Romans 12:7

“Or ministery, let vs wait, on our ministring: or hee that teacheth, on teaching:”

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Other Translations

Or ministry, [let us wait] on [our] ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
- King James Version

if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

or ministry, `let us give ourselves' to our ministry; or he that teacheth, to his teaching;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Or the position of a Deacon of the church, let a man give himself to it; or he who has the power of teaching, let him make use of it;
- Basic English Bible

or service, [let us occupy ourselves] in service; or he that teaches, in teaching;
- Darby Bible

Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching:
- Webster's Bible

if it is the gift of administration, let the administrator exercise a sound judgement in his duties.
- Weymouth Bible

or service, let us give ourselves to service; or he who teaches, to his teaching;
- World English Bible

ethir prophecie, aftir the resoun of feith; ethir seruise, in mynystryng; ether he that techith, in techyng;
- Wycliffe Bible

or ministration -- `In the ministration!' or he who is teaching -- `In the teaching!'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 12:7


12:7 Ministering - As deacons. He that teacheth - Catechumens; for whom particular instructers were appointed. He that exhorteth - Whose peculiar business it was to urge Christians to duty, and to comfort them in trials.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 12:7


Ro 12:7 Ministry. If instead of prophecy, our gift of the more lowly one of ministering, let us give our time and attention to it. The Greek word rendered "ministry" is "diakonia", "deaconship", or service. Teaching. The work of an elder, or bishop, who must be "apt to teach" (1Ti 3:2 2Ti 2:24). If this was one's work, his soul must be put into it.

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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