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Romans 12:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Bless them that persecute you; bless, and curse not.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Bless them who persecute you; bless, and curse not.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Bless them that persecute you; bless, and curse not.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Bless them that persecute, bless, and do not curse.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Bless those persecuting you; bless, and curse not;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Bless them that persecute you: bless, and curse not.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Blesse them which persecute you, blesse, and curse not.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Bless your persecutors; bless, and curse not.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Bless your persecutors: bless, and curse not.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Bless 2127
{2127} Prime
εὐλογέω
eulogeo
{yoo-log-eh'-o}
From a compound of G2095 and G3056; to speak well of, that is, (religiously) to bless (thank or invoke a benediction upon, prosper).
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
them which persecute 1377
{1377} Prime
διώκω
dioko
{dee-o'-ko}
A prolonged (and causative) form of a primary verb δίω [[dio]] (to flee; compare the base of G1169 and G1249); to pursue (literally or figuratively); by implication to persecute.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
you: 5209
{5209} Prime
ὑμᾶς
humas
{hoo-mas'}
Accusative of G5210; you (as the object of a verb or preposition).
bless, 2127
{2127} Prime
εὐλογέω
eulogeo
{yoo-log-eh'-o}
From a compound of G2095 and G3056; to speak well of, that is, (religiously) to bless (thank or invoke a benediction upon, prosper).
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
curse 2672
{2672} Prime
καταράομαι
kataraomai
{kat-ar-ah'-om-ahee}
Middle voice from G2671; to execrate; by analogy to doom.
z5737
<5737> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 152
not. 3361
{3361} Prime
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Romans 12:14

_ _ Bless — that is, Call down by prayer a blessing on.

_ _ them which persecute you, etc. — This is taken from the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:44), which, from the allusions made to it, seems to have been the storehouse of Christian morality among the churches.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Romans 12:1-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Romans 12:14

Curse not — No, not in your heart.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Romans 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Job 31:29-30 If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him: ... Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.
Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Luke 6:28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
Acts 7:60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
1 Corinthians 4:12-13 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: ... Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, [and are] the offscouring of all things unto this day.
1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that none render evil for evil unto any [man]; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all [men].
James 3:10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
1 Peter 2:21-23 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: ... Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed [himself] to him that judgeth righteously:
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.
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Jb 31:29. Mt 5:44. Lk 6:28; 23:34. Ac 7:60. Ro 12:21. 1Co 4:12. 1Th 5:15. Jm 3:10. 1P 2:21; 3:9.

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