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 12:11

  • Tony Adeyemi for verse 11
    God is telling us that there two actors in getting to your destiny in life: God and You. God has his own part to play and you have your own. Don 't shift your own roles or responsibilities to God in the name of service for one should not affect the other. Be a balanced Christian.
  • Adango Hart for verse 11
    Dearly beloved, we all have work to do never be lazy indolent slothful luke warm about it. God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well therefore with all rejoicing, zealously enthusiastically use these abilities to serve the LORD.
  • Olabode for verse 11
    we must be diligent, that we must avoid laziness and procrastination in all our works,we must be warm hearted or quick in spirit and serve the Lord. The purpose why we are created is to serve, praise, honour, obey, love etc. him.
  • Kelechi for verse 11
    pls help me with reason.and expaination.and discution

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