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

  • J.McAdow
    Jesus always loves contrary to the worlds standards in terms of individuals he so chooses that also necessarily choose Him. Even our shameful nakedness could not make him turn away. Regarding sin. We are exposed. Our physical bodies in its flaws. Exposed. Allof our unattractiveness. Completely noticeable and apparent. Yet nothing can separate us from His all-powerful love.
  • 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!

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