Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

He who has the power of comforting, let him do so; he who gives, let him give freely; he who has the power of ruling, let him do it with a serious mind; he who has mercy on others, let it be with joy.

New American Standard Bible

or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

King James Version

Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

Holman Bible

if exhorting, in exhortation;
giving, with generosity;
leading, with diligence;
showing mercy, with cheerfulness.

International Standard Version

If it is encouraging, devote yourself to encouraging others. If it is sharing, share generously. If it is leading, lead enthusiastically. If it is helping, help cheerfully.

A Conservative Version

or he who exhorts, in the exhortation; he who gives, in simplicity; he who leads, in diligence; he who does mercy, in cheerfulness.

American Standard Version

or he that exhorteth, to his exhorting: he that giveth, let him do it with liberality; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness.

Amplified

or he who encourages, in the act of encouragement; he who gives, with generosity; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy [in caring for others], with cheerfulness.

An Understandable Version

Or, if our gift is encouraging others, we should devote ourselves to encouraging. Or, if our gift is sharing with others, we should do so generously. Or, if our gift is leading others, we should do so diligently. Or, if our gift is showing caring concern for others, we should do it cheerfully.

Anderson New Testament

or, if any exhorts, let him attend to exhortation; if any one gives, let him do it with sincerity; he that rules, with diligence: he that shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

Common New Testament

he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

Daniel Mace New Testament

on exhortation: he that giveth, let him be disinterested; he that presideth, let him be diligent; he that sheweth mercy, let him do it with cheerfulness.

Darby Translation

or he that exhorts, in exhortation; he that gives, in simplicity; he that leads, with diligence; he that shews mercy, with cheerfulness.

Godbey New Testament

or he that exhorteth, in exhortation; or he that giveth, with a single eye; he that presideth, with diligence; he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness.

Goodspeed New Testament

the speaker, in his exhortation, the giver of charity, with generosity, the office-holder, with devotion, the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

John Wesley New Testament

He that imparteth, let him do it with simplicity; he that presideth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with chearfulness.

Julia Smith Translation

Whether he beseeching, in supplication: he imparting, in simplicity; he placed before, in earnestness; he compassionating, in cheerfulness.

King James 2000

Or he that exhorts, on exhortation: he that gives, let him do it in simplicity; he that rules, with diligence; he that shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

if [it is] one who exhorts, by exhortation; one who gives, with sincerity; one who leads, with diligence; one who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

Modern King James verseion

or he who exhorts, in the encouragement; or he who shares, in simplicity; or he who takes the lead, in diligence; or he who shows mercy, in cheerfulness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let him that teacheth take heed to his doctrine; Let him that exhorteth give attendance to his exhortation; If any man give, let him do it with singleness; Let him that ruleth do it with diligence; If any man show mercy let him do it with cheerfulness.

Moffatt New Testament

the speaker his words of counsel; the contributor must be liberal, the superintendent must be in earnest, the sick visitor must be cheerful.

Montgomery New Testament

Let the teacher give himself to his teaching; and he who exhorts others to his exhortation. He who gives, let him do it in singleness of mind. He who rules, let him rule with diligence; and he who shows mercy must be cheerful.

NET Bible

if it is exhortation, he must exhort; if it is contributing, he must do so with sincerity; if it is leadership, he must do so with diligence; if it is showing mercy, he must do so with cheerfulness.

New Heart English Bible

or he who exhorts, to his exhorting: he who gives, let him do it with liberality; he who rules, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

Noyes New Testament

or he that exhorteth, to exhortation; he that giveth, let him do it with liberality; he that presideth over others, with diligence; he that doeth deeds of mercy, with cheerfulness.

Sawyer New Testament

if one exhorts in the exhortation, he that gives, with simplicity, he that rules, with diligence, he that exercises mercy, with cheerfulness.

The Emphasized Bible

Or he that exhorteth, in his exhorting, he that imparteth, let it be with liberality, he that taketh a lead, with diligence, he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

or he that exhorteth, in exhortation; he that distributes, let him do it with simplicity; he that presideth, with diligence; he that is employed in acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

Twentieth Century New Testament

The speaker to his exhortation. Let the man who gives in charity do so with a generous heart; let him who is in authority exercise due diligence; let him who shows kindness do so in a cheerful spirit.

Webster

Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness.

Weymouth New Testament

The teacher must do the same in his teaching; and he who exhorts others, in his exhortation. He who gives should be liberal; he who is in authority should be energetic and alert; and he who succours the afflicted should do it cheerfully.

