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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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).
Timothy Wayne George's comment on 2013-08-04 23:26:47:
Paul is admonishing the Romans to rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, and constant in prayer. If we do not see what we hope for, then do we with patience wait until we receive it. We are pilgrims, and strangers in this world. Our home is in heaven, but we must pray constantly for all the lost souls to repent, then place their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation. Don't render evil for evil, but bless those who curse you. By doing this we demonstrate that we are children of God.
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