New Living Translation
For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God's children.
King James Bible
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
Darby Bible Translation
The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are children of God.
World English Bible
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God;
Young's Literal Translation
The Spirit himself doth testify with our spirit, that we are children of God;
Romans 8:16 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:16 The same Spirit beareth witness with our spirit - With the spirit of every true believer, by a testimony distinct from that of his own spirit, or the testimony of a good conscience. Happy they who enjoy this clear and constant.
LibraryOctober 11. "And He that Searcheth the Hearts Knoweth what is the Mind of the Spirit, Because He Maketh Intercession for the Saints According to the Will of God" (Rom. viii. 27).
"And He that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because He maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God" (Rom. viii. 27). The Holy Spirit becomes to the consecrated heart the Spirit of intercession. We have two Advocates. We have an Advocate with the Father, who prays for us at God's right hand; but the Holy Spirit is the Advocate within, who prays in us, inspiring our petitions and presenting them, through Christ, to God. We need this Advocate. We know …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
October 21. "Who Shall Separate us from the Love of Christ?" (Rom. viii. 35).
June 1. "That the Righteousness of the Law Might be Fulfilled in Us" (Rom. viii. 4).
October 13. "The Carnal Mind is Enmity against God" (Rom. viii. 7).
"Since you are the people of the LORD your God, never cut yourselves or shave the hair above your foreheads in mourning for the dead.
"Yet the time will come when Israel's people will be like the sands of the seashore--too many to count! Then, at the place where they were told, 'You are not my people,' it will be said, 'You are children of the living God.'
God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.
And they will never die again. In this respect they will be like angels. They are children of God and children of the resurrection.
But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.
We are witnesses of these things and so is the Holy Spirit, who is given by God to those who obey him."
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.
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