Romans 12:15

“Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Reioyce with them that doe reioice, and weepe with them that weepe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Rejoice with them that rejoice; weep with them that weep.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Take part in the joy of those who are glad, and in the grief of those who are sorrowing.
- Basic English Bible

Rejoice with those that rejoice, weep with those that weep.
- Darby Bible

Rejoice with them that rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
- Webster's Bible

Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep.
- Weymouth Bible

Rejoice with those who rejoice. Weep with those who weep.
- World English Bible

for to ioye with men that ioyen, for to wepe with men that wepen.
- Wycliffe Bible

to rejoice with the rejoicing, and to weep with the weeping,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 12:15


12:15 Rejoice - The direct opposite to weeping is laughter; but this does not so well suit a Christian.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 12:15


Ro 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, etc. Sympathize with the joys and sorrows of others.

Discussion for Romans 12

  • BSP
    We are told not to think more of ourselves than necessary in verse 3.
  • Ahuwa Chiamaka
    We should always learn to show love
  • 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.
  • Christian44
    I think Romans 12 is talking about how GOD wants us to wait for his conformation if we want to do anything.

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