Romans 12:13

“Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Distributing to the necessitie of Saints; giuen to hospitalitie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

communicating to the necessities of the saints; given to hospitality.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Giving to the needs of the saints, ready to take people into your houses.
- Basic English Bible

distributing to the necessities of the saints; given to hospitality.
- Darby Bible

Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
- Webster's Bible

Relieve the necessities of God's people; always practise hospitality.
- Weymouth Bible

contributing to the needs of the saints; given to hospitality.
- World English Bible

yyuynge good to the nedis of seyntis, kepynge hospitalite.
- Wycliffe Bible

to the necessities of the saints communicating; the hospitality pursuing.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 12:13


12:13 Communicate to the necessities of the saints - Relieve all Christians that are in want. It is remarkable, that the apostle, treating expressly of the duties flowing from the communion of saints, yet never says one word about the dead. Pursue hospitality - Not only embracing those that offer, but seeking opportunities to exercise it.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 12:13


Ro 12:13 Distributing to the necessity of the saints. Making the needs of fellow saints your own and helping them. Given to hospitality. This duty was especially needful in those early days when Christians were so often driven from their homes by persecution.

Discussion for Romans 12

  • 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.
  • BSP
    Verses 3 to 5 brings out that any gifts we may have are due to the grace or undeserved kindness of Jehovah God.
  • 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

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