Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

rejoicing in hope, patient in affliction, steadfastly continuing in prayer,

New American Standard Bible

rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer,

King James Version

Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

Holman Bible

Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer.

International Standard Version

Be joyful in hope, patient in trouble, and persistent in prayer.

A Conservative Version

rejoicing in hope, enduring tribulation, persevering in prayer,

American Standard Version

rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing stedfastly in prayer;


constantly rejoicing in hope [because of our confidence in Christ], steadfast and patient in distress, devoted to prayer [continually seeking wisdom, guidance, and strength],

An Understandable Version

Be joyful as you hope [i.e., for future blessings]. Persevere in spite of the troubles you experience. Continue steadfastly in prayer.

Anderson New Testament

in hope, be joyful; in affliction, be patient; in prayer, be per severing;

Bible in Basic English

Being glad in hope, quiet in trouble, at all times given to prayer,

Common New Testament

Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be faithful in prayer.

Daniel Mace New Testament

be joyful in hope; be patient under affliction; persevere in prayer;

Darby Translation

As regards hope, rejoicing: as regards tribulation, enduring: as regards prayer, persevering:

Godbey New Testament

rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing steadfastly in prayer;

Goodspeed New Testament

Be happy in your hope, steadfast in time of trouble, persistent in prayer.

John Wesley New Testament

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, continue instant in prayer.

Julia Smith Translation

Rejoicing in hope; holding out under pressure; persevering in prayer;

King James 2000

Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; constant in prayer;

Lexham Expanded Bible

rejoicing in hope, enduring in affliction, being devoted to prayer,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Rejoice in hope. Be patient in tribulation, continue in prayer.

Moffatt New Testament

let your hope be a joy to you; be stedfast in trouble, attend to prayer,

Montgomery New Testament

Rejoice in hope; be patient under affliction; continue stedfast in prayer.

NET Bible

Rejoice in hope, endure in suffering, persist in prayer.

New Heart English Bible

rejoicing in hope; enduring in troubles; continuing steadfastly in prayer;

Noyes New Testament

Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; persevere in prayer.

Sawyer New Testament

rejoice in the hope, be patient in affliction, be persevering in prayer,

The Emphasized Bible

In hope, rejoicing, in tribulation, enduring, in prayer, persevering,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

rejoicing in hope; patient in affliction; persevering in prayer:

Twentieth Century New Testament

Rejoicing in your hope; steadfast under persecution; persevering in prayer;


Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing earnest in prayer;

Weymouth New Testament

full of joyful hope, patient under persecution, earnest and persistent in prayer.

Williams New Testament

ever happy in hope, always patient in suffering, ever persistent in prayer,

World English Bible

rejoicing in hope; enduring in troubles; continuing steadfastly in prayer;

Worrell New Testament

rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; persevering in prayer;

Worsley New Testament

Rejoicing in hope, patient under affliction, persevering in prayer,

Youngs Literal Translation

in the hope rejoicing; in the tribulation enduring; in the prayer persevering;


Root Form
Usage: 60

in hope
Usage: 54

Usage: 14

Usage: 33

Usage: 10


Devotionals about Romans 12:12

Devotionals containing Romans 12:12





Images Romans 12:12

Context Readings

Living In Love

11 As to diligence, not slothful, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, patient in affliction, steadfastly continuing in prayer, 13 distributing to the needs of the saints, pursuing hospitality.

Cross References

Hebrews 10:36

For you have need of patience, so that after you have done the will of God you might receive the promise.

Acts 1:14

these all were continuing with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.

Psalm 62:8

Trust in Him at all times; you people, pour out your heart before Him; God is a hiding-place for us. Selah.

Romans 15:13

And may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 13:13

And now faith, hope, charity, these three remain; but the greatest of these is charity.

Genesis 32:24-26

And Jacob was left alone. And a Man wrestled there with him until the breaking of the day.

Job 27:8-10

For what is the hope of the ungodly when He cuts off, when God takes away his soul?

Psalm 16:9-11

Therefore My heart is glad, and My glory rejoices; My flesh also shall rest in hope;

Psalm 37:7

Rest in Jehovah, and wait patiently for Him; do not fret yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of him who practices wickedness.

Psalm 40:1

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for Jehovah; and He bowed down to me, and heard my cry.

Psalm 55:16-17

I, even I, will call to God, and Jehovah will save me.

Psalm 71:20-23

who has shown me great and evil distresses; You will turn me; You will make me live. You will turn me from the depths of the earth, You will bring me up.

Psalm 73:24-26

You shall lead me with Your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.

Psalm 109:4

For my love they are my foes; but I am in prayer.

Proverbs 10:28

The hope of the righteous is gladness; but the hope of the wicked shall perish.

