12:9 Love must be 1 without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil, cling to what is good. 12:10 Be devoted to one another with mutual love, showing eagerness in honoring one another. 12:11 Do not lag in zeal, be enthusiastic in spirit, serve the Lord. 12:12 Rejoice in hope, endure in suffering, persist in prayer. 12:13 Contribute to the needs of the saints, pursue hospitality. 12:14 Bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse. 12:15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 12:16 Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty but associate with the lowly. 2 Do not be conceited. 3 12:17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil; consider what is good before all people. 4 12:18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all people. 5
1 tn The verb “must be” is understood in the Greek text.
2 tn Or “but give yourselves to menial tasks.” The translation depends on whether one takes the adjective “lowly” as masculine or neuter.
3 tn Grk “Do not be wise in your thinking.”
4 tn Here ἄνθρωπος (anqrwpo") is used as a generic and refers to both men and women.
5 tn Here ἄνθρωπος (anqrwpo") is used as a generic and refers to both men and women.