Romans 12:9
Strong's Lexicon
Love
ἀγάπη (agapē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 26: From agapao; love, i.e. Affection or benevolence; specially a love-feast.

must be sincere.
ἀνυπόκριτος (anypokritos)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 505: Unfeigned, without hypocrisy, sincere. Undissembled, i.e. Sincere.

Detest
ἀποστυγοῦντες (apostygountes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 655: To detest, abhor. From apo and the base of stugnetos; to detest utterly.

what [is]
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

evil;
πονηρόν (ponēron)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4190: Evil, bad, wicked, malicious, slothful.

cling to
κολλώμενοι (kollōmenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2853: From kolla; to glue, i.e. to stick.

what [is]
τῷ ()
Article - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

good.
ἀγαθῷ (agathō)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 18: A primary word; 'good'.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Love must be without hypocrisy. Detest evil; cling to what is good .

New American Standard Bible
[Let] love [be] without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.

King James Bible
[Let] love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

New Living Translation
Don't just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.

English Standard Version
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.

New American Standard Bible
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.

King James Bible
Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Love must be without hypocrisy. Detest evil; cling to what is good.

International Standard Version
Your love must be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.

NET Bible
Love must be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil, cling to what is good.

American Standard Version
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

English Revised Version
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

Young's Literal Translation
The love unfeigned: abhorring the evil; cleaving to the good;






Cross References
Psalm 36:4
He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.

Psalm 97:10
Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

Amos 5:15
Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.

2 Corinthians 6:6
By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,

1 Thessalonians 5:15
See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

1 Thessalonians 5:21
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

1 Timothy 1:5
Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

James 3:17
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

Romans 1:1
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,

Romans 12:8
Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

Romans 12:7
Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
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