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

  • Irene123
    HOPE - Rom. 8:24 - Ps. 130; 1 Cor. 9:10 - Lk. 9:62
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 8:11 BUT IF THE SPIRIT --- OF HIM --- THAT RAISED UP JESUS FROM THE DEAD DWELL IN YOU HE THAT RAISED UP CHRIST FROM THE DEAD SHALL ALSO QUICKEN YOUR MORTAL BODIES BY HIS SPIRIT THAT DWELLETH IN YOU PSALM 119:107 I AM AFFLICTED VERY MUCH QUICKEN ME O LORD ACCORDING TO THY WORD*** PSALM 119:50 THIS IS ---MY COMFORT --- IN MY AFFLICTION FOR THY WORD HATH QUICKENED ME***
  • Steve morrow
    ROM 8:39--HOW DOES GOD DEFINE HIS LOVE--JOHN 15:9 AS THE FATHER HATH LOVED ME SO HAVE I LOVED YOU CONTINUE YE IN MY LOVE 15:10 IF YOU KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS YOU SHALL ABIDE IN MY LOVE EVEN AS I HAVE KEPT MY FATHERS COMMANDMENTS AND ABIDE IN HIS LOVE 1 JOHN 5:3 FOR THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS AND HIS COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT GRIEVOUS PRO 3:5 LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING
  • Brodeirck Green
    The one thing that I know from my own experience with God is that He will always be there when I need Him. Other than turning your back on Him denouncing Him , there is no sin that He won't forgive you for, so in knowing that there should be NO ONE or NOTHING that will be able to seperate you from the Love of God.
  • Niveah Blanchard
    Life, Nor Death it is like you own star world like you can live but die
  • Vera Ship
    This verse is my life. No matter what comes my way I know God has my back. There is nothing that can make me doubt my God. He is my all in all. I can depend on him to deliver me out of my trials and tribulations. In doing so I have development in knowing who he is.

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