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

  • Ann
    The spirit knows what we need therefore he searches our heart. Intercession is made on our behalf daily. When we become determined in our walk to let nothing separate us from the love of God we can be assured the enemy will come against us. But as Paul writes no matter what I should not allow anything pull me away from God.
  • Morefavour
    As we, with all sincerity carries the cross, we are bound to face one challenge or the other but with our persistency and longsuffering, we are a victor. Not only in this earth, but in heaven
  • Irene123
    To Olga, Rom. ch. 8 -- Yes, I am ready for His appearing , to take His Bride; I am ready via Acts 2:38.
  • Sengoba
    Comment*God sought it impossible for man to redeem himself so He sent His beloved son Christ Jesus who did e perfect work for mankind. Therefore, whoever believes in Him shall never be condemned for it's by e grace that we r saved n no nothing can seperate us from His love.
  • Victor Effah
    Is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord and to also hope in him.
  • Samuel Chandu
    It's so useful 2 everyone.

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