Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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.

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;

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 as to brotherly love, kindly affectioned towards one another: as to honour, each taking the lead in paying it to the other: 11 as to diligent zealousness, not slothful; in spirit fervent; serving the Lord. 12 As regards hope, rejoicing: as regards tribulation, enduring: as regards prayer, persevering:


Cross References

Acts 18:25

He was instructed in the way of the Lord, and being fervent in his spirit, he spoke and taught exactly the things concerning Jesus, knowing only the baptism of John.

Ephesians 4:28

Let the stealer steal no more, but rather let him toil, working what is honest with his hands, that he may have to distribute to him that has need.

Hebrews 6:10-11

For God is not unrighteous to forget your work, and the love which ye have shewn to his name, having ministered to the saints, and still ministering.

Exodus 5:17

And he said, Ye are idle, idle! therefore ye say, Let us go and sacrifice to Jehovah.

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 them that send him.

Proverbs 13:4

A sluggard's soul desireth and hath nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Proverbs 18:9

He also who is indolent in his work is brother of the destroyer.

Proverbs 22:29

Hast thou seen a man diligent in his work? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before the mean.

Proverbs 24:30-34

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

Proverbs 26:13-16

The sluggard saith, There is a fierce lion in the way; a lion is in the midst of the streets!

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever thy hand findeth to do, do with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, whither thou goest.

Isaiah 56:10

His watchmen are all of them blind, they are without knowledge; they are all dumb dogs that cannot bark, dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber:

Matthew 24:12

and because lawlessness shall prevail, the love of the most shall grow cold;

Matthew 25:26

And his lord answering said to him, Wicked and slothful bondman, thou knewest that I reap where I had not sowed, and gather from where I had not scattered;

Acts 20:19

serving the Lord with all lowliness, and tears, and temptations, which happened to me through the plots of the Jews;

Acts 20:34-35

Yourselves know that these hands have ministered to my wants, and to those who were with me.

1 Corinthians 7:22

For the bondman that is called in the Lord is the Lord's freedman; in like manner also the freeman being called is Christ's bondman.

Ephesians 6:5-8

Bondmen, obey 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 your masters according to flesh; not with eye-services, as men-pleasers, but in simplicity of heart, fearing the Lord.

Colossians 4:1

Masters, give to bondmen what is just and fair, knowing that ye also have a Master in the heavens.

Colossians 4:12-13

Epaphras, who is one of you, the bondman of Christ Jesus, salutes you, always combating earnestly for you in prayers, to the end that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

and to seek earnestly to be quiet and mind your own affairs, and work with your own hands, even as we charged you,

2 Thessalonians 3:6-12

Now we enjoin you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw from every brother walking disorderly and not according to the instruction which he received from us.

1 Timothy 5:13

And, at the same time, they learn also to be idle, going about to people's houses; and not only idle, but also gossipers and meddlers, speaking things not becoming.

Titus 2:9-10

bondmen to be subject to their own masters, to make themselves acceptable in everything; not gainsaying;

Hebrews 12:28

Wherefore let us, receiving a kingdom not to be shaken, have grace, by which let us serve God acceptably with reverence and fear.

James 5:16

Confess therefore your offences to one another, and pray for one another, that ye may be healed. The fervent supplication of the righteous man has much power.

1 Peter 1:22

Having purified your souls by obedience to the truth to unfeigned brotherly love, love one another out of a pure heart fervently;

1 Peter 4:8

but before all things having fervent love among yourselves, because love covers a multitude of sins;

Revelation 2:4

but I have against thee, that thou hast left thy first love.

Revelation 3:15-16

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot; I would thou wert cold or hot.

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