1 I BESEECH then of you, my brethren, by the mercies of Aloha, that you present your bodies a sacrifice, living and holy and acceptable unto Aloha, in a rational service.
2 And be not likened unto this world, but be changed by the renewing of your minds, that you may discern what is the will of Aloha, good, and acceptable, and perfect.
3 But I tell you all through the grace which is given to me, that you are not to think beyond what it is proper to think; but that you think with sobriety, every man as Aloha hath divided to him faith in measure.
4 For as in one body we have many members, and as all the members have not one work,
5 so also we who are many are one body in the Meshiha; but we are each of us members one of another.
6 But we have various gifts according to the grace that is given to us: is it prophecy? (let him who has received it) prophesy according to the measure of the faith.
7 Hath (another the gift) of ministry? (let him be employed) in his ministry; he who is a teacher, (let him labour) in his teaching;
8 he who is an exhorter, in his exhorting; as he who giveth, (let him give with simplicity;) and he who presideth, (let it be) with diligence; and he who (is engaged in works) of mercy, with cheerfulness.
9 And let not your love be guileful; abhor things evil, cleave to the good.
10 Be tender to your brethren, and love one another, being forward to honour one another.
11 Be diligent, and not slothful, be fervent in spirit, be serving your Lord.
12 Rejoice in your hope, sustain your afflictions, be constant in prayer;
13 distributing to the necessity of the saints. Be kind to strangers.
14 Bless your persecutors; bless, and curse not.
15 Rejoice with them who rejoice, and weep with them who weep.
16 And what you think of yourselves, (that) also think of your brethren; nor think with a high mind, but incline to them who are humble; and be not wise in the conceit of your own mind.
17 And repay to no man evil for evil, but be careful to do good before all men.
18 And if possible, as much as is in you, with all men make peace.
19 And avenge not yourselves, my beloved, but give place unto wrath; for it is written, that if thou execute not judgment for thyself, I will execute thy judgment, saith Aloha.
20 And if thy adversary hunger, feed him; and if he thirst, give him drink: and if these things thou do unto him, coals of fire thou wilt heap upon his head.
21 Let not evil overcome you, but overcome evil with good.