Romans 12:11

“Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Not slouthfull in busines: feruent in spirit, seruing the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • BSP
    Verse 11: We are urged to be hard-working. We want to give God our very best and this requires hard work.
  • Edna
    GOOD CHAPTER TO REMIND US WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST. WE HAVE A TRAMSFORM MIND BNY RENEWING IT. WE ARE ONE BODY WITH MANY GIFTS. WE ARE TO LOVE OUR BROTHER AND SISTERS IN CHRIST JESUS.WE ARE TO LIVE PEACEFULLY WITH ALL MEN IF POSSIBLE GOD IS THE ONE WHO DOES THE CORRECTING. BLESS THOSE WHP PERSECUTE YOU. GOD DOES HAVE A BETTER PLAN GRACE AND MERCY
  • A disciple
    Peter; this is such an important thing! How "natural" it is to respond with self defense when someone says or does us wrong or unfairly (real or imagined)! But we have been given light that we are not made to act like animals, but like God: and "natural" is something that we are to keep under subjection in obedience to the Spirit of God He has put within us. May the Lord's grace prevail for us!
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    This whole chapter provides guidelines for Christian living. Key guidelines are- Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. live peaceably with all men. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
  • Ray321
    Romans 12:4-5 4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: 5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we should all be like minded as Apostle Paul said, if one of us hurt, we all hurt. Jesus is the head of the Church Body, let's Love one another in Christ not in foolish words.
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 12:17 RECOMPENSE TO NO MAN EVIL FOR EVIL PROVIDE THINGS --- HONEST --- IN THE SIGHT OF ALL MEN 2 TIMOTHY 3:13 BUT EVIL MEN AND SEDUCERS SHALL WAX WORSE AND WORSE DECEIVEING AND BEING DECEIVED

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