Romans 12:12
Good News Translation
Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times.

New Revised Standard Version
Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.

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

New American Bible
Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer.

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

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Rejoicing in hope. Patient in tribulation. Instant in prayer.


Romans 5:2,3 By whom also we have access through faith into this grace wherein we stand: and glory in the hope of the glory of the sons 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 and in the power of the Holy Ghost.

Psalm 16:9-11 Therefore my heart hath been glad, and my tongue hath rejoiced: moreover, my flesh also shall rest in hope. . . .

Psalm 71:20-23 How great troubles hast thou shewn me, many and grievous: and turning thou hast brought me to life, and hast brought me back again from the depths of the earth: . . .

Psalm 73:24-26 Thou hast held me by my right hand; and by thy will thou hast conducted me, and with thy glory thou hast received me. . . .

Proverbs 10:28 The strength of the upright is the way of the Lord: and fear to them that work evil.

Proverbs 14:32 The wicked man shall be driven out in his wickedness: but the just hath hope in his death.

Lamentations 3:24-26 Heth. The Lord is my portion, said my soul: therefore will I wait for him. . . .

Habakkuk 3:17,18 For the fig tree shall not blossom: and there shall be no spring in the vines. The labour of the olive tree shall fail: and the fields shall yield no food: the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls. . . .

Matthew 5:12 Be glad and rejoice for your reward is very great in heaven. For so they persecuted the prophets that were before you.

Luke 10:20 But yet rejoice not in this, that spirits are subject unto you: but rejoice in this, that your names are written in heaven.

1 Corinthians 13:13 And now there remain faith, hope, and charity, these three: but the greatest of these is charity.

Philippians 3:1 As to the rest, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not wearisome, but to you is necessary.

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

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

1 Thessalonians 5:8,16 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, having on the breast plate of faith and charity and, for a helmet, the hope of salvation. . . .

2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God and our Father, who hath loved us and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope in grace, . . .

Titus 2:13 Looking for the blessed hope and coming of the glory of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Titus 3:7 That, being justified by his grace, we may be heirs according to hope of life everlasting.

Hebrews 3:6 But Christ, as the Son in his own house: which house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and glory of hope unto the end.

Hebrews 6:17-19 Wherein God, meaning more abundantly to shew to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, interposed an oath: . . .

1 Peter 1:3-8 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy hath regenerated us unto a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead: . . .

1 Peter 4:13 But if you partake of the sufferings of Christ, rejoice that, when his glory shall be revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.

1 John 3:1-3 Behold what manner of charity the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called and should be the sons of God. Therefore the world knoweth not us, because it knew not him. . . .


Romans 2:7 To them indeed who, according to patience in good work, seek glory and honour and incorruption, eternal life:

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

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

Romans 15:4 For what things soever were written were written for our learning: that, through patience and the comfort of the scriptures, we might have hope.

Psalm 37:7 Be subject to the Lord and pray to him. Envy not the man who prospereth in his way; the man who doth unjust things.

Psalm 40:1 Unto the end, a psalm for David himself. [2] With expectation I have waited for the Lord, and he was attentive to me.

Luke 8:15 But that on the good ground are they who in a good and perfect heart, hearing the word, keep it and bring forth fruit in patience.

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

Colossians 1:11 Strengthened with all might according to the power of his glory, in all patience and longsuffering with joy,

1 Thessalonians 1:3 Being mindful of the work of your faith and labour and charity: and of the enduring of the hope of our Lord Jesus Christ before God and our Father.

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

2 Thessalonians 3:5 And the Lord direct your hearts, in the charity of God and the patience of Christ.

1 Timothy 6:11 But thou, O man of God, fly these things: and pursue justice, godliness, faith, charity, patience, mildness.

2 Timothy 3:10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience,

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

Hebrews 10:36 For patience is necessary for you: that, doing the will of God, you may receive the promise.

Hebrews 12:1 And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us:

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

James 5:7,10,11 Be patient therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth: patiently bearing till he receive the early and latter rain. . . .

1 Peter 2:19,20 For this is thankworthy: if, for conscience towards God, a man endure sorrows, suffering wrongfully. . . .

2 Peter 1:6 And in knowledge, abstinence: and in abstinence, patience: and in patience, godliness:

Revelation 13:10 He that shall lead into captivity shall go into captivity: he that shall kill by the sword must be killed by the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.


Genesis 32:24-26 He remained alone; and behold, a man wrestled with him till morning. . . .

Job 27:8-10 For what is the hope of the hypocrite if through covetousness he take by violence, and God deliver not his soul? . . .

Psalm 55:16,17 But I have cried to God: and the Lord will save me. . . .

Psalm 62:8 Trust in him, all ye congregation of people: pour out your hearts before him. God is our helper for ever.

Psalm 109:4 Instead of making me a return of love, they detracted me: but I gave myself to prayer.

Jeremiah 29:12,13 And you shall call upon me, and you shall go. and you shall pray to me, and I will hear you. . . .

Daniel 9:18,19 Incline, O my God, thy ear, and hear: open thy eyes, and see our desolation, and the city upon which thy name is called: for it is not for our justifications that we present our prayers before thy face, but for the multitude of thy tender mercies. . . .

Luke 11:5-13 And he said to them: Which of you shall have a friend and shall go to him at midnight and shall say to him: Friend, lend me three loaves, . . .

Luke 18:1-8 And he spoke also a parable to them, that we ought always to pray and not to faint, . . .


Acts 1:14 All these were persevering with one mind in prayer with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

Acts 2:42 And they were persevering in the doctrine of the apostles and in the communication of the 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 by the church unto God for him.

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

Ephesians 6:18,19 By all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the spirit: and in the same watching with all instance and supplication for all the saints: . . .

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

Colossians 4:2,12 Be instant in prayer: watching in it with thanksgiving. . . .

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.

Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh, with a strong cry and tears, offering up prayers and supplications to him that was able to save him from death, was heard for his reverence.

James 5:15,16 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick man. And the Lord shall raise him up: and if he be in sins, they shall be forgiven him. . . .

1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all is at hand. Be prudent therefore and watch in prayers.

1 John 5:14,15 And this is the confidence which we have towards him: That, whatsoever we shall ask according to his will, he heareth us. . . .

Love, Zeal, Hope, Hospitality
11In carefulness not slothful. In spirit fervent. Serving the Lord. 12Rejoicing in hope. Patient in tribulation. Instant in prayer. 13Communicating to the necessities of the saints. Pursuing hospitality.…
Cross References
Acts 1:14
All these were persevering with one mind in prayer with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

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

Hebrews 10:32
But call to mind the former days, wherein, being illuminated, you endured a great fight of afflictions.

Hebrews 10:36
For patience is necessary for you: that, doing the will of God, you may receive the promise.

Romans 12:11
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