Romans 12:8
Good News Translation
if it is to encourage others, we should do so. Whoever shares with others should do it generously; whoever has authority should work hard; whoever shows kindness to others should do it cheerfully.

Contemporary English Version
If we can encourage others, we should encourage them. If we can give, we should be generous. If we are leaders, we should do our best. If we are good to others, we should do it cheerfully.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that exhorteth, in exhorting; he that giveth, with simplicity; he that ruleth, with carefulness; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

New American Bible
if one exhorts, in exhortation; if one contributes, in generosity; if one is over others, with diligence; if one does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He that exhorteth, in exhorting; he that giveth, with simplicity; he that ruleth, with carefulness; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

exhorteth.

Acts 13:15 And after the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying: Ye men, brethren, if you have any word of exhortation to make to the people, speak.

Acts 15:32 But Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, with many words comforted the brethren and confirmed them.

Acts 20:2 And when he had gone over those parts and had exhorted them with many words, he came into Greece:

1 Corinthians 14:3 But he that prophesieth speaketh to men unto edification and exhortation and comfort.

1 Thessalonians 2:3 For our exhortation was not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in deceit.

1 Timothy 4:13 Till I come, attend unto reading, to exhortation and to doctrine.

Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking our assembly, as some are accustomed: but comforting one anther, and so much the more as you see the day approaching.

Hebrews 13:22 And I beseech you, brethren, that you suffer this word of consolation. For I have written to you in a few words.

giveth.

Romans 12:13 Communicating to the necessities of the saints. Pursuing hospitality.

Deuteronomy 15:8-11,14 But shalt open it to the poor man, thou shalt lend him, that which thou perceivest he hath need of. . . .

Job 31:16-20 If I have denied to the poor what they desired, and have made the eyes of the widow wait: . . .

Psalm 112:9 He hath distributed, he hath given to the poor: his justice remaineth for ever and ever: his horn shall be exalted in glory.

Proverbs 22:9 He that is inclined to mercy, shall be blessed: for of his bread he hath given to the poor. He that maketh presents, shall purchase victory and honour: but he carrieth away the souls of the receivers.

Ecclesiastes 11:1,2,6 Cast thy bread upon the running waters: for after a long time thou shalt find it again. . . .

Isaiah 32:5,8 The fool shall no more be called prince: neither shall the deceitful be called great: . . .

Isaiah 58:7-11 Deal thy bread to the hungry, and bring the needy and the harbourless into thy house: when thou shalt see one naked, cover him, and despise not thy own flesh. . . .

Matthew 6:2-4 Therefore when thou dost an alms-deed, sound not a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be honoured by men. Amen I say to you, they have received their reward. . . .

Matthew 25:40 And the king answering shall say to them: Amen I say to you, as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me.

Luke 21:1-4 And looking on, he saw the rich men cast their gifts into the treasury. . . .

Acts 2:44-46 And all they that believed were together and had all things common. . . .

Acts 4:33-35 And with great power did the Apostles give testimony of the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord: and great grace was in them all. . . .

Acts 11:28-30 And one of them named Agabus, rising up, signified by the Spirit that there should be a great famine over the whole world, which came to pass under Claudius. . . .

2 Corinthians 8:1-9,12 Now we make known unto you, brethren, the grace of God that hath been given in the churches of Macedonia. . . .

1 Thessalonians 2:8 So desirous of you, we would gladly impart unto you not only the gospel of God but also our own souls: because you were become most dear unto us.

1 Peter 4:9-11 Using hospitality one towards another, without murmuring, . . .

with simplicity.

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our glory is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity of heart and sincerity of God, and not in carnal wisdom, but in the grace of God, we have conversed in this world: and more abundantly towards you.

2 Corinthians 8:2 That in much experience of tribulation, they have had abundance of joy and their very deep poverty hath abounded unto the riches of their simplicity.

2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear lest, as the serpent seduced Eve by his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted and fall from the simplicity that is in Christ.

Ephesians 6:5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your lords according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the simplicity of your heart, as to Christ.

Colossians 3:22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh: not serving to the eye, as pleasing men: but in simplicity of heart, fearing God.

ruleth.

Romans 13:6 For therefore also you pay tribute. For they are the ministers of God, serving unto this purpose.

Genesis 18:19 For I know that he will command his children, and his household after him, to keep the way of the Lord, and do judgment and justice: that for Abraham's sake, the Lord may bring to effect all the things he hath spoken unto him.

