Romans 12:7

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

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

  • 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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