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

  • Edna
    GOOD CHAPTER TO REMIND US WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST. WE HAVE A TRAMSFORM MIND BNY RENEWING IT. WE ARE ONE BODY WITH MANY GIFTS. WE ARE TO LOVE OUR BROTHER AND SISTERS IN CHRIST JESUS.WE ARE TO LIVE PEACEFULLY WITH ALL MEN IF POSSIBLE GOD IS THE ONE WHO DOES THE CORRECTING. BLESS THOSE WHP PERSECUTE YOU. GOD DOES HAVE A BETTER PLAN GRACE AND MERCY
  • A disciple
    Peter; this is such an important thing! How "natural" it is to respond with self defense when someone says or does us wrong or unfairly (real or imagined)! But we have been given light that we are not made to act like animals, but like God: and "natural" is something that we are to keep under subjection in obedience to the Spirit of God He has put within us. May the Lord's grace prevail for us!
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    This whole chapter provides guidelines for Christian living. Key guidelines are- Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. live peaceably with all men. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
  • 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.
  • 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

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