Proverbs 14:32

The wicked is driven away in his wickedness, but the righteous has hope in his death.

Jeremiah 29:12-13

Then you shall call on Me, and you shall go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.

Lamentations 3:24-26

Jehovah is my portion, says my soul; therefore I will hope in Him.

Daniel 9:18-19

O my God, bow down Your ear and hear. Open Your eyes and behold our ruins, and the city which is called by Your name. For we do not present our prayers before You on account of our righteousnesses, but because of Your great mercies.

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Though the fig tree shall not blossom, and fruit is not on the vines; the labor of the olive fails, and the fields yield no food. The flock is cut off from the fold, and no herd is in the stalls;

Matthew 5:12

Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for your reward in Heaven is great. For so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Luke 8:15

But those on the good ground are the ones who, in an honest and good heart, having heard the Word, keep it and bring forth fruit with patience.

Luke 10:20

Yet do not rejoice in this, that the evil spirits are subject to you, rather rejoice because your names are written in Heaven.

Luke 11:5-13

And He said to them, which of you shall have a friend and shall go to him at midnight and say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves,

Luke 18:1-43

And He also spoke a parable to them to teach it is always right to pray, and not to faint,

Luke 21:19

By your patience you will gain your souls.

Acts 2:42

And they were continuing steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine, and in fellowship and in the breaking of the loaves, and in prayers.

Acts 6:4

But we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the Word.

Acts 12:5

Then, indeed, Peter was kept in prison. But earnest prayer was made to God for him by the church.

Romans 2:7

indeed to those who with patience in good work are seeking for glory, and honor, and incorruptibility, everlasting life.

Romans 5:2-4

Through Him we also have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice on the hope of the glory of God.

Romans 8:25

But if we hope for that which we do not see, then we wait for it with patience.

Romans 15:4

For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, so that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.

2 Corinthians 12:8

For this thing I besought the Lord three times, that it might depart from me.

Ephesians 6:18-19

praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching to this very thing with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.

Philippians 3:1

Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is indeed not grievous to me, but for you it is safe.

Philippians 4:4

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, Rejoice!

Philippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

Colossians 1:11

being empowered with all power, according to the might of His glory, to all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness,

Colossians 1:27

For to them God would make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the nations, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory,

Colossians 4:2

Continue in prayer and watch in it with thanksgiving,

Colossians 4:12

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 1:3

remembering without ceasing your work of faith and labor of love and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father,

1 Thessalonians 5:8

But let us, who are of the day, be calm, having put on the breastplate of faith and love and the hope of salvation for a helmet.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-17

Rejoice evermore.

2 Thessalonians 1:4

so much so that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God, for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations which you endure.

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and God, even our Father, who has loved us and has given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,

2 Thessalonians 3:5

And may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patience of Christ.

1 Timothy 6:11

But you, O man of God, flee these things and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and meekness.

2 Timothy 3:10

But you have fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, love, patience,

Titus 2:13

looking for the blessed hope, and the appearance of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,

Titus 3:7

that being justified by His grace, we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Hebrews 3:6

But Christ was faithful as a Son over his own house; whose house we are, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.

Hebrews 5:7

For Jesus, in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications with strong cryings and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard in that He feared,

Hebrews 6:12

that you be not slothful, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Hebrews 6:15

And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

Hebrews 6:17-19

In this way desiring to declare more fully to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, God interposed by an oath,

Hebrews 10:32

But call to memory the former days, in which (after you were illuminated) you endured a great fight of afflictions,

Hebrews 12:1

Therefore since we also are surrounded with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily besets us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

James 1:3-4

knowing that the trying of your faith works patience.

James 5:7

Therefore be patient, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and has long patience for it, until he receives the early and the latter rain.

James 5:10-11

My brothers, take the prophets who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering ill, and of patience.

James 5:15-16

And the prayer of faith will cure the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up. And if he has committed sins, it will be forgiven him.

1 Peter 1:3-8

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has regenerated us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1 Peter 2:19-20

For this is a grace, if for conscience toward God anyone endures grief, suffering wrongfully.

1 Peter 4:7

But the end of all things has drawn near. Therefore be of sound mind, and be sensible to prayers.

1 Peter 4:13

but rejoice according as you are partakers of Christ's suffering, so that when His glory shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy.

2 Peter 1:6

and with knowledge self-control, and with self-control, patience, and with patience, godliness,

1 John 3:1-3

Behold what manner of love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God. Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.

1 John 5:14-15

And this is the confidence that we have toward Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

Revelation 13:10

He who leads into captivity will go into captivity. If anyone will kill with the sword, he must be killed by a sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

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