Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

As to diligence, not slothful, fervent 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 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 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 in brotherly love to one another, loving fervently, having led one another in honor. 11 As to diligence, not slothful, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, patient in affliction, steadfastly continuing 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 the things of the Lord diligently, knowing only the baptism of John.

Ephesians 4:28

Let him who stole steal no more, but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, so that he may have something to give to him who needs.

Hebrews 6:10-11

For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

Exodus 5:17

But he said, You are idle! You are idle! Therefore you say, Let us go, let us sacrifice to Jehovah.

Proverbs 6:6-9

Go to the ant, sluggard; consider her ways and be wise;

Proverbs 10:26

Like vinegar to the teeth, and like 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 hard worker shall be made fat.

Proverbs 18:9

Also he who is slack in his work is brother to a great destroyer.

Proverbs 22:29

Do you see a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before unknown men.

Proverbs 24:30-34

I went by the field of the lazy man, and by the vineyard of the man without understanding;

Proverbs 26:13-16

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

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no work, nor plan, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave where you go.

Isaiah 56:10

His watchmen are blind; they are all ignorant; they are all dumb dogs who cannot bark, dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber.

Matthew 24:12

And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many will become cold.

Matthew 25:26

His lord answered and said to him, Evil and slothful servant! You knew that I reaped where I did not sow, and gathered where I did not scatter,

Acts 20:19

serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and many tears and temptations happening to me through the plots of the Jews;

Acts 20:34-35

Yea, you yourselves know that these hands have ministered to my needs, and to those who were with me.

1 Corinthians 7:22

For he who is called a slave in the Lord is a freed man of the Lord. And likewise, he who is called a free man is a slave of Christ.

Ephesians 6:5-8

Slaves, obey your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as to Christ;

Colossians 3:22-24

Slaves, obey your masters according to the flesh in all things; not with eye-service, as men-pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing God.

Colossians 4:1

Masters, give to your slaves what is just and equal, knowing that you also have a Master in Heaven.

Colossians 4:12-13

Epaphras greets you, he being of you, a servant of Christ, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

and that you try earnestly to be quiet and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you,

2 Thessalonians 3:6-12

Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw yourselves from every brother who walks disorderly, and not after the teaching which he received from us.

1 Timothy 5:13

And with it all they also learn to be idle, going around the houses; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things they ought not.

Titus 2:9-10

Slaves are to be obedient to their masters, to please them well in all things, not talking against,

Hebrews 12:28

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear,

James 5:16

Confess faults to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous one avails much.

1 Peter 1:22

Purifying your souls in the obedience of the truth through the Spirit to unfeigned love of the brothers, love one another fervently out of a pure heart,

1 Peter 4:8

And above all things have fervent love to yourselves, for love will cover a multitude of sins.

Revelation 2:4

But I have against you that you left your first love.

Revelation 3:15-16

I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I would that you were cold or hot.

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