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Romans 12:17-21

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12:17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil; consider what is good before all people. 1  12:18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all people. 2  12:19 Do not avenge yourselves, dear friends, but give place to God’s wrath, 3  for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay,” 4  says the Lord. 12:20 Rather, if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in doing this you will be heaping burning coals on his head. 5  12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

1 tn Here ἄνθρωπος (anqrwpo") is used as a generic and refers to both men and women.

2 tn Here ἄνθρωπος (anqrwpo") is used as a generic and refers to both men and women.

3 tn Grk “the wrath,” referring to God’s wrath as the remainder of the verse shows.

4 sn A quotation from Deut 32:35.

5 sn A quotation from Prov 25:21-22.



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