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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

  • Edith K.G
    I have read this Chapter before, but each time I get a new message about life and christian living. Needed these words especially today. Thank you Jesus.
  • MockingBird for verse 1
    Not only is Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior He is my brother The mercy of God is from everlasting to everlasting : That is a long time : God called me out of darkness into His marvelous light : He has made me alive to God : Therefore I am to present my body a living sacrifice : a sacrifice is something that costs you something : Costs me to lay down my life for His : Praise God I can say : He is still working in me : This is a : my way of life to always be wanting to please my Lord God !!!
  • God has given us all THE measure of FAITH. So therefore u have the tool GOD given faith ...are u using it ? are you applying it to your life, your children's lives,your healing, your purpose, your ministry. Without Faith it is impossible to please God. The faith He's given you must be activated. You must BELIEVE and not doubt to active FAITH. You have the FAITH. Scripture says that..but are stirring it up in your life. FAITH brings about results. If you just have the Faith the size of a grain of mustard seed.You can please God. So today ACTIVATE what God has given you...it will turn into crazy FAITH. Trust God not man.
  • Colin Andre Pond
    Romans 12v2. The Will of God. In life we find the Perfect Will and The Permissive Will of God, The Perfect Will of God is, what God wants for us when we follow his commands and give glory to his name. The Permissive Will of God, is what God allows to happen, but we must remember God always got something better for us, so in life we must always be in the Perfect Will of God.
  • William
    Just and reasonable service. Not too much to ask. We all need to be following the Lord's instructions and stop leaving ot up to someone else.
  • Foster Simbeye for verse 17
    It is not for man to revenge, but for God Himself. As christians, Jesus Christ must be our standard, He didn't do evil to those who crusify Him, but he asked His heavenly Father to forgive them. So, let us also pray for those who offended us and forgive them, in so doing Our heavenly father will also forgive us.

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