4. By the Living of a Life
of the Highest Virtues
  1. Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.
  2. Love one another warmly in brotherly love; take the lead in showing honor one to another.
  3. Do not be slothful in zeal, but be burning in spirit, serving the Lord.
  4. Rejoice in hope; endure in tribulation; persevere in prayer.
  5. Contribute to the needs of the saints; pursue hospitality.
  6. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
  7. Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep.
  8. Be of the same mind toward one another, not setting your mind on the high things but going along with the lowly; do not be wise in yourselves.
  9. Repay no one evil for evil; take forethought for things honorable in the sight of all men.
  10. If possible, as far as it depends on you, live in peace with all men.
  11. Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but give place to the wrath of God, for it is written, Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says the Lord.
  12. But if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in doing this you will heap coals of fire upon his head.
  13. Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.