Romans 12:11



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;

King James Version

Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

Holman Bible

Do not lack diligence; be fervent in spirit; serve the Lord.

International Standard Version

Never be lazy in showing such devotion. Be on fire with the Spirit. Serve the Lord.

A Conservative Version

not lazy in diligence, being fervent in the Spirit serving the Lord,

American Standard Version

in diligence not slothful; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

Amplified

Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord.

An Understandable Version

Be enthusiastic instead of lazy. Be fervent in your spirit [Note: Some translators take "spirit" here to refer to the "Holy Spirit"], [as you] serve the Lord.

Anderson New Testament

in what requires diligence, be not slothful; in spirit, be fervent; in service, be devoted to the Lord;

Bible in Basic English

Be not slow in your work, but be quick in spirit, as the Lord's servants;

Common New Testament

Never be lacking in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.

Daniel Mace New Testament

in business be not slothful, but of an active mind, making the best use of every incident.

Darby Translation

as to diligent zealousness, not slothful; in spirit fervent; serving the Lord.

Godbey New Testament

not slothful in business; boiling over in spirit; serving the Lord;

Goodspeed New Testament

not wanting in devotion, but on fire with the Spirit. Serve the Lord.

John Wesley New Testament

Not slothful in business, servent in spirit, serving the Lord:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

not slothful in earnest care, but fervent in the Spirit, serving the Lord,

Julia Smith Translation

In study not slothful; boiling in the spirit; serving the Lord;

King James 2000

Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

Lexham Expanded Bible

not lagging in diligence, being enthusiastic in spirit, serving the Lord,

Modern King James verseion

As to diligence, not slothful, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let not that business which ye have in hand be tedious to you. Be fervent in the spirit. Apply yourselves to the time.

Moffatt New Testament

never let your zeal flag; maintain the spiritual glow; serve the Lord;

Montgomery New Testament

In your diligence be free from sloth. Be glowing in spirit. Slave for the master.

NET Bible

Do not lag in zeal, be enthusiastic in spirit, serve the Lord.

New Heart English Bible

not lagging in diligence; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

New simplified Bible

Do not lag behind in diligence. Be fervent in spirit serving God.

Noyes New Testament

Be not backward in zeal; be fervent in spirit; serving the Lord.

Sawyer New Testament

be not slothful in business, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord,

The Emphasized Bible

In business, not slothful, in spirit, fervent, to the Lord, doing service,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord:

Twentieth Century New Testament

Never flagging in zeal; fervent in spirit; serving the Master;

Webster

Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

Weymouth New Testament

Do not be indolent when zeal is required. Be thoroughly warm-hearted, the Lord's own servants,

Williams New Testament

never slack in earnestness, always on fire with the Spirit, always serving the Lord,

World English Bible

not lagging in diligence; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

Worrell New Testament

in diligence, not slothful; in spirit, fervent, serving the Lord;

Worsley New Testament

not slothful in business: fervent in spirit: serving the Lord.

Youngs Literal Translation

in the diligence not slothful; in the spirit fervent; the Lord serving;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Not
μή 
me 
not , no , that not , God forbid 9 , lest , neither , no man , but , none , not translated ,
Usage: 493

ὀκνηρός 
Okneros 
Usage: 2

σπουδή 
Spoude 
Usage: 12

ζέω 
Zeo 
Usage: 2

in spirit
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

δουλεύω 
Douleuo 
serve , be in bondage , do service
Usage: 20

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Romans 12:11

References

American

Context Readings

Living In Love

10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; 11 not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer,


Cross References

Acts 18:25

This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the things concerning Jesus, being acquainted only with the baptism of John;

Ephesians 4:28

He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need.

Hebrews 6:10-11

For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.

Exodus 5:17

But he said, "You are lazy, very lazy; therefore you say, 'Let us go and sacrifice to the LORD.'

Proverbs 6:6-9

Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise,

Proverbs 10:26

Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, So is the lazy one to those who send him.

Proverbs 13:4

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.

Proverbs 18:9

He also who is slack in his work Is brother to him who destroys.

Proverbs 22:29

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.

Proverbs 24:30-34

I passed by the field of the sluggard And by the vineyard of the man lacking sense,

Proverbs 26:13-16

The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road! A lion is in the open square!"

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.

Isaiah 56:10

His watchmen are blind, All of them know nothing. All of them are mute dogs unable to bark, Dreamers lying down, who love to slumber;

Matthew 24:12

"Because lawlessness is increased, most people's love will grow cold.

Matthew 25:26

"But his master answered and said to him, 'You wicked, lazy slave, you knew that I reap where I did not sow and gather where I scattered no seed.

Acts 20:19

serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials which came upon me through the plots of the Jews;

Acts 20:34-35

"You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my own needs and to the men who were with me.

1 Corinthians 7:22

For he who was called in the Lord while a slave, is the Lord's freedman; likewise he who was called while free, is Christ's slave.

Ephesians 6:5-8

Slaves, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ;

Colossians 3:22-24

Slaves, in all things obey those who are your masters on earth, not with external service, as those who merely please men, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.

Colossians 4:1

Masters, grant to your slaves justice and fairness, knowing that you too have a Master in heaven.

Colossians 4:12-13

Epaphras, who is one of your number, a bondslave of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you,

2 Thessalonians 3:6-12

Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from every brother who leads an unruly life and not according to the tradition which you received from us.

1 Timothy 5:13

At the same time they also learn to be idle, as they go around from house to house; and not merely idle, but also gossips and busybodies, talking about things not proper to mention.

Titus 2:9-10

Urge bondslaves to be subject to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not argumentative,

Hebrews 12:28

Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe;

James 5:16

Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.

1 Peter 1:22

Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart,

1 Peter 4:8

Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.

Revelation 2:4

'But I have this against you, that you have left your first love.

Revelation 3:15-16

'I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot.



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