Romans 12:1
Good News Translation
So then, my friends, because of God's great mercy to us I appeal to you: Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to his service and pleasing to him. This is the true worship that you should offer.

Contemporary English Version
Dear friends, God is good. So I beg you to offer your bodies to him as a living sacrifice, pure and pleasing. That's the most sensible way to serve God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercy of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing unto God, your reasonable service.

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I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercy of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing unto God, your reasonable service.

beseech.

Romans 15:30 I beseech you therefore, brethren, through our Lord Jesus Christ and by the charity of the Holy Ghost, that you help me in your prayers for me to God,

1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing and that there be no schisms among you: but that you be perfect in the same mind and in the same judgment.

2 Corinthians 5:20 For Christ therefore we are ambassadors, God as it were exhorting by us, for Christ, we beseech you, be reconciled to God.

2 Corinthians 6:1 And we helping do exhort you that you receive not the grace of God in vain.

2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I Paul, myself beseech you, by the mildness and modesty of Christ: who in presence indeed am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you.

Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, a prisoner in the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation in which you are called:

1 Thessalonians 4:1,10 For the rest therefore, brethren, pray and beseech you in the Lord Jesus that, as you have received from us, how you ought to walk and to please God, so also you would walk, that you may abound the more. . . .

1 Thessalonians 5:12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them who labour among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you;

Hebrews 13:22 And I beseech you, brethren, that you suffer this word of consolation. For I have written to you in a few words.

by the.

Romans 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and patience and longsuffering? Knowest thou not that the benignity of God leadeth thee to penance?

Romans 9:23 That he might shew the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy which he hath prepared unto glory?

Romans 11:30,31 For as you also in times past did not believe God, but now have obtained mercy, through their unbelief: . . .

Psalm 116:12 What shall I render to the Lord, for all the things that he hath rendered to me?

Luke 7:47 Wherefore, I say to thee: Many sins are forgiven her, because she hath loved much. But to whom less is forgiven, he loveth less.

2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministration, according as we have obtained mercy, we faint not.

2 Corinthians 5:14,15 For the charity of Christ presseth us: judging this, that if one died for all, then all were dead. . . .

Ephesians 2:4-10 But God (who is rich in mercy) for his exceeding charity wherewith he loved us . . .

Philippians 2:1-5 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of charity, if any society of the spirit, if any bowels of commiseration: . . .

Titus 3:4-8 But when the goodness and kindness of God our Saviour appeared: . . .

1 Peter 2:10-12 Who in times past were not a people: but are now the people of God. Who had not obtained mercy: but now have obtained mercy. . . .

that ye.

Romans 6:13,16,19 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of iniquity unto sin: but present yourselves to God, as those that are alive from the dead; and your members as instruments of justice unto God. . . .

Psalm 50:13,14 Shall I eat the flesh of bullocks? or shall I drink the blood of goats? . . .

1 Corinthians 6:13-20 Meat for the belly and the belly for the meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. But the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord: and the Lord for the body. . . .

Philippians 1:20 According to my expectation and hope; that in nothing I shall be confounded: but with all confidence, as always, so now also, shall Christ be magnified in my body, whether it be by life or by death.

Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart, in fulness of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with clean water.

a living.

Psalm 69:30,31 I will praise the name of God with a canticle: and I will magnify him with praise. . . .

Hosea 14:2 Take with you words, and return to the Lord, and say to him: Take away all iniquity, and receive the good: and we will render the calves of our lips.

1 Corinthians 5:7,8 Purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new paste, as you are unleavened. For Christ our pasch is sacrificed. . . .

2 Corinthians 4:16 For which cause we faint not: but though our outward man is corrupted, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

Philippians 2:17 Yea, and if I be made a victim upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and congratulate with you all.

Hebrews 10:20-22 A new and living way which he hath dedicated for us through the veil, that is to say, his flesh: . . .

Hebrews 13:15,16 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise always to God, that is to say, the fruit of lips confessing to his name. . . .

1 Peter 2:5 Be you also as living stones built up, a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

acceptable.

Romans 12:2 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.

Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Christ Jesus among the Gentiles: sanctifying the gospel of God, that the oblation of the Gentiles may be made acceptable and sanctified in the Holy Ghost.

Psalm 19:14 And the words of my mouth shall be such as may please: and the meditation of my heart always in thy sight. O Lord, my helper and my Redeemer.

Isaiah 56:7 I will bring them into my holy mount, and will make them joyful in my house of prayer: their holocausts, and their victims shall please me upon my altar: for my house shall be called the house of prayer, for all nations.

Jeremiah 6:20 To what purpose do you bring me frankincense from Saba, and the sweet smelling cane from a far country? your holocausts are not acceptable, nor are your sacrifices pleasing to me.

Ephesians 5:10 Proving what is well pleasing to God.

Philippians 4:18 But I have all and abound: I am filled, having received from Epaphroditus the things you sent, an odour of sweetness, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.

1 Timothy 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour,

1 Timothy 5:4 But if any widow have children or grandchildren, let her learn first to govern her own house and to make a return of duty to her parents; for this is acceptable before God.

1 Peter 2:5,20 Be you also as living stones built up, a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. . . .

Context
Living Sacrifices
1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercy of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing unto God, your reasonable service. 2And 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.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 14:2
Because thou art a holy people to the Lord thy God: and he chose thee to be his peculiar people of all nations that are upon the earth.

Psalm 50:14
Offer to God the sacrifice of praise: and pay thy vows to the most High.

Romans 6:13
Neither yield ye your members as instruments of iniquity unto sin: but present yourselves to God, as those that are alive from the dead; and your members as instruments of justice unto God.

Romans 6:16
Know you not that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants you are whom you obey, whether it be of sin unto death or of obedience unto justice.

Romans 15:16
That I should be the minister of Christ Jesus among the Gentiles: sanctifying the gospel of God, that the oblation of the Gentiles may be made acceptable and sanctified in the Holy Ghost.

1 Corinthians 1:10
Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing and that there be no schisms among you: but that you be perfect in the same mind and in the same judgment.

1 Corinthians 6:20
For you are bought with a great price. Glorify and bear God in your body.

2 Corinthians 10:1
Now I Paul, myself beseech you, by the mildness and modesty of Christ: who in presence indeed am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you.

Ephesians 4:1
I therefore, a prisoner in the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation in which you are called:

Philemon 1:9
For charity sake I rather beseech, whereas thou art such a one, as Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also of Jesus Christ.

Philemon 1:10
I beseech thee for my son, whom I have begotten in my bands, Onesimus,

Hebrews 13:15
By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise always to God, that is to say, the fruit of lips confessing to his name.

1 Peter 2:5
Be you also as living stones built up, a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 2:11
Dearly beloved, I beseech you, as strangers and pilgrims, to refrain yourselves from carnal desires which war against the soul,

Additional Translations
Therefore 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.

Therefore I exhort you, brothers, through the compassions of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy to God, well-pleasing, which is your reasonable service.

I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the compassions of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, [which is] your intelligent service.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

I plead with you therefore, brethren, by the compassionsof God, to present all your faculties to Him as a living and holy sacrifice acceptable to Him. This with you will be an act of reasonable worship.

Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service.

I call upon you, therefore, brethren, through the compassions of God, to present your bodies a sacrifice -- living, sanctified, acceptable to God -- your intelligent service;
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