“Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;”
King James Version (KJV)
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.
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).