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

  • 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

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