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

  • Steve morrow
    I ASK AND PRAY LORD JESUS FOR YOUR TEACHINGS --- REVELATION 22:19 AND IF ANY MAN SHALL TAKE AWAY FROM THE WORDS OF THE BOOK OF THIS PROPHECY --- GOD --- SHALL TAKE AWAY HIS PART ---OUT--- OF THE BOOK OF LIFE AND ---OUT--- OF THE HOLY CITY AND FROM THE THINGS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK
  • Jeff Berry
    Joseph Matthews: Thank you for your response... My complete response was some how cut short.
  • Ernest Eze
    Nothing can actually separate us from love of Christ,
    Christ show us love having died for us, is it suffering? He suffered for us, famine? He went through hunger, name it nothing can separate me from HIS love.
  • Bruce
    Karel:A believer is not at fault if a spouse leaves for another.( maybe?) Are you born again? Do You have a Church You go to? Are you well-versed in the Bible? There are many questions. The only advice I have is go talk to a Pastor in a Bible believing Church, One preaches on Heaven, Hell and Salvation. First You need to Know The Lord as Savior. If You do, That's Great!
  • Pastor Bob heasty
    Praise the Lord, God's amazing grace to always be sufficient in all our needs to encourage us with His unfailing presents, and we know that once saved, always saved, our Lord Jesus Christ shall keep us , He never loses a soul yet that has put their faith in Him, For who so ever confesses Christ as their saviour shall always be saved, and by faith begins to do the works of God, I encourage you all to be in a good Bible believing Church this Sunday to be encouraged and to grow in your faith
  • Steve morrow
    romans 8:39 nor height nor depth nor any --- other --- creature shall be able to separate us from the love of GOD which is in CHRIST JESUS our LORD HEBREWS 10:38 NOW THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH BUT IF ANY MAN DRAWBACK MY SOUL SHALL HAVE NO PLEASURE IN HIM 10:39 BUT WE ARE NOT OF THEM THAT WHO DRAW BACK INTO PERDITION BUT OF THEM THAT BELIEVE TO THE SAVING OF THE SOUL ROMANS 13:11 AND THAT KNOWING THE TIME THAT NOW IT IS HIGH TIME TO AWAKE OUT OF SLEEP FOR NOW IS OUR SALVATION --- NEARER --- THAN WHEN WE FIRST BELIEVED MATTHEW 24:13 BUT HE THAT SHALL ENDURE UNTO THE END THE SAME SHALL BE SAVED

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