Romans 12:8
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©GreekStrong'sOrigin
orεἴτε
(eite)
1535a: if -- if, whether -- orfrom ei and te
he who exhorts,παρακαλῶν
(parakalōn)
3870: to call to or for, to exhort, to encouragefrom para and kaleó
in his exhortation;παρακλήσει
(paraklēsei)
3874: a calling to one's aid, i.e. encouragement, comfortfrom parakaleó
he who gives,μεταδιδοὺς
(metadidous)
3330: to give a share offrom meta and didómi
with liberality;ἁπλότητι
(aplotēti)
572: singleness, hence simplicityfrom haplous
he who leads,προϊστάμενος
(proistamenos)
4291b: to put before, to set over, to rulefrom pro and histémi
with diligence;σπουδῇ
(spoudē)
4710: haste, diligencefrom speudó
he who shows mercy,ἐλεῶν
(eleōn)
1653: to have pity or mercy on, to show mercyfrom eleos
with cheerfulness.ἱλαρότητι
(ilarotēti)
2432: cheerfulnessfrom hilaros









KJV Lexicon
ειτε  conjunction
eite  i'-teh:  if too -- if, or, whether.
ο  definite article - nominative singular masculine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
παρακαλων  verb - present active participle - nominative singular masculine
parakaleo  par-ak-al-eh'-o:  to call near, i.e. invite, invoke (by imploration, hortation or consolation) -- beseech, call for, (be of good) comfort, desire, (give) exhort(-ation), intreat, pray.
εν  preposition
en  en:  in, at, (up-)on, by, etc.
τη  definite article - dative singular feminine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
παρακλησει  noun - dative singular feminine
paraklesis  par-ak'-lay-sis:  imploration, hortation, solace -- comfort, consolation, exhortation, intreaty.
ο  definite article - nominative singular masculine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
μεταδιδους  verb - present active participle - nominative singular masculine
metadidomi  met-ad-id'-o-mee:  to give over, i.e. share -- give, impart.
εν  preposition
en  en:  in, at, (up-)on, by, etc.
απλοτητι  noun - dative singular feminine
haplotes  hap-lot'-ace:  singleness, i.e. (subjectively) sincerity (without dissimulation or self-seeking), or (objectively) generosity (copious bestowal) -- bountifulness, liberal(-ity), simplicity, singleness.
ο  definite article - nominative singular masculine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
προισταμενος  verb - present middle passive - nominative singular masculine
proistemi  pro-is'-tay-mee:  to stand before, i.e. (in rank) to preside, or (by implication) to practise -- maintain, be over, rule.
εν  preposition
en  en:  in, at, (up-)on, by, etc.
σπουδη  noun - dative singular feminine
spoude  spoo-day':  speed, i.e. (by implication) despatch, eagerness, earnestness -- business, (earnest) care(-fulness), diligence, forwardness, haste.
ο  definite article - nominative singular masculine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
ελεων  verb - present active participle - nominative singular masculine
eleeo  el-eh-eh'-o:  to compassionate (by word or deed, specially, by divine grace) -- have compassion (pity on), have (obtain, receive, shew) mercy (on).
εν  preposition
en  en:  in, at, (up-)on, by, etc.
ιλαροτητι  noun - dative singular feminine
hilarotes  hil-ar-ot'-ace:  alacrity -- cheerfulness.
Parallel Verses
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 Bible
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 Christian Standard 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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
One has that of a comforter, which is in his comforting, and a giver in generosity, and a top leader with diligence, and that of caregiver with cheerfulness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If it is encouraging others, devote yourself to giving encouragement. If it is sharing, be generous. If it is leadership, lead enthusiastically. If it is helping people in need, help them cheerfully.

King James 2000 Bible
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.
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