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

  • Mbugua
    A sacrifice is that which is utterly devoted to God. The christian walk is therefore, a living devotion to God. This may be accomplished through transformation. The believer experiences this state of transformation by the operation of the Holy Spirit's renewing of mind, making possible for the believer to prove what is good, acceptable and the perfect will of God
  • Maureen
    I think that this is our opportunity to wholly give ourselves to God and still remain alive. Usually when a sacrifice is made, an animal is killed and the body is presented. It is reasonable for us to give ourselves a sacrifice and continue being alive.
  • Albert bullock
    the lord is well pleased with what you have done and wants you to teach other how love the lord with all there heart and mind may god continue to bless you
  • Deaconess Karen Talbert
    I think that Paul is explaining to us how we as Christian are suppose to live. Verses 17 and 21 bring back memories to me as a young child, how it was " to get even" with those who mistreated me. I was raised in the church, but also as verse 2 states " and be not confirmed to this world" I was to an extent. But praise the Lord, by His love, Grace and mercy my mind has been transformed.
  • Lilian
    Being Born Again in Spirit and by accepting Jesus and his words into my life Jesus made me whole again. Thank you for your blood Lord. Help me to be Born Again every moment of my life for you are Holy help me to be Holy like you. Praise you Jesus and i will worship you alone for you are worthy to be praise. Let me kneel down and serve you. Amen
  • Steve morrow
    john a Jerome does CHRIST teach all sacrifice or just blood sacrifice---romans 12:1 I beseech you brethren by the mercies of GOD that you present your bodies a living sacrifice--holy--acceptable unto GOD--which is your reasonable service Hebrews 13:15 BY HIM THEREFORE LET US OFFER THE SACRIFICE OF PRAISE TO GOD CONTINUALLY THAT IS THE FRUIT OF OUR LIPS GIVING THANKS TO HIS NAME --- ALSO 13:16

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