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

  • 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.
  • Ernest Eze
    Nothing can actually separate us from love of Christ,
    Christ show us love having died for us, is it suffering? He suffered for us, famine? He went through hunger, name it nothing can separate me from HIS love.
  • Bruce
    Karel:A believer is not at fault if a spouse leaves for another.( maybe?) Are you born again? Do You have a Church You go to? Are you well-versed in the Bible? There are many questions. The only advice I have is go talk to a Pastor in a Bible believing Church, One preaches on Heaven, Hell and Salvation. First You need to Know The Lord as Savior. If You do, That's Great!
  • Pastor Bob heasty
    Praise the Lord, God's amazing grace to always be sufficient in all our needs to encourage us with His unfailing presents, and we know that once saved, always saved, our Lord Jesus Christ shall keep us , He never loses a soul yet that has put their faith in Him, For who so ever confesses Christ as their saviour shall always be saved, and by faith begins to do the works of God, I encourage you all to be in a good Bible believing Church this Sunday to be encouraged and to grow in your faith
  • Steve morrow
    romans 8:39 nor height nor depth nor any --- other --- creature shall be able to separate us from the love of GOD which is in CHRIST JESUS our LORD HEBREWS 10:38 NOW THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH BUT IF ANY MAN DRAWBACK MY SOUL SHALL HAVE NO PLEASURE IN HIM 10:39 BUT WE ARE NOT OF THEM THAT WHO DRAW BACK INTO PERDITION BUT OF THEM THAT BELIEVE TO THE SAVING OF THE SOUL ROMANS 13:11 AND THAT KNOWING THE TIME THAT NOW IT IS HIGH TIME TO AWAKE OUT OF SLEEP FOR NOW IS OUR SALVATION --- NEARER --- THAN WHEN WE FIRST BELIEVED MATTHEW 24:13 BUT HE THAT SHALL ENDURE UNTO THE END THE SAME SHALL BE SAVED

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