Romans 12:17
New International Version
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.

New Living Translation
Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable.

English Standard Version
Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.

Berean Study Bible
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Carefully consider what is right in the eyes of everybody.

Berean Literal Bible
repaying to no one evil for evil, providing right before all men;

King James Bible
Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

New King James Version
Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men.

New American Standard Bible
Never repay evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all people.

NASB 1995
Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men.

NASB 1977
Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men.

Amplified Bible
Never repay anyone evil for evil. Take thought for what is right and gracious and proper in the sight of everyone.

Christian Standard Bible
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Give careful thought to do what is honorable in everyone’s eyes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Try to do what is honorable in everyone’s eyes.

American Standard Version
Render to no man evil for evil. Take thought for things honorable in the sight of all men.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Repay no person evil for evil, but be concerned with doing good before all people.

Contemporary English Version
Don't mistreat someone who has mistreated you. But try to earn the respect of others,

Douay-Rheims Bible
To no man rendering evil for evil. Providing good things, not only in the sight of God, but also in the sight of all men.

English Revised Version
Render to no man evil for evil. Take thought for things honourable in the sight of all men.

Good News Translation
If someone has done you wrong, do not repay him with a wrong. Try to do what everyone considers to be good.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't pay people back with evil for the evil they do to you. Focus your thoughts on those things that are considered noble.

International Standard Version
Do not pay anyone back evil for evil, but focus your thoughts on what is right in the sight of all people.

Literal Standard Version
giving back to no one evil for evil; providing right things before all men.

NET Bible
Do not repay anyone evil for evil; consider what is good before all people.

New Heart English Bible
Repay no one evil for evil. Respect what is honorable in the sight of all people.

Weymouth New Testament
Pay back to no man evil for evil. Take thought for what is right and seemly in every one's esteem.

World English Bible
Repay no one evil for evil. Respect what is honorable in the sight of all men.

Young's Literal Translation
giving back to no one evil for evil; providing right things before all men.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Forgiveness
16Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but enjoy the company of the lowly. Do not be conceited. 17Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Carefully consider what is right in the eyes of everybody. 18If it is possible on your part, live at peace with everyone.…

Cross References
Genesis 42:25
Then Joseph gave orders to fill their bags with grain, to return each man's silver to his sack, and to give them provisions for their journey. This order was carried out,

1 Samuel 26:11
But the LORD forbid that I should stretch out my hand against the LORD's anointed. Instead, take the spear and water jug by his head, and let us go."

Proverbs 20:22
Do not say, "I will avenge this evil!" Wait on the LORD, and He will save you.

Proverbs 24:29
Do not say, "I will do to him as he has done to me; I will repay the man according to his work."

Matthew 5:24
leave your gift there before the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.

Romans 12:19
Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but leave room for God's wrath. For it is written: "Vengeance is Mine; I will repay, says the Lord."

2 Corinthians 8:21
For we are taking great care to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord, but also in the eyes of men.


Treasury of Scripture

Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

Recompense.

Romans 12:19
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

Proverbs 20:22
Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

Matthew 5:39
But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Provide.

Romans 14:16
Let not then your good be evil spoken of:

1 Corinthians 6:6,7
But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers…

1 Corinthians 13:4,5
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, …









(17) Provide things honest . . .--Let your purposes be such that all men shall recognise their complete integrity. Do not engage in enterprises of a doubtful character, that might bring not only yourselves but the Christian body into ill repute. (Comp. Matthew 5:14-16; 2Corinthians 8:21.)



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Do not repay anyone
ἀποδιδόντες (apodidontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 591: From apo and didomi; to give away, i.e. Up, over, back, etc.

evil
κακὸν (kakon)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2556: Bad, evil, in the widest sense. Apparently a primary word; worthless, i.e. depraved, or injurious.

for
ἀντὶ (anti)
Preposition
Strong's 473: A primary particle; opposite, i.e. Instead or because of.

evil.
κακοῦ (kakou)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 2556: Bad, evil, in the widest sense. Apparently a primary word; worthless, i.e. depraved, or injurious.

Carefully consider
προνοούμενοι (pronooumenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4306: From pro and noieo; to consider in advance, i.e. Look out for beforehand.

what is right
καλὰ (kala)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 2570: Properly, beautiful, but chiefly good, i.e. Valuable or virtuous.

in the eyes of
ἐνώπιον (enōpion)
Preposition
Strong's 1799: Neuter of a compound of en and a derivative of optanomai; in the face of.

everybody.
πάντων (pantōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.


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