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

  • 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
  • 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.

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