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

New Living Translation
Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.

English Standard Version
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Berean Study Bible
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, persistent in prayer.

Berean Literal Bible
rejoicing in hope, being patient in tribulation, being constant in prayer,

New American Standard Bible
rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer,

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

Christian Standard Bible
Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer.

Contemporary English Version
Let your hope make you glad. Be patient in time of trouble and never stop praying.

Good News Translation
Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times.

Holman Christian Standard 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.

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;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Be rejoicing in your hope. Bear your afflictions bravely. Be persistent in prayer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Be happy in your confidence, be patient in trouble, and pray continually.

New American Standard 1977
rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer,

Jubilee Bible 2000
rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, constant in prayer,

King James 2000 Bible
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; constant in prayer;

American King James Version
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

American Standard Version
rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing stedfastly in prayer;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Rejoicing in hope. Patient in tribulation. Instant in prayer.

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

English Revised Version
rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing stedfastly in prayer;

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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;
Study Bible
Love, Zeal, Hope, Hospitality
11Do not let your zeal subside; keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, persistent in prayer. 13Share with the saints who are in need. Practice hospitality.…
Cross References
Acts 1:14
With one accord they all continued 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 stand; and we exult in the hope of the glory of God.

Hebrews 10:32
Remember the early days that you were in the light, when you endured a great conflict in the face of suffering.

Hebrews 10:36
You need to persevere, so that after you have done God's will, you will receive what He has promised.

Treasury of Scripture

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

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 ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

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

patient.

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

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

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

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 hath gained, when God taketh away his soul? …

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







Lexicon
Be joyful
χαίροντες (chairontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5463: A primary verb; to be 'cheer'ful, i.e. Calmly happy or well-off; impersonally, especially as salutation, be well.

in hope,
ἐλπίδι (elpidi)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1680: Hope, expectation, trust, confidence. From a primary elpo; expectation or confidence.

patient
ὑπομένοντες (hypomenontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5278: From hupo and meno; to stay under, i.e. Remain; figuratively, to undergo, i.e. Bear, have fortitude, persevere.

in affliction,
θλίψει (thlipsei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2347: Persecution, affliction, distress, tribulation. From thlibo; pressure.

persistent
προσκαρτεροῦντες (proskarterountes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4342: To persist, persevere in, continue steadfast in; I wait upon.

in prayer.
προσευχῇ (proseuchē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4335: From proseuchomai; prayer; by implication, an oratory.
(12) In hope.--The Christian's hope, of which we have had more in Romans 8:20-25.

Patient in tribulation.--This virtue was, of course, specially needed in the troublous times through which the Church was passing. So, again, in the next verse, the "hospitality" of which the Apostle speaks is something more than the ordinary entertainment of friends. The reference is to a state of things in which the Christian was liable to be persecuted and driven from city to city, and often compelled to seek for shelter with those who held the same faith as himself.

Verses 12-14. - In hope rejoicing; in tribulation enduring; in prayer continuing instant; communicating to the necessities of the saints (i.e. Christians); given to (literally, pursuing) hospitality. Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. In ver. 14 the form of the admonition passes from participles to direct imperatives, a positive command of Christ being adduced. In ver. 15 the gentler admonitory form of in the infinitive is taken up, passing to participles, as before in ver. 16. 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.
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