Romans 12:11

“Not slouthfull in busines: feruent in spirit, seruing the Lord.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
- King James Version

not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

in diligence not slothful; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be not slow in your work, but be quick in spirit, as the Lord's servants;
- Basic English Bible

as to diligent zealousness, not slothful; in spirit fervent; serving the Lord.
- Darby Bible

Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
- Webster's Bible

Do not be indolent when zeal is required. Be thoroughly warm-hearted, the Lord's own servants,
- Weymouth Bible

not lagging in diligence; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
- World English Bible

not slow in bisynesse, feruent in spirit, seruynge to the Lord,
- Wycliffe Bible

in the diligence not slothful; in the spirit fervent; the Lord serving;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 12:11


12:11 Whatsoever ye do, do it with your might. In every business diligently and fervently serving the Lord - Doing all to God, not to man.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 12:11


Ro 12:11 Not slothful in business. "In diligence, not slothful" (Revised Version). The idea is, "Give all diligence". Fervent in spirit. Zealous, enthusiastic, not indifferent. Serving the Lord. Whatever we find to do is to be done with our might, but above all, the service of Christ.

Discussion for Romans 12

  • I, even I, am that Michael Isaac Dale:
    Hearken now, ye men, unto my Holy Father. No lie is of the truth: and no truth is of a liar. Know ye not that the wicked, full of envy as they await condemnation, shew false strength and courage as they desire to lead ye to their own eternal damnation? For they who hate Christ hate his chosen. So hate pride and learn of Christ. Confess your sins then believe the truth. Turn yourselves and live ye.
  • Pixel Boss YT
    This is a great chapter!
  • CHIGOZIE
    The scripture teaches me to trust in God's promises, esp. when i see or hear others testify of the work of God in their lives to be faithful wait for my turn, though there may be lots of trials, temptations challenges, but with the patience in job fervent prayers in righteousness sincerity, the answer is certain.
  • Lilian
    Amen praise the Lord
  • Lauren
    This chapter means so much to me; it shows how to live a true Christian life, and how to stand in the service of God, and I love every aspect of it.
  • J.J. Simms
    It is our job as Christians to be dutiful, like-minded and business focused on the Life of Christ. we know and accept that this world is wicked but we are not to be a part of the wickedness. in every darkness even the smallest light shines bright, it is our job to be as bright as we can.

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