Romans 12:7

“Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Romans 12:7

Or ministery, let vs wait, on our ministring: or hee that teacheth, on teaching:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

or ministry, `let us give ourselves' to our ministry; or he that teacheth, to his teaching;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Or the position of a Deacon of the church, let a man give himself to it; or he who has the power of teaching, let him make use of it;
- Basic English Bible

or service, [let us occupy ourselves] in service; or he that teaches, in teaching;
- Darby Bible

Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching:
- Webster's Bible

if it is the gift of administration, let the administrator exercise a sound judgement in his duties.
- Weymouth Bible

or service, let us give ourselves to service; or he who teaches, to his teaching;
- World English Bible

ethir prophecie, aftir the resoun of feith; ethir seruise, in mynystryng; ether he that techith, in techyng;
- Wycliffe Bible

or ministration -- `In the ministration!' or he who is teaching -- `In the teaching!'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Romans 12:7

Wesley's Notes for Romans 12:7


12:7 Ministering - As deacons. He that teacheth - Catechumens; for whom particular instructers were appointed. He that exhorteth - Whose peculiar business it was to urge Christians to duty, and to comfort them in trials.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 12:7


Ro 12:7 Ministry. If instead of prophecy, our gift of the more lowly one of ministering, let us give our time and attention to it. The Greek word rendered "ministry" is "diakonia", "deaconship", or service. Teaching. The work of an elder, or bishop, who must be "apt to teach" (1Ti 3:2 2Ti 2:24). If this was one's work, his soul must be put into it.

Discussion for Romans 12:7

  • Teboho on Romans 12:7
    Dear Adam

    What is the difference between Teaching and Ministering that is described in Romans chapt 12vs 7.. I have asked this before and didn't get a response.

    God bless

    Teboho
  • Chris - in Reply on Romans 12:7
    Teboho, if I may offer my understanding on these words. I see these as two distinct types of ministry in the Church just as the other verses that speak of those who encourage others or show mercy are also very useful in the building up of God's people. So, the Gk. word for 'Ministry' (v 7) is 'diakonia', otherwise translated as deaconship or service. So, the work of a deacon would come under the meaning of this word as well as others fulfilling this type of service, which must also include the sisters in a fellowship, who wonderfully serve in many other ways. I see Paul in this chapter trying to point out that whatever gift is given to us by the Spirit, we must use it diligently & cheerfully, for the blessing of the Church & not for our profit or elevation. I hope this helps you.
  • Teboho - in Reply on Romans 12:7
    Dear Chris

    Thanks for that but you did not answer me fully. I asked what the difference between Ministering and Teaching is. You touched on the first and not the latter. Please assist and explain fully

    God Bless
  • Chris - in Reply on Romans 12:7
    Teboho, apologies for neglecting this - I assumed that the word 'ministering' was the main focus here.

    If I could give the Greek here: 'didaskon' = to teach, instruct or impart knowledge. It is used many times in the NT as it spoke of Jesus teaching (as in Mt 21:23), those from the apostles (2 Thes 2:15), or teaching within the Church (1 Tim 3:2, 2 Tim 2:24, where this gift is generally exercised by the elders who were carefully appointed to lead the Church to fulfil this important function). Often these days, the role of a Pastor (Gk. Poimen) is also seen as not only a shepherd of the flock, but also the Church leader & elder, but scripturally evident, a pastor's role is a shepherd/guide, who may or may not be an elder or have the gift of teaching.
  • Teboho on Romans 12:7
    What is the difference between Teaching and Ministering that is discussed in the book of Roman's Chapter 12 vs 7

    Kind Regards
  • Prince amponsah on Romans 12:7
    i need more of the word of God from you
  • James on Romans 12:7
    We all within the body of Christ are called to minister truth in Christ.


 

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