Romans 12:11

“Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Not slouthfull in busines: feruent in spirit, seruing the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

in diligence not slothful; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be not slow in your work, but be quick in spirit, as the Lord's servants;
- Basic English Bible

as to diligent zealousness, not slothful; in spirit fervent; serving the Lord.
- Darby Bible

Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
- Webster's Bible

Do not be indolent when zeal is required. Be thoroughly warm-hearted, the Lord's own servants,
- Weymouth Bible

not lagging in diligence; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
- World English Bible

not slow in bisynesse, feruent in spirit, seruynge to the Lord,
- Wycliffe Bible

in the diligence not slothful; in the spirit fervent; the Lord serving;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 12:11


12:11 Whatsoever ye do, do it with your might. In every business diligently and fervently serving the Lord - Doing all to God, not to man.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 12:11


Ro 12:11 Not slothful in business. "In diligence, not slothful" (Revised Version). The idea is, "Give all diligence". Fervent in spirit. Zealous, enthusiastic, not indifferent. Serving the Lord. Whatever we find to do is to be done with our might, but above all, the service of Christ.

Discussion for Romans 12

  • Carolyn
    Verses 14-16: Let us know to show the love of Christ when people are hurting by sharing their pain. It also teaches us to show joy when others are blessed and rejoice with them. Put God first, others second, and ourselves next, and empathize with those who are facing difficulties around us.
  • Philip C. Parks
    The expression, "thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head," is a metaphor with at least two interpretations: 1st, the Christian's compassion rather than retribution will potentially cause within the "enemy" guilt, shame, and embarrassment. 2nd, The "enemy" will potentially feel mental pain for receiving compassion and mercy in response to insult, defamation, and slander--PCP.
  • Seshidhar.K
    Jesus spoke to me through this verse . thank you sir this site is excellent.
  • Eric PAtterson
    This is a very important chapter because it's talking to believers, the instructions here is how to live daily and how to conduct ourselves. Whenever we face trials and tribulations he's giving us the way we should be with non believers and by doing what the chapter says we can make people come to Christ that is what we are called to do.
  • Christian44
    I think Romans 12 is talking about how GOD wants us to wait for his conformation if we want to do anything.
  • Claudette
    Romans ch 12 of speak about being a sacrifice to
    God.

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