Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

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

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 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;

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 Be kind to one another with a brother's love, putting others before yourselves in honour; 11 Be not slow in your work, but be quick in spirit, as the Lord's servants; 12 Being glad in hope, quiet in trouble, at all times given to prayer,


Cross References

Acts 18:25

This man had been trained in the way of the Lord; and burning in spirit, he gave himself up to teaching the facts about Jesus, though he had knowledge only of John's baptism:

Ephesians 4:28

Let him who was a thief be so no longer, but let him do good work with his hands, so that he may have something to give to him who is in need.

Hebrews 6:10-11

For God is true, and will not put away from him the memory of your work and of your love for his name, in the help which you gave and still give to the saints.

Exodus 5:17

But he said, You have no love for work: that is why you say, Let us go and make an offering to the Lord.

Proverbs 6:6-9

Go to the ant, you hater of work; give thought to her ways and be wise:

Proverbs 10:26

Like acid drink to the teeth and as smoke to the eyes, so is the hater of work to those who send him.

Proverbs 13:4

The hater of work does not get his desires, but the soul of the hard workers will be made fat.

Proverbs 18:9

He who does not give his mind to his work is brother to him who makes destruction.

Proverbs 22:29

Have you seen a man who is expert in his business? he will take his place before kings; his place will not be among low persons.

Proverbs 24:30-34

I went by the field of the hater of work, and by the vine-garden of the man without sense;

Proverbs 26:13-16

The hater of work says, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever comes to your hand to do with all your power, do it because there is no work, or thought, or knowledge, or wisdom in the place of the dead to which you are going.

Isaiah 56:10

His watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all dogs without tongues, unable to make a sound; stretched out dreaming, loving sleep.

Matthew 24:12

And because wrongdoing will be increased, the love of most people will become cold.

Matthew 25:26

But his lord in answer said to him, You are a bad and unready servant; if you had knowledge that I get in grain where I did not put seed, and make profits for which I have done no work,

Acts 20:19

Doing the Lord's work without pride, through all the sorrow and troubles which came on me because of the evil designs of the Jews:

Acts 20:34-35

You yourselves have seen that with these hands I got what was necessary for me and those who were with me.

1 Corinthians 7:22

For he who was a servant when he became a Christian is the Lord's free man; and he who was free when he became a Christian is the Lord's servant.

Ephesians 6:5-8

Servants, do what is ordered by those who are your natural masters, having respect and fear for them, with all your heart, as to Christ;

Colossians 3:22-24

Servants, in all things do the orders of your natural masters; not only when their eyes are on you, as pleasers of men, but with all your heart, fearing the Lord:

Colossians 4:1

Masters, give your servants what is right and equal, conscious that you have a Master in heaven.

Colossians 4:12-13

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, sends you his love, ever taking thought for you in his prayers, that you may be complete and fully certain of all the purpose of God.

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

And that you may take pride in being quiet and doing your business, working with your hands as we gave you orders;

2 Thessalonians 3:6-12

Now we give you orders, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from all those whose behaviour is not well ordered and in harmony with the teaching which they had from us.

1 Timothy 5:13

And they get into the way of doing no work, going about from house to house; and not only doing no work, but talking foolishly, being over-interested in the business of others, saying things which they have no right to say.

Titus 2:9-10

Servants are to be under the authority of their masters, pleasing them in all things, without argument;

Hebrews 12:28

If then, we have a kingdom which will never be moved, let us have grace, so that we may give God such worship as is pleasing to him with fear and respect:

James 5:16

So then, make a statement of your sins to one another, and say prayers for one another so that you may be made well. The prayer of a good man is full of power in its working.

1 Peter 1:22

And as you have made your souls clean, being ruled by what is true, and loving one another without deceit, see that your love is warm and from the heart:

1 Peter 4:8

And most of all be warm in your love for one another; because in love there is forgiveness for sins without number:

Revelation 2:4

But I have this against you, that you are turned away from your first love.

Revelation 3:15-16

I have knowledge of your works, that you are not cold or warm: it would be better if you were cold or warm.

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