Romans 8:20

“For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the creature was made subiect to vanitie, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subiected the same in hope:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the creation was subjected to vanity, not of its own will, but by reason of him who subjected it, in hope
- American Standard Version (1901)

For every living thing was put under the power of change, not by its desire, but by him who made it so, in hope
- Basic English Bible

for the creature has been made subject to vanity, not of its will, but by reason of him who has subjected [the same], in hope
- Darby Bible

For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope:
- Webster's Bible

For the Creation fell into subjection to failure and unreality (not of its own choice, but by the will of Him who so subjected it).
- Weymouth Bible

For the creation was subjected to vanity, not of its own will, but because of him who subjected it, in hope
- World English Bible

But the creature is suget to vanyte, not willynge, but for hym that made it suget in hope;
- Wycliffe Bible

for to vanity was the creation made subject -- not of its will, but because of Him who did subject [it] -- in hope,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 8:20


8:20 The creation was made subject to vanity - Abuse, misery, and corruption. By him who subjected it - Namely, God, #Gen 3:17|, 5:29. Adam only made it liable to the sentence which God pronounced; yet not without hope.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 8:20


Ro 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity. "The creation" (Revised Version) was subjected to vanity; i.e., became empty; lost its original significance. The Greek word "mataiotes", rendered "vanity", means "to seek without finding". God placed "the creation" under man's dominion, and when man fell the whole was subject to vanity by God. In hope. A hope was left to creation in its fallen estate. A promise of final redemption was made to fallen man (Ge 3:15), and the creation is represented as sharing that hope.

Discussion for Romans 8:20

  • Terhemba Aondona for verse 20
    The creature was made subject to vanity: means Adam who was created in the image of God and the entire human race became useless and unable to please God. NOT WILLINGLY: here means man did not choose to be separated from God but rather loose the privilege of pleasing God from the garden of Eden. BUT BY REASON OF HIM THAT HATH SUBJECTED THE SAME IN HOPE: here the bible is talking about the hope in Jesus who has secured our redemption. That though we missed it but we now have it.
  • Eve's "consequences would be for the Fall when Adam disobeyed GOD". A lot happened before Adam and Eve like the fallen angles that The book of Enoch tells us about, "why not the whole truth". Ben's Right you can't get to the Father, FATHER GOD except through the Son JESUS CHRIST who made us RIGHTEOUS......... Only that way are we Right in CHRIST JESUS.
  • There is none good but God. So, when Adam chose to follow his own way, he chose in fact to be separate from god and he automatically became evil because of what I said, that only in God is goodness!

    Therefore, God had not decided what would happen to people and the world because of that sin.decided what would happen to people and the world because of that sin. All of this are consequences of the separation from God.

    I mean that when God said to Adam that in the day he will eat, he shall die, God had only warned him about the consequences of separation from Him.
  • So it seems like that God had decided how the result and consequenses would be from the FALL when Adam disobeyed God(Rom 8:12).

    Long before Adam sinned, God had already decided what would happen to people and the world because of that sin.

    So in a sense, this world is a perfect world where people have to chose to follow God by accepting Jesus Christ as personal Savior.

    Please comment on this.

    Thank you!

    Ove

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