Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

not slothful in earnest care, but 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.

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:

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 loving one another with brotherly love, with honour preferring one another; 11 not slothful in earnest care, but fervent in the Spirit, serving the Lord, 12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, constant in prayer,


Cross References

Acts 18:25

This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spoke and taught diligently the things of the Lord, teaching only in the baptism of John.

Ephesians 4:28

Let him that stole steal no more, but rather let him labour, working with his hands that which is good, that he may have to give to him that is in need.

Hebrews 6:10-11

For God is not unjust to forget your work and labour of charity which ye have showed in his name, having helped the saints and helping them.

Exodus 5:17

And he replied, Ye are idle, ye are idle, therefore ye say, Let us go and sacrifice unto the 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 that send him.

Proverbs 13:4

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

Proverbs 18:9

He also that is negligent in his work is brother to him that is the great spendthrift.

Proverbs 22:29

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

Proverbs 24:30-34

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

Proverbs 26:13-16

The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.

Ecclesiastes 9:10

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

Isaiah 56:10

His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant; they are all dumb dogs; they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, they love to slumber.

Matthew 24:12

And because lawlessness shall abound, the charity of many shall wax cold.

Matthew 25:26

His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful slave, thou knewest that I reap where I did not sow and gather where I have not scattered;

Acts 20:19

serving the Lord with all humility and with many tears and temptations, which have befallen me by the ambushes of the Jews,

Acts 20:34-35

Moreover, ye yourselves know that these hands have ministered unto my necessities and to those that were with me.

1 Corinthians 7:22

For he that is called in the Lord, being a slave, is the Lord's freeman; likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's slave.

Ephesians 6:5-8

Slaves, be obedient to those that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in simplicity of your heart as unto the Christ,

Colossians 3:22-24

Slaves, in all things hearken unto your masters according to the flesh, not serving to be seen as those who only please men, but in simplicity of heart, fearing God;

Colossians 4:1

Masters, do that which is just and right with your slaves, knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.

Colossians 4:12-13

Epaphras, who is one of you, a slave of Christ, salutes you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand firm, perfect and fulfilled in all the will of God.

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

and that ye procure to be quiet and to do your business and to work with your hands, as we commanded you,

2 Thessalonians 3:6-12

Now we charge you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walks out of order, and not after the doctrine which ye received of us.

1 Timothy 5:13

And reject also the idle, who have learned to wander about from house to house, and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

Titus 2:9-10

Exhort slaves to be subject to their own masters and to please them well in all things; not contradicting;

Hebrews 12:28

Therefore, receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us hold fast to the grace, by which we serve God, pleasing him with reverence and godly fear:

James 5:16

Confess your faults one to another and pray one for another that ye may be whole. The effectual prayer of the righteous is very powerful.

1 Peter 1:22

Having purified your souls in the obedience of the truth, by the Spirit, in unfeigned brotherly love, love one another with a pure heart fervently,

1 Peter 4:8

And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves; for charity shall cover a multitude of sins.

Revelation 2:4

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

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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