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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Romans 12:15


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    King James Bible - Romans 12:15

    Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

    World English Bible

    Rejoice with those who rejoice. Weep with those who weep.

    Douay-Rheims - Romans 12:15

    Rejoice with them that rejoice; weep with them that weep.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Rejoice with them that rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

    Greek Textus Receptus


    χαιρειν
    5463 5721 V-PAN μετα 3326 PREP χαιροντων 5463 5723 V-PAP-GPM και 2532 CONJ κλαιειν 2799 5721 V-PAN μετα 3326 PREP κλαιοντων 2799 5723 V-PAP-GPM

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    VERSE (15) -
    Isa 66:10-14 Lu 1:58; 15:5-10 Ac 11:23 1Co 12:26 2Co 2:3

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 12:15

    Gozaos con los que se gozan; llorad con los que lloran.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Romans 12:15

    Verse 15.
    Rejoice with them that do rejoice] Take a lively interest in the prosperity of others. Let it be a matter of rejoicing to you when you hear of the health, prosperity, or happiness of any brother.

    Weep with them that weep.] Labour after a compassionate or sympathizing mind. Let your heart feel for the distressed; enter into their sorrows, and bear a part of their burdens. It is a fact, attested by universal experience, that by sympathy a man may receive into his own affectionate feelings a measure of the distress of his friend, and that his friend does find himself relieved in the same proportion as the other has entered into his griefs. "But how do you account for this?" I do not account for it at all, it depends upon certain laws of nature, the principles of which have not been as yet duly developed.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 15. Rejoice with them that do rejoice , etc..] Not in anything sinful and criminal, in a thing of nought, in men's own boastings; all such rejoicing is evil, and not to be joined in; but in things good and laudable, as in outward prosperity; and to rejoice with such, is a very difficult task; for unless persons have a near concern in the prosperity of others, they are very apt to envy it, or to murmur and repine, that they are not in equal, or superior circumstances; and also in things spiritual, with such who rejoice in the discoveries of God's love to their souls, in the views of interest in Christ, and of peace, pardon, and righteousness by him, and in hope of the glory of God; when such souls make their boast in the Lord, the humble hearing thereof will be glad, and will, as they ought to do, join with them in magnifying the Lord, and will exalt his name together: and weep with them that weep ; so Christ, as he rejoiced with them that rejoiced, at the marriage in Cana of Galilee, wept with them that wept, with Mary at the grave of Lazarus. The design of these rules is to excite and encourage sympathy in the saints with each other, in all conditions inward and outward, and with respect to things temporal and spiritual; in imitation of Christ their great high priest, who cannot but be touched with the infirmities of his people; and as founded upon, and arising from, their relation to each other, as members of the same body; (see 1 Corinthians 12:26); Ver. 16. Be of the same mind one towards another , etc..] Which is not to be understood of the sameness of their judgment, or of their agreement in sentiments, espousing the same doctrines, observing the same ordinances, and in the same manner, and attending to the same form of discipline; but of their having the same love, and being of the same accord and affection to one another, entertaining the same good opinion, or a better, of others than of themselves; and so the Syriac version renders the passage, what ye think of yourselves, think also of your brethren: think of one another, as equally interested in the love of God, redeemed by the blood of Christ, blessed with the same spiritual blessings in him, and called in the same hope of your calling; and do not think of one another, as being one richer or wiser than another, do not value yourselves upon that: mind not high things ; be not highminded, do not think too highly of yourselves, and despise others; meddle not with, nor grasp at things too high for you, that are out of your reach, and beyond your capacity; nor seek great things for yourselves, as riches, honours, etc.. nor covet great company: but condescend to men of low estate ; or to low things; be content with mean and low things in life, and disdain not to take notice of and converse with, men in a low condition, whether in things temporal or spiritual; who may be poor in this world, be very ignorant and illiterate, as to general knowledge and learning; be men of mean parts and abilities, of very small gifts, and be weak in faith and experience; condescend to their weaknesses, bear their infirmities, and become all things to them for their good, and God's glory: consider the apostle is writing to citizens of Rome, who might be tempted to look upon themselves above others, and to look disdainfully upon others, as citizens too often do on country people, as if they were below them, as persons of low life to them: be not wise in your own conceits ; (see Proverbs 3:7). This is attended with bad consequences, spoils a man's usefulness, prevents his improvement in knowledge, tempts him to reject all counsel and advice given him, and to treat his fellow creatures and Christians with haughtiness and insolence, and exposes him to the scorn and contempt of men: or be not wise by or with yourselves; imagining you have all the wisdom, and others have none; or keeping it to yourselves, what wisdom you have communicate it to others; the Ethiopic version reads, say not, we are wise; (see Job 12:2,3).

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 9-16 - The professed
    love of Christians to each other should be sincere, fre from deceit, and unmeaning and deceitful compliments. Depending of Divine grace, they must detest and dread all evil, and love and deligh in whatever is kind and useful. We must not only do that which is good but we must cleave to it. All our duty towards one another is summed u in one word, love. This denotes the love of parents to their children which is more tender and natural than any other; unforced unconstrained. And love to God and man, with zeal for the gospel, wil make the wise Christian diligent in all his wordly business, and in gaining superior skill. God must be served with the spirit, under the influences of the Holy Spirit. He is honoured by our hope and trust in him, especially when we rejoice in that hope. He is served, not only by working for him, but by sitting still quietly, when he calls us to suffer. Patience for God's sake, is true piety. Those that rejoice in hope, are likely to be patient in tribulation. We should not be cold in the duty of prayer, nor soon weary of it. Not only must there by kindness to friends and brethren, but Christians must not harbour ange against enemies. It is but mock love, which rests in words of kindness while our brethren need real supplies, and it is in our power to furnish them. Be ready to entertain those who do good: as there is occasion, we must welcome strangers. Bless, and curse not. It mean thorough good will; not, bless them when at prayer, and curse them a other times; but bless them always, and curse not at all. Tru Christian love will make us take part in the sorrows and joys of eac other. Labour as much as you can to agree in the same spiritual truths and when you come short of that, yet agree in affection. Look upo worldly pomp and dignity with holy contempt. Do not mind it; be not in love with it. Be reconciled to the place God in his providence puts yo in, whatever it be. Nothing is below us, but sin. We shall never fin in our hearts to condescend to others, while we indulge conceit of ourselves; therefore that must be mortified.


    Greek Textus Receptus


    χαιρειν
    5463 5721 V-PAN μετα 3326 PREP χαιροντων 5463 5723 V-PAP-GPM και 2532 CONJ κλαιειν 2799 5721 V-PAN μετα 3326 PREP κλαιοντων 2799 5723 V-PAP-GPM

    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    12:15 {
    Rejoice} (cairein). Present active infinitive of cairw, absolute or independent use of the infinitive as if a finite verb as occurs sometimes (Robertson, _Grammar_, pp. 1092ff.). Literally here, "Rejoicing with rejoicing people, weeping with weeping people."


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