Romans 12:12
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New International Version
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

King James Bible
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

Darby Bible Translation
As regards hope, rejoicing: as regards tribulation, enduring: as regards prayer, persevering:

World English Bible
rejoicing in hope; enduring in troubles; continuing steadfastly in prayer;

Young's Literal Translation
in the hope rejoicing; in the tribulation enduring; in the prayer persevering;

Romans 12:12 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Rejoicing in hope - Of that glory of God that to each faithful follower of Christ shall shortly be revealed.

Patient in tribulation - Remembering that what you suffer as Christians you suffer for Christ's sake; and it is to his honor, and the honor of your Christian profession, that you suffer it with an even mind.

Continuing instant in prayer - Προσκαρτερουντες· Making the most fervent and intense application to the throne of grace for the light and power of the Holy Spirit; without which you can neither abhor evil, do good, love the brethren, entertain a comfortable hope, nor bear up patiently under the tribulations and ills of life.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Rejoicing.

Romans 5:2,3 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God...

Romans 15:13 Now 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 Ghost.

Psalm 16:9-11 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices: my flesh also shall rest in hope...

Psalm 71:20-23 You, which have showed me great and sore troubles, shall quicken me again, and shall bring me up again from the depths of the earth...

Psalm 73:24-26 You shall guide me with your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory...

Proverbs 10:28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

Proverbs 14:32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous has hope in his death.

Lamentations 3:24-26 The LORD is my portion, said my soul; therefore will I hope in him...

Habakkuk 3:17,18 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail...

Matthew 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Luke 10:20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject to you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

1 Corinthians 13:13 And now stays faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Philippians 3:1 Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you...

1 Thessalonians 5:8,16 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation...

2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which has loved us...

Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;

Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Hebrews 3:6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we...

Hebrews 6:17-19 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show to the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath...

1 Peter 1:3-8 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ...

1 Peter 4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed...

1 John 3:1-3 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knows us not...

patient.

Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life:

Romans 5:3,4 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation works patience...

Romans 8:25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

Romans 15:4 For whatever things were written aforetime were written for our learning...

Psalm 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way...

Psalm 40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined to me, and heard my cry.

Luke 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it...

Luke 21:19 In your patience possess you your souls.

Colossians 1:11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, to all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness;

1 Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ...

2 Thessalonians 1:4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations...

2 Thessalonians 3:5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.

1 Timothy 6:11 But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

2 Timothy 3:10 But you have fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, charity, patience,

Hebrews 6:12,15 That you be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises...

Hebrews 10:36 For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise.

Hebrews 12:1 Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight...

James 1:3,4 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith works patience...

James 5:7,10,11 Be patient therefore, brothers, to the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth...

1 Peter 2:19,20 For this is thank worthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully...

2 Peter 1:6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

Revelation 13:10 He that leads into captivity shall go into captivity: he that kills with the sword must be killed with the sword...

continuing.

Genesis 32:24-26 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day...

Job 27:8-10 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when God takes away his soul...

Psalm 55:16,17 As for me, I will call on God; and the LORD shall save me...

Psalm 62:8 Trust in him at all times; you people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Psalm 109:4 For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself to prayer.

Jeremiah 29:12,13 Then shall you call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I will listen to you...

Daniel 9:18,19 O my God, incline your ear, and hear; open your eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by your name...

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 18:1-8 And he spoke a parable to them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint...

*etc:

Acts 1:14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

Acts 2:42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Acts 6:4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.

Acts 12:5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church to God for him.

2 Corinthians 12:8 For this thing I sought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

Ephesians 6:18,19 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit...

Philippians 4:6,7 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God...

Colossians 4:2,12 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving...

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.

Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh...

James 5:15,16 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins...

1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be you therefore sober, and watch to prayer.

1 John 5:14,15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he hears us...

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A Reasonable Service
TEXT: "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service."--Romans 12:1. There is perhaps no chapter in the New Testament, certainly none in this epistle, with which we are more familiar than this one which is introduced by the text; and yet, however familiar we may be with the statements, if we read them carefully and study them honestly they must always come to us not only in the
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot

April 6. "As we have Many Members in one Body, So we Being Many are one Body in Christ" (Rom. xii. 4, 5).
"As we have many members in one body, so we being many are one body in Christ" (Rom. xii. 4, 5). Sometimes our communion with God is cut off, or interrupted because of something wrong with a brother, or some lack of unity in the body of Christ. We try to get at the Lord, but we cannot, because we are separated from some member of the Lord's body, or because there is not the freedom of His love flowing through every organic part. It does not need a blow upon the head to paralyze the brain; a blow
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Another Triplet of Graces
'Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer.'--ROMANS xii. 12. These three closely connected clauses occur, as you all know, in the midst of that outline of the Christian life with which the Apostle begins the practical part of this Epistle. Now, what he omits in this sketch of Christian duty seems to me quite as significant as what he inserts. It is very remarkable that in the twenty verses devoted to this subject, this is the only one which refers to the inner secrets
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)

Still Another Triplet
'Be of the same mind one toward another. Set not your mind on high things, but condescend to things that are lowly. Be not wise in your own conceits.'--Romans xii. 16 (R.V.). We have here again the same triple arrangement which has prevailed through a considerable portion of the context. These three exhortations are linked together by a verbal resemblance which can scarcely be preserved in translation. In the two former the same verb is employed: and in the third the word for 'wise' is cognate with
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)

Cross References
Acts 1:14
They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

Romans 5:2
through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.

Hebrews 10:32
Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering.

Hebrews 10:36
You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

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