Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

never lagging behind in diligence; aglow in the Spirit, enthusiastically 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:

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;

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 with brotherly love toward each other, affectionate, leading each other in recognition, 11 not lazy in diligence, being fervent in the Spirit serving the Lord, 12 rejoicing in hope, enduring tribulation, persevering in prayer,


Cross References

Acts 18:25

This was a man who was instructed in the way of the Lord. And being fervent in the Spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the things about the Lord, knowing only the immersion of John.

Ephesians 4:28

Let the man who steals steal no more, but rather let him labor, working with his hands the good, so that he may have to give to him who has need.

Hebrews 6:10-11

For God is not unrighteous to forget your work, and the labor of love that ye showed toward his name, having served the sanctified, and who are serving.

Exodus 5:17

But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle. Therefore ye say, Let us go and sacrifice to LORD.

Proverbs 6:6-9

Go to the ant, thou sluggard. Consider her ways, and be wise.

Proverbs 10:26

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.

Proverbs 13:4

The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Proverbs 18:9

He also that is slack in his work is brother to him that is a destroyer.

Proverbs 22:29

See thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before obscure men.

Proverbs 24:30-34

I went by the field of the sluggard, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding.

Proverbs 26:13-16

The sluggard says, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever thy hand finds to do, do with thy might, for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, where thou go.

Isaiah 56:10

His watchmen are blind. They are all without knowledge. They are all mute dogs. They cannot bark, dreaming, laying down, loving to slumber.

Matthew 24:12

And because of the increased lawlessness, the love of the many will become cold.

Matthew 25:26

But having answered, his lord said to him, Thou evil and lazy bondman, thou knew that I reap where I sowed not, and gather from where I did not scatter.

Acts 20:19

serving the Lord with all humility, and many tears and trials that befell me by the conspiracies of the Jews.

Acts 20:34-35

Ye yourselves know that these hands served my needs, and to those who were with me.

1 Corinthians 7:22

For he who was called in Lord a bondman is a freedman of Lord. Likewise also he who was called a free man is a bondman of Christ.

Ephesians 6:5-8

Bondmen, be obedient to the masters according to flesh, with fear and trembling, in simplicity of your heart as to the Christ.

Colossians 3:22-24

Bondmen, obey in all things those masters according to flesh, not in eye-service as men-pleasers, but in simplicity of heart, fearing God.

Colossians 4:1

Masters, present to the bondmen what is right and equitable, knowing that ye also have a Master in heavens.

Colossians 4:12-13

Epaphras, the bondman of Christ from you, salutes you, always striving for you in prayers, so that ye may stand perfect and made full in all the will of God.

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

and to aspire to live quietly, and to do your own things, and to work with your own hands, just as we commanded you,

2 Thessalonians 3:6-12

Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, for you to withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition, which they received from us.

1 Timothy 5:13

And also at the same time they learn to be idle, roving the houses, and not only idle, but also babbling and meddlesome, speaking things that they ought not.

Titus 2:9-10

Bondmen are to be obedient to their own masters, to be well-pleasing in all things, not speaking contrary,

Hebrews 12:28

Therefore, receiving an immovable kingdom, we may have grace, through which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and awe.

James 5:16

Confess ye the trespasses to each other, and pray for each other so that ye may be healed. A working supplication of a righteous man is very powerful.

1 Peter 1:22

Men who have purified your souls in obedience of the truth through the Spirit for non-hypocritical brotherly love. Ye should love each other fervently from a pure heart,

1 Peter 4:8

And above all having fervent love for yourselves, because love will cover a multitude of sins,

Revelation 2:4

Nevertheless, I have against thee because thou left thy first love.

Revelation 3:15-16

I know thy works, that thou are neither cold nor hot. O that thou were cold or hot.

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