Psalm 101:1-8 A psalm for David himself. Mercy and judgment I will sing to thee, O Lord: I will sing, . . .

Acts 13:12 Then the proconsul, when he had seen what was done, believed, admiring at the doctrine of the Lord.

Acts 20:28 Take heed to yourselves and to the whole flock, wherein the Holy Ghost hath placed you bishops, to rule the Church of God which he hath purchased with his own blood.

1 Corinthians 12:28 And God indeed hath set some in the church; first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly doctors: after that miracles: then the graces of healings, helps, governments, kinds of tongues, interpretations of speeches.

1 Thessalonians 5:12-14 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them who labour among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you; . . .

1 Timothy 3:4,5 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all chastity. . . .

1 Timothy 5:17 Let the priests that rule well be esteemed worthy of double honour: especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

Hebrews 13:7,17,24 Remember your prelates who have spoken the word of God to you: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation, . . .

1 Peter 5:2,3 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking care of it, not by constraint but willingly, according to God: not for filthy lucre's sake but voluntarily: . . .

with diligence.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand is able to do, do it earnestly: for neither work, nor reason, nor wisdom, nor knowledge shall be in hell, whither thou art hastening.

shewth.

Deuteronomy 16:11,14,15 And thou shalt feast before the Lord thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates, and the stranger and the fatherless, and the widow, who abide with you: in the place which the Lord thy God shall choose, that his name may dwell there: . . .

Psalm 37:21 The sinner shall borrow, and not pay again; but the just sheweth mercy and shall give.

Isaiah 64:5 Thou hast met him that rejoiceth, and doth justice: in thy ways they shall remember thee: behold thou art angry, and we have sinned: in them we have been always, and we shall be saved.

2 Corinthians 9:7 Every one as he hath determined in his heart, not with sadness or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Context
Living Sacrifices
7Or ministry, in ministering; or he that teacheth, in doctrine; 8He that exhorteth, in exhorting; he that giveth, with simplicity; he that ruleth, with carefulness; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. 9Let love be without dissimulation. Hating that which is evil, cleaving to that which is good,…
Cross References
Acts 4:36
And Joseph, who, by the apostles, was surnamed Barnabas (which is, by interpretation, The son of consolation), a Levite, a Cyprian born,

Acts 11:23
Who, when he was come and had seen the grace of God, rejoiced. And he exhorted them all with purpose of heart to continue in the Lord.

Acts 13:15
And after the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying: Ye men, brethren, if you have any word of exhortation to make to the people, speak.

1 Corinthians 12:28
And God indeed hath set some in the church; first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly doctors: after that miracles: then the graces of healings, helps, governments, kinds of tongues, interpretations of speeches.

2 Corinthians 8:2
That in much experience of tribulation, they have had abundance of joy and their very deep poverty hath abounded unto the riches of their simplicity.

2 Corinthians 9:7
Every one as he hath determined in his heart, not with sadness or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

2 Corinthians 9:11
That being enriched in all things, you may abound unto all simplicity which worketh through us thanksgiving to God.

2 Corinthians 9:13
By the proof of this ministry, glorifying God for the obedience of your confession unto the gospel of Christ and for the simplicity of your communicating unto them and unto all.

1 Timothy 5:17
Let the priests that rule well be esteemed worthy of double honour: especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

1 Timothy 6:18
To do good, to be rich in good work, to give easily, to communicate to others,

Additional Translations
if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is giving, let him give generously; if it is leading, let him lead with diligence; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.

or exhorting, in the exhortation; giving, in generosity; leading, in diligence; showing mercy, in cheerfulness.

Or he that exhorts, on exhortation: he that gives, let him do it with simplicity; he that rules, with diligence; he that shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

or he that exhorteth, to his exhorting: he that giveth, let him do it with liberality; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness.

or he that exhorts, in exhortation; he that gives, in simplicity; he that leads, with diligence; he that shews mercy, with cheerfulness.

or he that exhorteth, to his exhorting: he that giveth, let him do it with liberality; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness.

The teacher must do the same in his teaching; and he who exhorts others, in his exhortation. He who gives should be liberal; he who is in authority should be energetic and alert; and he who succours the afflicted should do it cheerfully.

or he who exhorts, to his exhorting: he who gives, let him do it with liberality; he who rules, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

or he who is exhorting -- 'In the exhortation!' he who is sharing -- 'In simplicity!' he who is leading -- 'In diligence?' he who is doing kindness -- 'In cheerfulness.'
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