Romans 12:2
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New International Version
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.

New Living Translation
Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

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.

Berean Study Bible
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.

Berean Literal Bible
And do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of the mind, for you to prove what is the good and well-pleasing and perfect will of God.

New American Standard Bible
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.

International Standard Version
Do not be conformed to this world, but continuously be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what God's will is—what is proper, pleasing, and perfect.

NET Bible
Do not be conformed to this present world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may test and approve what is the will of God--what is good and well-pleasing and perfect.

New Heart English Bible
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And do not imitate this world, but be transformed by the renovation of your minds, and you shall distinguish what is the good, acceptable and perfect will of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't become like the people of this world. Instead, change the way you think. Then you will always be able to determine what God really wants-what is good, pleasing, and perfect.

New American Standard 1977
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And be not conformed to this age, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your soul that ye may experience what is that good and well pleasing and perfect will of God.

King James 2000 Bible
And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

American King James Version
And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you 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.

Darby Bible Translation
And be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of [your] mind, that ye may prove what [is] the good and acceptable and 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.

World English Bible
Don't be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God.

Young's Literal Translation
and be not conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, for your proving what is the will of God -- the good, and acceptable, and perfect.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:1,2 The apostle having closed the part of his epistle wherein he argues and proves various doctrines which are practically applied, here urges important duties from gospel principles. He entreated the Romans, as his brethren in Christ, by the mercies of God, to present their bodies as a living sacrifice to Him. This is a powerful appeal. We receive from the Lord every day the fruits of his mercy. Let us render ourselves; all we are, all we have, all we can do: and after all, what return is it for such very rich receivings? It is acceptable to God: a reasonable service, which we are able and ready to give a reason for, and which we understand. Conversion and sanctification are the renewing of the mind; a change, not of the substance, but of the qualities of the soul. The progress of sanctification, dying to sin more and more, and living to righteousness more and more, is the carrying on this renewing work, till it is perfected in glory. The great enemy to this renewal is, conformity to this world. Take heed of forming plans for happiness, as though it lay in the things of this world, which soon pass away. Do not fall in with the customs of those who walk in the lusts of the flesh, and mind earthly things. The work of the Holy Ghost first begins in the understanding, and is carried on to the will, affections, and conversation, till there is a change of the whole man into the likeness of God, in knowledge, righteousness, and true holiness. Thus, to be godly, is to give up ourselves to God.
Study Bible
Living Sacrifices
1Therefore I urge you, brothers, on account of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God. 3For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but think of yourself with sober judgment, according to the measure of faith God has given you.…
Cross References
Ezra 10:11
"Now therefore, make confession to the LORD God of your fathers and do His will; and separate yourselves from the peoples of the land and from the foreign wives."

Matthew 13:22
The seed sown among the thorns is the one who hears the word, but the worries of this world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

Mark 4:19
but the cares of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth, and the desire for other things come in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

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

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

Ephesians 4:24
and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

Ephesians 5:10
Test and prove what pleases the Lord.

Ephesians 5:17
Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.

Colossians 1:9
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

Colossians 3:10
and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
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And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

be not.

Exodus 23:2 You shall not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shall you speak …

Leviticus 18:29,30 For whoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls …

Deuteronomy 18:9-14 When you are come into the land which the LORD your God gives you, …

John 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of …

John 14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world …

John 15:19 If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because …

John 17:14 I have given them your word; and the world has hated them, because …

1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, …

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which …

2 Corinthians 6:14-17 Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship …

Galatians 1:4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this …

Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, …

Ephesians 4:17-20 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now …

James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To …

James 4:4 You adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friendship …

1 Peter 1:14,18 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the …

1 Peter 4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to …

2 Peter 1:4 Whereby are given to us exceeding great and precious promises: that …

2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through …

1 John 2:15-17 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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; …

Ezekiel 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within …

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things …

Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know …

Ephesians 4:22-24 That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, …

Colossians 1:21,22 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by …

Colossians 3:10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after …

Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to …

prove.

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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

2 Timothy 3:16,17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for …

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