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 8:21

  • Lorraine for verse 21
    I believe all that was created by God will survive and all that was created or worshiped by Satin or man will be distroyed. Man will be delivered by the Blood of Jesus. We will have Paradise forever.
  • My dog just passed. When I read this verse I began to realize the distinction it made between creation which includes pets and the children of God saved . It says creation "will " not may be join God 's children saved according to the New Living Translation. The verse translation below also says "all " creation. Pets are also part of God 's creation. Hope this helps
  • CWomack for verse 21
    The creature/creation all things made in the beginning includes man and woman. Also. Another interesting viewpoint meaning the church - reborn in Christ.
  • I believe that this scripture is talking about animals because the Bible clearly states that not all people will go to Heaven. It puts a distinction in the verse saying the creation, ITSELF, ALSO will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorius liberty or freedon of the children of God. Animals are 95% of them are in the bondage of corruption, labs, neglect, factory farms, dog fighting, etc. and suffer just like people do and much more. Too many people love animals and I just can't see Heaven as a blissful, happy place without animals there. All wrongs have to be righted and God is a God that wants justice for animals just like he wants it for good humans. There's no scripture in the Bible about children being in Heaven either; I don't believe God wants us all to know everything about what he has in store for us up there but I, along with all of us that has faith in Him ,has to have the faith that all will be good.

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