9 Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast
to what is good;
10 love one another
with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honour.
11 Do not lag
in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord.
12 Rejoice in
hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.
to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.
14 Bless those
who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.
15 Rejoice with
those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
16 Live in harmony
with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly;
do not claim to be wiser than you are.
17 Do not repay
anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the
sight of all.