Romans 12:12

“Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Reioycing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing instant in prayer.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing stedfastly in prayer;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Being glad in hope, quiet in trouble, at all times given to prayer,
- Basic English Bible

As regards hope, rejoicing: as regards tribulation, enduring: as regards prayer, persevering:
- Darby Bible

Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing earnest in prayer;
- Webster's Bible

full of joyful hope, patient under persecution, earnest and persistent in prayer.
- Weymouth Bible

rejoicing in hope; enduring in troubles; continuing steadfastly in prayer;
- World English Bible

ioiynge in hope, pacient in tribulacioun, bisy in preier,
- Wycliffe Bible

in the hope rejoicing; in the tribulation enduring; in the prayer persevering;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 12:12


12:12 Rejoicing in hope - Of perfect holiness and everlasting happiness. Hitherto of faith and love; now of hope also, see the fifth and eighth chapters; afterwards of duties toward others; saints, #Ro 12:13 persecutors|, #Ro 12:14 friends|, strangers, enemies, #Ro 12:15|, &c.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 12:12


Ro 12:12 Rejoicing in hope. Hopeful, and hence rejoicing in the prospect. Patient in tribulation. Patient in sorrow, suffering and persecution. Patience implies steadfastness. Continuing instant in prayer. "Continuing steadfastly" (Revised Version). "Praying always and fainting not" (Lu 18:1).

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.