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

  • 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
  • Wayne
    As long as you baptize in the name of the Father, in the name of the Son, in the name of the Holy Ghost, as Jesus, Himself, instructed us, by His very own words. Matthew 28-19.GBU