Williams New Testament

or of one who encourages others, in the field of encouragement; or one who gives his money, with liberality; or one who leads others, with earnestness; or one who does deeds of charity, with cheerfulness.

World English Bible

or he who exhorts, to his exhorting: he who gives, let him do it with liberality; he who rules, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

Worrell New Testament

or he that exhorts, in his exhortation; he that imparts, let him do it with liberality; he that presides, with diligence; he that shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

Worsley New Testament

he that distributeth, let him do it with integrity: he that presideth, with diligence: he that sheweth mercy, with chearfulness.

Youngs Literal Translation

or he who is exhorting -- 'In the exhortation!' he who is sharing -- 'In simplicity!' he who is leading -- 'In diligence?' he who is doing kindness -- 'In cheerfulness.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Or
εἴτε 
Eite 
or, whether, or whether, if
Usage: 64

παρακαλέω 
Parakaleo 
Usage: 102

on
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

παράκλησις 
Paraklesis 
Usage: 28

μεταδίδωμι 
metadidomi 
Usage: 5

let him do it with
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

ἁπλότης 
Haplotes 
Usage: 8

προΐ́στημι 
Proistemi 
Usage: 8

with
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128

σπουδή 
Spoude 
Usage: 12

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Romans 12:8

Context Readings

A Variety Of Gifts In The Body Of Christ

7 Or the position of a Deacon of the church, let a man give himself to it; or he who has the power of teaching, let him make use of it; 8 He who has the power of comforting, let him do so; he who gives, let him give freely; he who has the power of ruling, let him do it with a serious mind; he who has mercy on others, let it be with joy. 9 Let love be without deceit. Be haters of what is evil; keep your minds fixed on what is good.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 9:7

Let every man do after the purpose of his heart; not giving with grief, or by force: for God takes pleasure in a ready giver.

1 Corinthians 12:28

And God has put some in the church, first, Apostles; second, prophets; third, teachers; then those with wonder-working powers, then those with the power of taking away disease, helpers, wise guides, users of strange tongues.

1 Timothy 5:17

Let rulers whose rule is good be honoured twice over, specially those whose work is preaching and teaching.

Acts 13:15

And after the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the Synagogue sent to them, saying, Brothers, if you have a word of comfort for the people, say on.

Acts 15:32

And Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, gave teaching to the brothers and made them strong in the faith.

Genesis 18:19

For I have made him mine so that he may give orders to his children and those of his line after him, to keep the ways of the Lord, to do what is good and right: so that the Lord may do to Abraham as he has said.

Deuteronomy 15:8-11

But let your hand be open to give him the use of whatever he is in need of.

Deuteronomy 15:14

But give him freely from your flock and from your grain and your wine: in the measure of the wealth which the Lord your God has given you, you are to give to him.

Deuteronomy 16:11

Then you are to be glad before the Lord your God, you and your son and your daughter, your man-servant and your woman-servant, and the Levite who is with you, and the man from a strange country, and the child without a father, and the widow, who are living among you, in the place marked out by the Lord your God as a resting-place for his name.

Deuteronomy 16:14-15

You are to keep the feast with joy, you and your son and your daughter, your man-servant and your woman-servant, and the Levite, and the man from a strange country, and the child without a father, and the widow, who are living among you.

Job 31:16-20

If I kept back the desire of the poor; if the widow's eye was looking for help to no purpose;

Psalm 37:21

The sinner takes money and does not give it back; but the upright man has mercy, and gives to others.

Psalm 101:1-8

I will make a song of mercy and righteousness; to you, O Lord, will I make melody.

Psalm 112:9

He has given with open hands to the poor; his righteousness is for ever; his horn will be lifted up with honour.

Proverbs 22:9

He who is kind will have a blessing, for he gives of his bread to the poor.

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever comes to your hand to do with all your power, do it because there is no work, or thought, or knowledge, or wisdom in the place of the dead to which you are going.

Ecclesiastes 11:1-2

Put out your bread on the face of the waters; for after a long time it will come back to you again.

Ecclesiastes 11:6

In the morning put your seed into the earth, and till the evening let not your hand be at rest; because you are not certain which will do well, this or that--or if the two will be equally good.

Isaiah 32:5

The foolish man will no longer be named noble, and they will not say of the false man that he is a man of honour.

Isaiah 32:8

But the noble-hearted man has noble purposes, and by these he will be guided.

