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

  • 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
  • Irene123
    The Lord Jesus has His Pastors in this age of Grace. And they preach the SAME message Peter preached in Acts 2:38 - and then you follow the way to Him in the epistles the bks. after Acts .
  • 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.
  • 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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