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.

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

New King James Version
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.

NASB 1995
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

NASB 1977
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Amplified Bible
Do not be overcome and conquered by evil, but overcome evil with good.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
Do not be overcome by the evil, but overcome, in the good, the evil.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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.









(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.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
{Do} not
Μὴ (Mē)
Adverb
Strong's 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 3528: To conquer, be victorious, overcome, prevail, subdue. From nike; to subdue.

by
ὑπὸ (hypo)
Preposition
Strong's 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 2556: Bad, evil, in the widest sense. Apparently a primary word; worthless, i.e. depraved, or injurious.

but
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's 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 3528: To conquer, be victorious, overcome, prevail, subdue. From nike; to subdue.

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

with
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 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 18: A primary word; 'good'.


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