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

  • Randy
    Bookreadingismything: I don't even know you, but I forgive you. I wish their were more like you. Prosper in the Good Lord.
  • Steve
    Romans 8 is the crown jewel of the Bible. It tells us all we need to know of this life. Even though there is a spiritual battle going on in the world, and in our lives, we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. If God be for us, who can be against us. Remember the Holy Spirit is not an it, but He is the third Person of the Godhead.
  • Bookreadingismything
    Amen, thank you Jesus! I have repented, with much remorse, for the many things I said and did when I was younger and foolish. I wish I could go back and fix it all, especially for one individual. Way back when we were in elementary school, I did apologize for what I did. as I was deeply sorry. She accepted it, but our friendship was over as her family did not want us to be friends anymore. I don't blame them, as it was all my fault. I was afraid of the ones who bullied her and instead of fighting them off, I joined in because I was so afraid of them they too, bullied me , but that is NO excuse. I wish I could go back and fight them, even if it meant getting myself beat up for it. I would have gladly taken a punch in the nose for her. For over fifty years I have been ashamed and full of guilt, and begged God's forgiveness. I just hope my former friend has a wonderful, blessed life, full of love and God's goodness, and is truly happy.
  • Anita Mc brown fore
    So you are neither free to keep sinner because Jesus was the sin nearer. And you keep sinning throughout your lifetime. And you are neither free from dying because we all keep dying. And we are neither free from keeping the law because Jesus himself keep the Law ,that he came not to abolish but to fulfill from Genesis chapt.2:1,Exodus 20:where God himself wrote the 10 commandment Laws with his own finger, And Revelation 22:14, where keeping Gods Law is your ticket into Heaven. So we HAVE to keep the law of God and not the Mosaic law the kiiing of sheep etc. to appease for our sins,because the good shepherd died she'd blood himself instead of sheep dying anymore.Therfore all we have to do is pray kneeling ,bowing,laying prostrate on the ground ,or just calling on the name of the Ultimate Sheep-that. was sacrificed
  • Jeff Mentzos
    Romans 3 says there is nobody who is righteous or seeks after God. Jesus said none can come to him unless they are called by the Father. Satan has blinded the minds of all of the children of Adam. Romans 8:29-30 gives the solution to get people saved. Before the creation He predestinated people at random to be able to hear and understand the gospel when HE calls and we decide to reply to Him
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 8:28 AND WE KNOW THAT --- ALL THINGS --- WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THEM THAT LOVE GOD TO THEM WHO ARE THE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE 1 THESSALONIANS 5:18 IN --EVERYTHING--GIVE THANKS FOR THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS CONCERNING YOU EPHESIANS 5:20 GIVING THANKS ALWAYS FOR --- ALL THINGS --- UNTO GOD THE FATHER IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

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