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

  • 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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