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

  • Deborah
    Deborah, I love it because God's Word not only spoke,to the hearts,of mankind, but even years beyond the events in the Bible we can see they were meant to be timeless prices of Art and the ability for anyone to follow is still like that of a,child.
  • 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***ISAIAH 30:1 WOE TO THE REBELLIOUS CHILDREN SAITH THE LORD THAT TAKE COUNSEL BUT NOT OF ME AND THAT COVER WITH A COVERING BUT --- NOT OF MY SPIRIT --- THAT THEY MAY ADD SIN TO SIN
  • Wounded
    I am not full of praise for you but criticism for your sing a song and feel his blessing. Not real conversion but phoney Christians like Pense. Sick. God demands more if not everything. What you say, what you do, how you are, whst you feel, in shirt everything. Anybody can dummy up a blissful smile and say praise, praise, but not everyone can please God. He is real and does not fall for lies
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 8:17 AND IF CHILDREN THEN HEIRS HEIRS OF GOD AND JOINT HEIRS WITH CHRIST IF SO BE THAT WE SUFFER WITH HIM THAT WE MAY ALSO BE GLORIFIED WITH HIM********LUKE 21:36 WATCH YOU THEREFORE AND PRAY ALWAYS THAT YOU BE ACCOUNTED WORTHY TO ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS THAT SHALL COME TO PASS AND TO STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN
  • 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.

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