Romans 12:21
New International Version
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

New Living Translation
Don't let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.

English Standard Version
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Berean Study Bible
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Berean Literal Bible
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

New American Standard Bible
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

King James Bible
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Christian Standard Bible
Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.

Contemporary English Version
Don't let evil defeat you, but defeat evil with good.

Good News Translation
Do not let evil defeat you; instead, conquer evil with good.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.

International Standard Version
Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.

NET Bible
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

New Heart English Bible
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil by good.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't let evil conquer you, but conquer evil with good.

New American Standard 1977
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

King James 2000 Bible
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

American King James Version
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

American Standard Version
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil by good.

Darby Bible Translation
Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

English Revised Version
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Webster's Bible Translation
Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Weymouth New Testament
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome the evil with goodness.

World English Bible
Don't be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Young's Literal Translation
Be not overcome by the evil, but overcome, in the good, the evil.
Study Bible
Forgiveness
20On the contrary, “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink. For in so doing, you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Cross References
Romans 12:20
On the contrary, "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink. For in so doing, you will heap burning coals on his head."

Romans 13:1
Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which is from God. The authorities that exist have been appointed by God.

Treasury of Scripture

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Proverbs 16:32
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

Luke 6:27-30
But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, …

1 Peter 3:9
Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.







Lexicon
{Do} not
Μὴ (Mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

be overcome
νικῶ (nikō)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3528: To conquer, be victorious, overcome, prevail, subdue. From nike; to subdue.

by
ὑπὸ (hypo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 5259: A primary preposition; under, i.e. of place, or with verbs; of place (underneath) or where (below) or time (when).

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

but
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

overcome
νίκα (nika)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3528: To conquer, be victorious, overcome, prevail, subdue. From nike; to subdue.

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

with
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

good.
ἀγαθῷ (agathō)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 18: A primary word; 'good'.
(21) Be not overcome of evil, but . . .--A fine sentiment. The infliction of vengeance is not a sign of strength, but of weakness. To repress the desire for revenge is to gain a victory over self, which is not only nobler in itself, but will also be much more effectual. It will disarm the enemy, and turn him into a friend.

12:17-21 Since men became enemies to God, they have been very ready to be enemies one to another. And those that embrace religion, must expect to meet with enemies in a world whose smiles seldom agree with Christ's. Recompense to no man evil for evil. That is a brutish recompence, befitting only animals, which are not conscious of any being above them, or of any existence hereafter. And not only do, but study and take care to do, that which is amiable and creditable, and recommends religion to all with whom you converse. Study the things that make for peace; if it be possible, without offending God and wounding conscience. Avenge not yourselves. This is a hard lesson to corrupt nature, therefore a remedy against it is added. Give place unto wrath. When a man's passion is up, and the stream is strong, let it pass off; lest it be made to rage the more against us. The line of our duty is clearly marked out, and if our enemies are not melted by persevering kindness, we are not to seek vengeance; they will be consumed by the fiery wrath of that God to whom vengeance belongeth. The last verse suggests what is not easily understood by the world; that in all strife and contention, those that revenge are conquered, and those that forgive are conquerors. Be not overcome of evil. Learn to defeat ill designs against you, either to change them, or to preserve your own peace. He that has this rule over his spirit, is better than the mighty. God's children may be asked whether it is not more sweet unto them than all earthly good, that God so enables them by his Spirit, thus to feel and act.
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