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

  • 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.

Bible Options