Romans Ch 12 Vs 9 Ė 21 & Ch 13 & 13 paraphrased (NEW ENGLISH VERSION)

Donít just pretend that you love others; really love them. Hate what is wrong. Stand on the side of what is good. Love each other with Brotherly affection and take delight in honouring each other. Never be lazy in your work but serve God enthusiastically

Be glad for all Godís planning for you. Be patient in trouble and prayerful always. When Godís children are in need, you be the one to help them out. And get into the habit of inviting guests home for dinner or, if they need lodging for the night.

 Bless them which persecute you, donít curse him; pray that God will bless him. When others are happy, be happy with them. If they are sad share their sorrow. Work happily together. Donít try to act big. Donít try to get into good graces of important people but enjoy their company as ordinary folk. And donít think you know it all.

 Never pay back evil for evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see that you are honest and clear through. Donít quarrel with anyone. Be at peace with everyone just as much as possible

 Dear friends, never avenge yourselves. Leave that to God. For He has said that He will repay those who deserve it [Donít take the law into you own hands]. Instead feed your enemy if he is hungry. If he is thirsty give him something to drink and you will be heaping coals of fire on his head. In other words he will feel ashamed of himself for what he has done to you. Donít let evil get the upper hand, but conquer evil by doing good.

 To Paraphrase Chapter 13 & 14 the rest it goes on

               Obey the government and keep the laws of the land

        Pay your taxes

        Pay everyone what he ought to have

        Pay all your debts

        Love your neighbour as yourself

        Obey the 10 commandments

        Be decent and true in everything you do so that all can approve your behaviour

        Donít spend your time in wild parties and getting drunk or in adultery and lust or fighting or jealousy

        Give a warm welcome to any brother who wants to join you Ė Donít criticize him from having different ideas from yours about what is right or wrong

        Remember each of us personally will stand before the ďJudgment seat of GodĒ  for it is written ďAs I live says the Lord ďevery knee shall bow to me and every tongue confess to GodĒ Yes each one of us will give an account of himself to God