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Romans 12:12 - Be joyful in hope

NIV Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
KJV Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
NASB rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer,
Romans 12:12


No matter what our present circumstances may be, we can and should rejoice in our hope-the coming of our Savior, the redemption of our bodies, and our eternal glory. We are exhorted to be patient in tribulation-that is, to bear up bravely under it. We should continue steadfastly in prayer. It is in prayer that the work is done and victories are won. Prayer brings power in our lives and peace to our hearts. Therefore we do ourselves a great disservice when we neglect to pray.

MacDonald, W., & Farstad, A. (1997, c1995). Believer's Bible Commentary : Old and New Testaments (Ro 12:12). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.