To give as a gift.
Or, To set, place, or introduce into
the presence, or before the face of a superior. (As, to 'present' an
ambassador to the king.)
Also, to offer; to exhibit.
Or, to put into the hands
of another with
beseech you therefore, brethren,
by the mercies of God,
that you present your bodies a living sacrifice,
holy, acceptable unto God,
which is your reasonable service.
And be not conformed to this
but be ye transformed by the renewing
of your mind, that ye may prove what is that
good, and acceptable, and
perfect, will of God.
'present your bodies a living sacrifice' means, to present your bodies
as a living sacrifice to God; to give up sin for God's
and keep your bodies
holy to Him.