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

  • Steve morrow
    1 Corinthians 15:45 and so it is written the first man adam was made a living soul the last adm was made a quickening spirit 46 howbeit that was not first which is spiritual but that which is natural and after that which is spiritual 47 the first man is of the earth earthy the second man is the LORD from heaven 48 as is the earthysuch are they also that are earthy and as is the heavenly such .....
  • Jeff Berry
    The subject of Romans Chapter 8 is that of a redeemed spirit residing in a body that is yet to be redeemed!

    There are those that are so deeply scarred that living a victorious life seems to be an alusive dream. For that one, the dream of a victorious life can only become a reality once he fully understands that he is a redeemed spirit residing in a body that is yet to be redeemed....
  • Mari
    We must have the baptism of the holy ghost spirit. Otherwise we'd be in the flesh which is not pleasing to him. We must be in Christ or we are none of his
  • Wayne underwood
    May your mind and heart be governed by the Spirit and not by the desires of the flesh, Praise Jesus for his abundant love for us.
  • Irene123
    To Mary B. on Rom. ch. 8 - God bless you, Mary B. for seeing His truth
  • Offor kelechi
    I surrender myself unto thee,am a great and I hope my subscription to daily Bible reading will change and as well turn my life around.....Jesus!! Have mercy on me I have walked astray help me Lord, this and many more I pray

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