18But you must not brag about being grafted in to replace the branches that were broken off. Yet they are still the people he loves because he chose their ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. But he wanted his own people to become jealous and claim it for themselves. The Transforming Power of the Gospel. 25I want you to understand this mystery, dear brothers and sisters,g so that you will not feel proud about yourselves. A few have—the ones God has chosen—but the hearts of the rest were hardened. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. [f] 12 Rejoice in our confident hope. Create or log in to your Bible Gateway account. 11Did God’s people stumble and fall beyond recovery? 1 I ask, then, has God rejected his own people, the nation of Israel? 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. What are the benefits of creating an account? Romans 12. Of course not! He is severe toward those who disobeyed, but kind to you if you continue to trust in his kindness. Three easy steps to start your free trial subscription to Bible Gateway Plus. If it is giving, give generously. Holy Bible. 21For if God did not spare the original branches, he won’tf spare you either. When you suffer, be patient. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Romans 12:11, NASB: "not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;" Romans 12:11, NLT: "Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically." a trap that makes them think all is well. “Let their bountiful table become a snare. You, by nature, were a branch cut from a wild olive tree. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. 8As the Scriptures say. 33Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! So this is the situation: Most of the people of Israel have not found the favor of God they are looking for so earnestly. 23And if the people of Israel turn from their unbelief, they will be grafted in again, for God has the power to graft them back into the tree. An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the NIV Study Bible and the NKJV MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition - is just a step away! Romans 12:13 NLT. 1And so, dear brothers and sisters,*12:1a Greek brothers. [a] 12 Rejoice in our confident hope. 11 Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright 1996, 2004, 2007, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. See a comparison chart of English Bible translations, each placed along a continuum from word-for-word to thought-for-thought to paraphrased. Begin reading God's Word ad-free with instant access to your new online study library. But if you stop trusting, you also will be cut off. Enter your credit card information to ensure uninterrupted service following your free trial. NIRV: New International Reader’s Version . 19 Dear friends, never take revenge. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. “The NLT second edition was put together by a dream team of scholars and linguists and gives us a Bible that is thoroughly reliable and eminently readable.” —John Ortberg. 36For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. Try it for 30 days FREE. Amen. A Living Sacrifice to God. He is severe toward those who disobeyed, but kind to you if you continue to trust in his kindness. Romans A TRIPLET OF GRACES Romans 12:11. Romans 12:11-12 New Living Translation (NLT). When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. I stress this. 2No, God has not rejected his own people, whom he chose from the very beginning. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. $3.99 a month puts a library of commentaries, study notes, and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. All your content will be saved and you can seamlessly switch devices. Now they are the rebels, and God’s mercy has come to you so that they, too, will share. 1 And so, dear brothers and sisters,* 12:1a Greek brothers. But he wanted his own people to become jealous and claim it for themselves. Romans 12:1-21, NLT. God has appointed me as the apostle to the Gentiles. All rights reserved. Always be eager to practice hospitality. Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. So if God was willing to do something contrary to nature by grafting you into his cultivated tree, he will be far more eager to graft the original branches back into the tree where they belong. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. All glory to him forever! Now if the Gentiles were enriched because the people of Israel turned down God’s offer of salvation, think how much greater a blessing the world will share when they finally accept it. NLT: New Living Translation . Do you realize what the Scriptures say about this? This is truly the way to worship him. All rights reserved. 18 Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. 30Once, you Gentiles were rebels against God, but when the people of Israel rebelled against him, God was merciful to you instead.