Romans 12:2
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English Standard Version
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

King James Bible
And 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.

American Standard Version
And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, and ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And be not conformed to this world; but be reformed in the newness of your mind, that you may prove what is the good, and the acceptable, and the perfect will of God.

English Revised Version
And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
And 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.

Weymouth New Testament
And do not follow the customs of the present age, but be transformed by the entire renewal of your minds, so that you may learn by experience what God's will is--that will which is good and beautiful and perfect.

Romans 12:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Conformed - transformed (συσχηματίζεσθε - μεταμορφοῦσθε).

See on was transfigured, Matthew 17:2. For conformed to, Rev., correctly, fashioned according to.

Mind (νοός)

See on Romans 7:23. Agreeing with reasonable service.

That good and acceptable and perfect will

Better to render the three adjectives as appositional. "May prove what is the will of God, what is good," etc. The other rendering compels us to take well-pleasing in the sense of agreeable to men.

Romans 12:2 Parallel Commentaries

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be not.

Exodus 23:2 You shall not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shall you speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:

Leviticus 18:29,30 For whoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people...

Deuteronomy 18:9-14 When you are come into the land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not learn to do after the abominations of those nations...

John 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.

John 14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world comes, and has nothing in me.

John 15:19 If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world...

John 17:14 I have given them your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He takes the wise in their own craftiness.

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ...

2 Corinthians 6:14-17 Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness...

Galatians 1:4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:

Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air...

Ephesians 4:17-20 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now on walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind...

James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction...

James 4:4 You adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God?...

1 Peter 1:14,18 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance...

1 Peter 4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

2 Peter 1:4 Whereby are given to us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature...

2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ...

1 John 2:15-17 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him...

1 John 3:13 Marvel not, my brothers, if the world hate you.

1 John 4:4,5 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world...

1 John 5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness.

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world...

Revelation 13:8 And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him...

be ye.

Romans 13:14 But put you on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Ezekiel 18:31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby you have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit...

Ezekiel 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh...

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of his calling...

Ephesians 4:22-24 That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts...

Colossians 1:21,22 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now has he reconciled...

Colossians 3:10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration...

prove.

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God...

Psalm 34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusts in him.

Ephesians 5:10,17 Proving what is acceptable to the Lord...

1 Peter 2:3 If so be you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

good.

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God...

Romans 7:12,14,22 Why the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good...

Psalm 19:7-11 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple...

Psalm 119:47,48,72,97,103,128,174 And I will delight myself in your commandments, which I have loved...

Proverbs 3:1-4 My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments...

Proverbs 3:13-18 Happy is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding...

Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith...

Ephesians 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers...

1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that you should abstain from fornication:

2 Timothy 3:16,17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction...

Cross References
Ezra 10:11
Now then make confession to the LORD, the God of your fathers and do his will. Separate yourselves from the peoples of the land and from the foreign wives."

Matthew 13:22
As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.

Mark 4:19
but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.

Galatians 1:4
who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,

Ephesians 4:23
and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,

Ephesians 4:24
and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

Ephesians 5:10
and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.

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