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

  • Deborah Pierce
    How perfectly letting patience have her perfect work, as the perfection of working in the fields yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness by doing good cheerfully is in fact presentation to both man and to God a living sacrifice of one another
  • Donnie
    The meaning behind offering our bodies as a living sacrifice is pertaining to our Christian walk and service to God. Jesus is the perfect example and since he offered up the perfect sacrifice for our sins and forgiveness of sins it is now possible for us to walk after the spirit and not obey the lust of the flesh... We should offer our bodies as instruments of service unto the Lord.
  • BSP
    This verse can be hard to follow because we are not inclined to bless those who persecute us. However, by doing so we imitate Jesus Christ.
  • Maryjudith
    Thank you for expanding on that particularly last paragraph speaks clearly to me bless you
  • BSP
    We are told not to think more of ourselves than necessary in verse 3.
  • Ahuwa Chiamaka
    We should always learn to show love