calling wherein he is placed.
9-18:  Love, and many other duties are required of us.
19-21:  Revenge is especially forbidden.
beseech.
Rom. 15:30• 30Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me; (Rom. 15:30)
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1 Cor. 1:10• 10Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. (1 Cor. 1:10)
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2 Cor. 5:20• 20Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. (2 Cor. 5:20)
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2 Cor. 6:1• 1We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. (2 Cor. 6:1)
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2 Cor. 10:1• 1Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you: (2 Cor. 10:1)
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Eph. 4:1• 1I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, (Eph. 4:1)
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1 Thess. 4:1,10• 1Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
10And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;
(1 Thess. 4:1,10)
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1 Thess. 5:12• 12And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; (1 Thess. 5:12)
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Heb. 13:22• 22And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words. (Heb. 13:22)
by the.
Rom. 2:4• 4Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? (Rom. 2:4)
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Rom. 9:23• 23And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, (Rom. 9:23)
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Rom. 11:30‑31• 30For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
31Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
(Rom. 11:30‑31)
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Psa. 116:12• 12What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me? (Psa. 116:12)
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Luke 7:47• 47Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. (Luke 7:47)
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2 Cor. 4:1• 1Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; (2 Cor. 4:1)
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2 Cor. 5:14‑15• 14For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
15And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
(2 Cor. 5:14‑15)
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Eph. 2:4‑10• 4But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
(Eph. 2:4‑10)
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Phil. 2:1‑5• 1If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
2Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
3Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
4Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
5Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
(Phil. 2:1‑5)
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Titus 3:4‑8• 4But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
5Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
6Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
7That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
8This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
(Titus 3:4‑8)
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1 Peter 2:10‑12• 10Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
11Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
12Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
(1 Peter 2:10‑12)
that ye.
Rom. 6:13,16,19• 13Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
16Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
19I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
(Rom. 6:13,16,19)
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Psa. 50:13‑14• 13Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
14Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:
(Psa. 50:13‑14)
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1 Cor. 6:13‑20• 13Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.
14And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.
15Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
16What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
17But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
18Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
19What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
(1 Cor. 6:13‑20)
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Phil. 1:20• 20According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. (Phil. 1:20)
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Heb. 10:22• 22Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. (Heb. 10:22)
a living.
Psa. 69:30‑31• 30I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.
31This also shall please the Lord better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs.
(Psa. 69:30‑31)
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Hos. 14:2• 2Take with you words, and turn to the Lord: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips. (Hos. 14:2)
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1 Cor. 5:7‑8• 7Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
8Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
(1 Cor. 5:7‑8)
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2 Cor. 4:16• 16For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. (2 Cor. 4:16)
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Phil. 2:17• 17Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all. (Phil. 2:17)
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Heb. 10:20‑22• 20By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
21And having an high priest over the house of God;
22Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
(Heb. 10:20‑22)
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Heb. 13:15‑16• 15By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
16But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
(Heb. 13:15‑16)
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1 Peter 2:5• 5Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 2:5)
acceptable.
Rom. 12:2• 2And 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. (Rom. 12:2)
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Rom. 15:16• 16That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost. (Rom. 15:16)
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Psa. 19:14• 14Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. (Psa. 19:14)
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Isa. 56:7• 7Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people. (Isa. 56:7)
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Jer. 6:20• 20To what purpose cometh there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me. (Jer. 6:20)
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Eph. 5:10• 10Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. (Eph. 5:10)
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Phil. 4:18• 18But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odor of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God. (Phil. 4:18)
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1 Tim. 2:3• 3For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; (1 Tim. 2:3)
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1 Tim. 5:4• 4But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to show piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God. (1 Tim. 5:4)
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1 Peter 2:5,20• 5Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
20For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
(1 Peter 2:5,20)
 having intelligence as to all this, we can give up our bodies beforehand, to be His now, to be used in holy separation to Him, and for Him. What a privilege! But this cannot possibly be, if we are conformed to this world—a world at enmity with Him. (Romans 12 by C. Stanley)
 The Apostle resumes the thread of his instructions, by taking up-as he does in all his epistles-the moral consequences of his doctrine. (Romans 12-13 by J.N. Darby)
 The principle of grace that saves had been established as the basis of salvation. The ground of all Christian morality is now laid in this fundamental principle: to present our bodies as a sacrifice, living, holy, acceptable to God-an intelligent service, not that of the hands, not consisting in ceremonies which the body could perform-a simple but deep-reaching and all-efficacious principle. (Romans 12-13 by J.N. Darby)
 In chapters 12-16, we learn that God would have His righteousness demonstrated practically in the lives of those whom He has saved. (God's Righteousness Demonstrated in Practical Life by B. Anstey)
 {v.1-8} In the first eight verses of chapter 12, Paul traces a moral order of things that occurs in the lives of those whose hearts have been touched by the compassions of God and the love of Christ. (God's Righteousness Demonstrated in Practical Life by B. Anstey)
 Note: he doesn't say, "I command you brethren..." because it is not legal obedience that God desires from the Christian. (God's Righteousness Demonstrated in Practical Life by B. Anstey)
 "Present" is in the aorist tense in the Greek, meaning that it ought to be a once-for-all thing in the life of the believer. (God's Righteousness Demonstrated in Practical Life by B. Anstey)
 This "sacrifice" is to be a voluntary choice of the believer whose heart has been touched by the love of Christ (2 Cor. 5:14-15). It is purely a personal matter; it is not a group exercise. (God's Righteousness Demonstrated in Practical Life by B. Anstey)
 Note also: Romans 12:1 says that this sacrifice must be "holy." God will accept and use our lives when we give them to Him, but they must be holy. (God's Righteousness Demonstrated in Practical Life by B. Anstey)

J. N. Darby Translation

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I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the compassions of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your intelligent service.

W. Kelly Translation

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I exhort you then, brethren, by the mercies of God to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, your intelligent service1;

WK Translation Notes

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intelligent: But "spiritual," if strange in the Revisers’ margin is worse for the text of chapter 12:1 as the rendering of λογικός, which may mean of the mind, intelligent, or again according to the word, but should not be confounded with πν., however truly they may coalesce. (Bible Treasury 14:352)
intelligent: or...governed by the word (God’s Inspiration p. 390)