Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

not lagging in diligence, being enthusiastic in 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:

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;

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 being devoted to one another in brotherly love, esteeming one another [more highly] in honor, 11 not lagging in diligence, being enthusiastic in spirit, serving the Lord, 12 rejoicing in hope, enduring in affliction, being devoted to prayer,


Cross References

Acts 18:25

This man had been instructed [in] the way of the Lord, and being enthusiastic in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the [things] about Jesus, [although he] knew only the baptism of John.

Ephesians 4:28

The one who steals must steal no longer, but instead must labor, working with his own hands [what is] good, so that he may have [something] to share with the one who has need.

Hebrews 6:10-11

For God [is] not unjust, [so as] to forget your work and the love which you demonstrated for his name [by] having served the saints, and continuing to serve [them].

Exodus 5:17

And he said, "You [are] lazy, lazy! Therefore you [are] saying, 'Let us go; let us sacrifice to Yahweh.'

Proverbs 6:6-9

Go to the ant, lazy! Consider its ways and be wise.

Proverbs 10:26

Like vinegar to the tooth and like smoke to the eyes, thus [is] the lazy to one who employs him.

Proverbs 13:4

The soul of the lazy craves, but there is nothing, but the person of diligence is richly supplied.

Proverbs 18:9

Even he who is slack in his work, he is brother to a master of destruction.

Proverbs 22:29

A man who is skillful in his work, you shall see: before kings, he will serve; he will not serve before the commoners.

Proverbs 24:30-34

I passed by the field of a lazy person, and over the vineyard of a person lacking {sense};

Proverbs 26:13-16

A lazy person says "A lion [is] in the road! A lion among the streets!"

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever your hand finds to do--do [it] with [all] your might; for in Sheol--where you are going--no one works, plans, knows, or thinks about anything.

Isaiah 56:10

His watchmen [are] blind, none of them know. They [are] all dumb dogs; they are unable to bark, panting, lying down, loving to slumber.

Matthew 24:12

and because lawlessness will increase, the love of many will grow cold.

Matthew 25:26

But his master answered [and] said to him, 'Evil and lazy slave! You knew that I reap where I did not sow and gather from where I did not scatter [seed].

Acts 20:19

serving the Lord with all humility and with tears, and with the trials that happened to me through the plots of the Jews--

Acts 20:34-35

You yourselves know that these hands served [to meet] my needs and [the needs of] those who were with me.

1 Corinthians 7:22

For the one who is called in the Lord [while] a slave is the Lord's freedperson. Likewise the one who is called [while] free is a slave of Christ.

Ephesians 6:5-8

Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ,

Colossians 3:22-24

Slaves, obey your {human} masters in everything, not {while being watched}, as people pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.

Colossians 4:1

Masters, grant your slaves justice and fairness, knowing that you also have a master in heaven.

Colossians 4:12-13

Epaphras, who is [one] of you, greets you, a slave of Christ always struggling on behalf of you in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

and to aspire to live a quiet life, and to attend to {your own business}, and to work with your hands, just as we commanded you,

2 Thessalonians 3:6-12

But we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, [that] you keep away from every brother who lives irresponsibly and not according to the tradition that they received from us.

1 Timothy 5:13

And at the same time also, going around from house to house, they learn [to be] idle, and not only idle, but also gossipy and busybodies, saying the things [that are] not necessary.

Titus 2:9-10

Slaves must be subject to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not to talk back,

Hebrews 12:28

Therefore, [since we] are receiving an unshakable kingdom, let us be thankful, through which let us serve God acceptably, with awe and reverence.

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 person accomplishes much.

1 Peter 1:22

Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for sincere brotherly love, love one another fervently from the heart,

1 Peter 4:8

Above all, keep your love for one another constant, because love covers a large number 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 works, that you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot!

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