Romans 8:21

“Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Because the creature it selfe also shall bee deliuered from the bondage of corruption, into the glorious libertie of the children of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the liberty of the glory of the children of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

That all living things will be made free from the power of death and will have a part with the free children of God in glory.
- Basic English Bible

that the creature itself also shall be set free from the bondage of corruption into the liberty of the glory of the children of God.
- Darby Bible

Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption, into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
- Webster's Bible

Yet there was always the hope that at last the Creation itself would also be set free from the thraldom of decay so as to enjoy the liberty that will attend the glory of the children of God.
- Weymouth Bible

that the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of decay into the liberty of the glory of the children of God.
- World English Bible

for the ilke creature schal be delyuered fro seruage of corrupcioun in to liberte of the glorie of the sones of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

that also the creation itself shall be set free from the servitude of the corruption to the liberty of the glory of the children of God;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 8:21


8:21 The creation itself shall be delivered - Destruction is not deliverance: therefore whatsoever is destroyed, or ceases to be, is not delivered at all. Will, then, any part of the creation be destroyed? Into the glorious liberty - The excellent state wherein they were created.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 8:21


Ro 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered. The Revised Version reads, "The creation was subjected . . . in hope that the creation itself also", etc. Though "subjected to vanity" (Ro 8:20), it still retained the hope of final deliverance. From the bondage of corruption. Decay and death. Into the glorious liberty. The Revised Version says, "The liberty of the glory". The present state is "bondage to corruption". The hope is deliverance from the bondage into "the liberty of the glory". In the day of the revelation of that glory, "all things shall become new" (Re 21:1,5).

Discussion for Romans 8

  • Steve morrow
    EZEKIEL 18:31 cast away from you all your transgressions whereby you have transgressed and make you a new heart and a new spirit for why will you die o house of Israel 2 SAMUEL 23:2 the spirit of THE LORD --- spake by me --- and HIS word was in my tongue PSALM 52:4 thou lovest all devouring words o thou deceitful tongue Psalm 140:3 they have sharpened their tongues like a serpent adders poison is under their lips SELAH ACTS 19:6 and when paul had laid his hands upon them the holy spirit came on them and they spake with tongues and prophesied ROMANS 3:12 they are all gone out of the way they are together become unprofitable there is none that doeth good no not one --3:13--their throat is an open sepulcher with their tongues they have used deceit the poison of asps is under their lips 1 CORINTHIANS now brethren if I come unto you speaking with tongues what shall I profit you except I shall speak to you either by revelation or by knowledge or by prophesying or by doctrine ROMANS 10:2 for I bear them record that they have a zeal for GOD --- but not according to knowledge --- TITUS 2:1 but --- speak thou --- the things which become sound doctrine
  • LadyA
    Thank God for Jesus, As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.....
  • Lilian
    Jesus came in flesh and not as God so that you and I will have life in abundance inly thru Jesus that we can see that we have Abba Father who loves us the most. Jesus is the only gateway to heaven to connect our Spirit with the Holy Spirit of life. I will praise you and love you Jesus forever for your are worthy amen
  • Alex
    God wants everybody not just Israel, Moses stood in the gap for Israel but Christ stands in the gaps for the whole world,If I be lifted up i will draw all all men unto me. SCRIPTURE SAYS EVEN THE ISLANDS OF THE SEAS SHALL BE CONVERTED UNTO ME,GOD IS NO RESPECTOR OF PERSONS GOD SO LOVED TH WORLD, Jesus said out of the hearts of man proceeds all manner of evil, HE STOOD IN THE GAP FOR HUMANITY GBU.
  • A disciple
    "The whole human race deserved destruction..." We hear this kind of preaching a lot; and I have to admit, I too have parroted this idea. But we should really pay attention to the meaning in so many of the Lord's parables, about lost sheep, lost sons, etc. and the love and tender mercy of God, and His view of a lost and sinning world! Neither do I condemn thee; go, and sin no more! Freely forgiven!
  • Erick
    Election:God determined who be saved Man doesn’t seek after Rom 3:11

    The whole human race deserved destruction; but for reasons not perfectly known to us, God determined to recover some by regeneration and the power of his grace. He predestinated, or before decreed, that they should be conformed to the image of his Son. In this life they are in part renewed, and walk in his steps.

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