Romans 8:16

“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The spirit it selfe beareth witnes with our spirit, that we are the children of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The Spirit himself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are children of God:
- American Standard Version (1901)

The Spirit is witness with our spirit that we are children of God:
- Basic English Bible

The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are children of God.
- Darby Bible

The Spirit itself testifieth with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
- Webster's Bible

The Spirit Himself bears witness, along with our own spirits, to the fact that we are children of God;
- Weymouth Bible

The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God;
- World English Bible

And the ilke spirit yeldith witnessyng to oure spirit, that we ben the sones of God;
- Wycliffe Bible

The Spirit himself doth testify with our spirit, that we are children of God;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 8:16


8:16 The same Spirit beareth witness with our spirit - With the spirit of every true believer, by a testimony distinct from that of his own spirit, or the testimony of a good conscience. Happy they who enjoy this clear and constant.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 8:16


Ro 8:16 The Spirit himself beareth witness with our spirit that we are the children of God. The Spirit of God is one witness to the fact. Our spirit is a corroborative witness. How do each bear witness? (1) Witness is usually borne in words, but not always. God's Spirit bears witness in words. See Heb 10:15. The Holy Spirit shows us how we must become God's children, and how to continue the Christian life. (2) It bears testimony in our lives by its fruits (Mt 7:16). Do we bear the fruit of the Spirit? See Ga 5:22,23. (3) Does our own spirit testify that we "mind the things of the Spirit"? (Ro 8:5). Does our consciousness recognize its fruits, inward as well as outward? If the testimony of our spirit is that what God's Spirit witnesseth of the sons of God is true of us, then they concur in the testimony that we are the children of God.

Discussion for Romans 8

  • Praise
    If God be for us who indeed can be against us !And I also know that all things work together for the good of those who loved the lord those who are the call according to his purpose,and I know all men are call and any one that answers becomes the call according to his purpose.
  • New covenant
    We were condemned as sinners, since we have accepted by faith the finished work of Jesus which He did on the cross on our behalf
  • Gamaliel
    We should fear so we don't fall after the same example of unbelief. We have the same promise that the saints of old had but it did not profit them because they didn't mix the Word they heard with faith. Let us make sure our faith is in two places; our heart and our mouths!
  • David Amima
    God is able to protect us from every evil that raises agains us if we surrender our life to him in Jesus name
  • Rolanda nichols
    I will love to read the bible.
  • MockingBird
    Yes !! God is for us. God is on our side : I will be get on His side also : We working together . God can do nothing unless He has someone that He sees has Faith in Him : Together we move mountains :

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