Romans 12:9-21, ” 9Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
14Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
17Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. 18If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 20On the contrary:
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
“do not repay anyone evil for evil…” – Vengance is the Lord’s.
“be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody…” – Don’t do the wrong thing.
“if it is possible…as far as it depends on you…live at peace with everyone…” – Do everything you can to be peaceful with everybody.
“do not take revenge…” – Vengance is the Lord’s.
“but leave room for God’s wrath…” – Vengance is the Lord’s.
“if your enemy is hungry…feed him…” – Feed your enemies when they are hungry.
“if he is thirsty … give him something to drink…” – Give drinks to your enemies when they are thirsty.
“in doing this … you will heap burning coals on his head…” – From Proverbs 25:21-22.
“do not be overcome by evil…” – Don’t help your flesh to win the battle.
“but overcome evil with good…” Don’t let your spirit lose the battle.