New International Version
if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach;
King James Bible
Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
Darby Bible Translation
or service, [let us occupy ourselves] in service; or he that teaches, in teaching;
World English Bible
or service, let us give ourselves to service; or he who teaches, to his teaching;
Young's Literal Translation
or ministration -- 'In the ministration!' or he who is teaching -- 'In the teaching!'
Romans 12:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Or ministry - Διακονια simply means the office of a deacon; and what this office was, see in the note on Acts 6:4 (note), where the subject is largely discussed.
Or he that teacheth - The teacher, διδασκαλος, was a person whose office it was to instruct others, who thereby catechizing, or simply explaining the grand truths of Christianity.
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LibraryA Reasonable Service
TEXT: "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service."--Romans 12:1. There is perhaps no chapter in the New Testament, certainly none in this epistle, with which we are more familiar than this one which is introduced by the text; and yet, however familiar we may be with the statements, if we read them carefully and study them honestly they must always come to us not only in the …
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April 6. "As we have Many Members in one Body, So we Being Many are one Body in Christ" (Rom. xii. 4, 5).
Another Triplet of Graces
Still Another Triplet
In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.
Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul.
1 Corinthians 12:5
There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.
1 Corinthians 12:28
And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues.
1 Corinthians 14:26
What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be done so that the church may be built up.
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