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

  • Eric
    1 John 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God for God is love. 1 John 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
  • Lilian
    We must be Born Again in the Spirit and not in the flesh . For our flesh are sinful and will only die but only thru the Holy Spirit our body will be quicken up because of the righteousness. Thanks to the blood of Jesus. Amen
  • Craig
    Rom. 8:9b is very important, "if you have not the Spirit of Christ, you are none of his."
  • Ama
    for his word says seek ye first his kingdom, in seeking the kingdom on this earth is not easy lot of trials and temptations, but we should remember that he says in all things we are more than conquerors so we need not to be afraid but to wait for the all other things that is the glory that we will be getting after this, and it can never be compared to what we went through in seeking the kingdom.
  • Lilian
    Jesus had anointed us therefore no one can separate his anointed one from his love. For God is love we must love our neighbor as He loves us this is the strong words that he commanded us . Thanks to blood of Jesus that shed for us praise God forever amen
  • Dee.west
    When I read Romans 8:18, it reminds me of all the suffering we are required to endure. But, the one most glorious consolation for all that suffering, will be the revelation of Our soon coming King of God.

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