Romans 8:24

“For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For wee are saued by hope: but hope that is seene, is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he {already} sees?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For in hope were we saved: but hope that is seen is not hope: for who hopeth for that which he seeth?
- American Standard Version (1901)

For our salvation is by hope: but hope which is seen is not hope: for who is hoping for what he sees?
- Basic English Bible

For we have been saved in hope; but hope seen is not hope; for what any one sees, why does he also hope?
- Darby Bible

For we are saved by hope: But hope that is seen, is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
- Webster's Bible

It is *in hope* that we have been saved. But an object of hope is such no longer when it is present to view; for when a man has a thing before his eyes, how can he be said to hope for it?
- Weymouth Bible

For we were saved in hope, but hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for that which he sees?
- World English Bible

But bi hope we ben maad saaf. For hope that is seyn, is not hope; for who hopith that thing, that he seeth?
- Wycliffe Bible

for in hope we were saved, and hope beheld is not hope; for what any one doth behold, why also doth he hope for [it]?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 8:24


8:24 For we are saved by hope - Our salvation is now only in hope. We do not yet possess this full salvation.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 8:24


Ro 8:24 For we were saved by hope. Were saved when we became Christians, not that we had received all the fruits of salvation, but were enabled to hope for all, even for the redemption of the body. "In hope" would be a better rendering than "by hope". For what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? Hope grasped the full salvation, though not yet attained. We do not hope for what we have, or see.

Discussion for Romans 8:24

  • William for verse 24
    hope is a vision of SALVATION,through the word of God,which is the scriptures(Bible) that Christ expound it for the Gentiles like me that never happen during old testament era.
  • MARSHALL JOHN for verse 24
    I like this verse, it keeps me going, it keeps me hoping and hoping again, till I get where or what I want.

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