Romans 12:15
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New International Version
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.

New Living Translation
Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep.

English Standard Version
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

New American Standard Bible
Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.

King James Bible
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep.

International Standard Version
Rejoice with those who are rejoicing. Cry with those who are crying.

NET Bible
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Be happy with those who are happy. Be sad with those who are sad.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Rejoice with those that rejoice and weep with those that weep.

King James 2000 Bible
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

American King James Version
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

American Standard Version
Rejoice with them that rejoice; weep with them that weep.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Rejoice with them that rejoice; weep with them that weep.

Darby Bible Translation
Rejoice with those that rejoice, weep with those that weep.

English Revised Version
Rejoice with them that rejoice; weep with them that weep.

Webster's Bible Translation
Rejoice with them that rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

Weymouth New Testament
Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep.

World English Bible
Rejoice with those who rejoice. Weep with those who weep.

Young's Literal Translation
to rejoice with the rejoicing, and to weep with the weeping,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

12:9-16 The professed love of Christians to each other should be sincere, free from deceit, and unmeaning and deceitful compliments. Depending on Divine grace, they must detest and dread all evil, and love and delight in whatever is kind and useful. We must not only do that which is good, but we must cleave to it. All our duty towards one another is summed up in one word, love. This denotes the love of parents to their children; which is more tender and natural than any other; unforced, unconstrained. And love to God and man, with zeal for the gospel, will make the wise Christian diligent in all his wordly business, and in gaining superior skill. God must be served with the spirit, under the influences of the Holy Spirit. He is honoured by our hope and trust in him, especially when we rejoice in that hope. He is served, not only by working for him, but by sitting still quietly, when he calls us to suffer. Patience for God's sake, is true piety. Those that rejoice in hope, are likely to be patient in tribulation. We should not be cold in the duty of prayer, nor soon weary of it. Not only must there be kindness to friends and brethren, but Christians must not harbour anger against enemies. It is but mock love, which rests in words of kindness, while our brethren need real supplies, and it is in our power to furnish them. Be ready to entertain those who do good: as there is occasion, we must welcome strangers. Bless, and curse not. It means thorough good will; not, bless them when at prayer, and curse them at other times; but bless them always, and curse not at all. True Christian love will make us take part in the sorrows and joys of each other. Labour as much as you can to agree in the same spiritual truths; and when you come short of that, yet agree in affection. Look upon worldly pomp and dignity with holy contempt. Do not mind it; be not in love with it. Be reconciled to the place God in his providence puts you in, whatever it be. Nothing is below us, but sin. We shall never find in our hearts to condescend to others, while we indulge conceit of ourselves; therefore that must be mortified.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 15-17. - Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the same mind one toward another (denoting mutual good feeling and unanimity of sentiment; not, of course, agreement in opinion on all subjects). Mind not high things, but condescend to (literally, being led away with) men of low estate. It is a question whether τοῖς ταπεινοῖς should not be understood as neuter, so as to correspond with τὰ ὐψηλὰ; the meaning thus being that, instead of being ambitious, we should let ourselves be drawn willingly to the lowlier spheres of usefulness to which we may be called. The main objection to this view is that the adjective ταπεινὸς is not elsewhere applied to things, but to persons. Be not wise in your own conceits. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide (in the sense of take forethought for) things honest (or fair, or honourable) in the sight of all men. This is a citation from Proverbs 3:4, where the LXX. has, Προνοοῦ καλὰ ἀνώπιον Κυριόυ καὶ ἀνθρώπων. We are not only to do what we know to be right in the sight of God, but also to have regard to the view that will be taken of our conduct by other men; we must not give any just cause for our good being evil spoken of (cf. ver. 16 and 1 Peter 2:12).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Rejoice with them that do rejoice,.... Not in anything sinful and criminal, in a thing of nought, in men's own boastings; all such rejoicing is evil, and not to be joined in; but in things good and laudable, as in outward prosperity; and to rejoice with such, is a very difficult task; for unless persons have a near concern in the prosperity of others, they are very apt to envy it, or to murmur and repine, that they are not in equal, or superior circumstances; and also in things spiritual, with such who rejoice in the discoveries of God's love to their souls, in the views of interest in Christ, and of peace, pardon, and righteousness by him, and in hope of the glory of God; when such souls make their boast in the Lord, the humble hearing thereof will be glad, and will, as they ought to do, join with them in magnifying the Lord, and will exalt his name together:

and weep with them that weep; so Christ, as he rejoiced with them that rejoiced, at the marriage in Cana of Galilee, wept with them that wept, with Mary at the grave of Lazarus. The design of these rules is to excite and encourage sympathy in the saints with each other, in all conditions inward and outward, and with respect to things temporal and spiritual; in imitation of Christ their great high priest, who cannot but be touched with the infirmities of his people; and as founded upon, and arising from, their relation to each other, as members of the same body; see 1 Corinthians 12:26;

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

15. Rejoice with them that rejoice; and weep—the "and" should probably be omitted.

with them that weep—What a beautiful spirit of sympathy with the joys and sorrows of others is here inculcated! But it is only one charming phase of the unselfish character which belongs to all living Christianity. What a world will ours be when this shall become its reigning spirit! Of the two, however, it is more easy to sympathize with another's sorrows than his joys, because in the one case he needs us; in the other not. But just for this reason the latter is the more disinterested, and so the nobler.

Romans 12:15 Additional Commentaries
Context
Forgiveness
14Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation.…
Cross References
Job 2:11
When Job's three friends, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathize with him and comfort him.

Job 30:25
Have I not wept for those in trouble? Has not my soul grieved for the poor?

Ecclesiastes 3:4
a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,

Hebrews 13:3
Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.
Treasury of Scripture

Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

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Isaiah 66:10-14 Rejoice you with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all you that love …

Luke 1:58 And her neighbors and her cousins heard how the Lord had showed great …

Luke 15:5-10 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing…

Acts 11:23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted …

1 Corinthians 12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or …

2 Corinthians 2:3 And I wrote this same to you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow …

Philippians 2:17,18,28 Yes, and if I be offered on the sacrifice and service of your faith, …

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Nehemiah 1:4 And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and …

Job 2:11 Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come …

Psalm 35:13,14 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I …

Jeremiah 9:1 Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears…

John 11:19,33-36 And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning …

2 Corinthians 11:29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?

Philippians 2:26 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that …

Hebrews 13:3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which …

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