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
    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.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 21:34 and take heed to yourselves lest at anytime your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness --- and cares of this life --- and so that day come upon you unawares --21:35-- for as a snare it shall come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth --21:36-- watch you therefore --- and pray always --- that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass and to stand before the son of man 2 THESSALONIANS 1:11 wherefore also we pray always for you that our GOD would --- count you worthy --- of this calling and fulfill all the good pleasure of HIS goodness and --- the work --- of faith with power
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 1:20 and having made peace through the blood of HIS cross by HIM to reconcile all things to HIMSELF --by HIM-- I say whether they be things in earth or things in heaven --1:21-- and you that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works yet now hath HE reconciled --1:22-- in the body of HIS flesh through death to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in HIS sight --1:23-- if you continue --- in the faith grounded and settled and be not moved away from --- THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL --- which you have heard and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven whereof I paul am made a minister COLOSSIANS 1:5 for --- the hope --- which is laid up for you in heaven whereof you heard before in --- the word of the truth of the gospel --- MARK 1:15 and saying the time is fulfilled and the kingdom of GOD is at hand --- REPENT YOU --- and believe the gospel

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