Romans 12:12

“Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Reioycing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing instant in prayer.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing stedfastly in prayer;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Being glad in hope, quiet in trouble, at all times given to prayer,
- Basic English Bible

As regards hope, rejoicing: as regards tribulation, enduring: as regards prayer, persevering:
- Darby Bible

Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing earnest in prayer;
- Webster's Bible

full of joyful hope, patient under persecution, earnest and persistent in prayer.
- Weymouth Bible

rejoicing in hope; enduring in troubles; continuing steadfastly in prayer;
- World English Bible

ioiynge in hope, pacient in tribulacioun, bisy in preier,
- Wycliffe Bible

in the hope rejoicing; in the tribulation enduring; in the prayer persevering;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 12:12


12:12 Rejoicing in hope - Of perfect holiness and everlasting happiness. Hitherto of faith and love; now of hope also, see the fifth and eighth chapters; afterwards of duties toward others; saints, #Ro 12:13 persecutors|, #Ro 12:14 friends|, strangers, enemies, #Ro 12:15|, &c.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 12:12


Ro 12:12 Rejoicing in hope. Hopeful, and hence rejoicing in the prospect. Patient in tribulation. Patient in sorrow, suffering and persecution. Patience implies steadfastness. Continuing instant in prayer. "Continuing steadfastly" (Revised Version). "Praying always and fainting not" (Lu 18:1).

Discussion for Romans 12

  • BSP
    Verse 12~We must rejoice in the hope. This world is full of distress and depressing situations and topics. If we rejoice in the future hope of everlasting life and the blessings that Jehovah God will give, we can continue to endure and have real joy.
  • Rita hurvey
    Continue to pray during times of tribulation The Lord will see you thru it spend even more time in his word and please dont forget to praise him during these challenging times
  • BSP
    Verse 3: This is a good scripture to keep in mind with regards to having a balanced view of ourselves. We live in a self-obsessed time and we must guard against thinking more of ourselves than necessary.
  • Halieus2011
    I am encouraged with the writings of Paul because he was a rough character as I am and now I can be happy that there is hope for me too! Being a disciple isn’t easy and because I believe the Lord has picked me out for his gift of Salvation and eternal life I press on. I think we humans are harder on ourselves than we should be, yes sinful nature but God is faithful!
  • Lilian
    REJOICING IN HOPE PATIENTS IN TRIBULATIONS AND CONTINUING INSTANT IN PRAYER. PRAISE YOU LORD JESUS I WILL HIDE MYSELF IN THEE FOR YOU ARE MY ROCK AND MY SALVATION AMEN HALLELUJAH
  • Samuel
    1 We should rejoice always in Christ our hope ,regardless of our situation. 2 We who are the redeemed go through the tribulation. 3 We the chosen of God are not to faint but be in prayer always.