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 12:12

  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 12
    Paul is admonishing the Romans to rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, and constant in prayer. If we do not see what we hope for, then do we with patience wait until we receive it. We are pilgrims, and strangers in this world. Our home is in heaven, but we must pray constantly for all the lost souls to repent, then place their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation. Don't render evil for evil, but bless those who curse you. By doing this we demonstrate that we are children of God.