Isaiah 58:7-11

Is it not to give your bread to those in need, and to let the poor who have no resting-place come into your house? to put a robe on the unclothed one when you see him, and not to keep your eyes shut for fear of seeing his flesh?

Isaiah 64:5

Will you not have mercy on him who takes pleasure in doing righteousness, even on those who keep in mind your ways? Truly you were angry, and we went on doing evil, and sinning against you in the past.

Matthew 6:2-4

When then you give money to the poor, do not make a noise about it, as the false-hearted men do in the Synagogues and in the streets, so that they may have glory from men. Truly, I say to you, They have their reward.

Matthew 25:40

And the King will make answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Because you did it to the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.

Luke 21:1-4

And looking up, he saw the men of wealth putting their offerings in the money-box.

Acts 2:44-46

And all those who were of the faith kept together, and had all things in common;

Acts 4:33-35

And with great power the Apostles gave witness of the coming back of the Lord Jesus from the dead; and grace was on them all.

Acts 11:28-30

And one of them, named Agabus, said publicly through the Spirit that there would be serious need of food all over the earth: which came about in the time of Claudius.

Acts 13:12

Then the ruler, when he saw what was done, had faith, being full of wonder at the teaching of the Lord.

Acts 20:2

And when he had gone through those parts and given them much teaching, he came into Greece.

Acts 20:28

Give attention to yourselves, and to all the flock which the Holy Spirit has given into your care, to give food to the church of God, for which he gave his blood.

Romans 12:13

Giving to the needs of the saints, ready to take people into your houses.

Romans 13:6

For the same reason, make payment of taxes; because the authority is God's servant, to take care of such things at all times.

1 Corinthians 14:3

But the word of the prophet gives men knowledge and comfort and strength.

2 Corinthians 1:12

For our glory is in this, in the knowledge which we have that our way of life in the world, and most of all in relation to you, has been holy and true in the eyes of God; not in the wisdom of the flesh, but in the grace of God.

2 Corinthians 8:1-9

And now we give you news, brothers, about the grace of God which has been given to the churches of Macedonia;

2 Corinthians 8:12

For if there is a ready mind, a man will have God's approval in the measure of what he has, and not of what he has not.

2 Corinthians 9:11

Your wealth being increased in everything, with a simple mind, causing praise to God through us.

2 Corinthians 9:13

For when, through this work of giving, they see what you are, they give glory to God for the way in which you have given yourselves to the good news of Christ, and for the wealth of your giving to them and to all;

2 Corinthians 11:3

But I have a fear, that in some way, as Eve was tricked by the deceit of the snake, your minds may be turned away from their simple and holy love for Christ.

Ephesians 6:5

Servants, do what is ordered by those who are your natural masters, having respect and fear for them, with all your heart, as to Christ;

Colossians 3:22

Servants, in all things do the orders of your natural masters; not only when their eyes are on you, as pleasers of men, but with all your heart, fearing the Lord:

1 Thessalonians 2:3

For our witness does not come from error or from an unclean heart or from deceit:

1 Thessalonians 2:8

Even so, being full of loving desire for you, we took delight in giving you not only God's good news, but even our lives, because you were dear to us.

1 Thessalonians 5:12-14

But we make this request to you, my brothers: give attention to those who are working among you, who are over you in the Lord to keep order among you;

1 Timothy 3:4-5

Ruling his house well, having his children under control with all serious behaviour;

1 Timothy 4:13

Till I come, give attention to the reading of the holy Writings, to comforting the saints, and to teaching.

Hebrews 10:25

Not giving up our meetings, as is the way of some, but keeping one another strong in faith; and all the more because you see the day coming near.

Hebrews 13:7

Keep in mind those who were over you, and who gave you the word of God; seeing the outcome of their way of life, let your faith be like theirs.

Hebrews 13:17

Give ear to those who are rulers over you, and do as they say: for they keep watch over your souls, ready to give an account of them; let them be able to do this with joy and not with grief, because that would be of no profit to you.

Hebrews 13:22

But, brothers, take kindly the words which I have said for your profit; for I have not sent you a long letter.

Hebrews 13:24

Give words of love from me to those who are rulers over you, and to all the saints. Those who are in Italy send you their love.

1 Peter 4:9-11

Keep open house for all with a glad heart;

1 Peter 5:2-3

Keep watch over the flock of God which is in your care, using your authority, not as forced to do so, but gladly; and not for unclean profit but with a ready mind;

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