Romans 8:16
New International Version
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.

New Living Translation
For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God's children.

English Standard Version
The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,

Berean Study Bible
The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

Berean Literal Bible
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,

New American Standard Bible
The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God,

King James Bible
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

Christian Standard Bible
The Spirit himself testifies together with our spirit that we are God's children,

Contemporary English Version
God's Spirit makes us sure that we are his children.

Good News Translation
God's Spirit joins himself to our spirits to declare that we are God's children.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Spirit Himself testifies together with our spirit that we are God's children,

International Standard Version
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.

NET Bible
The Spirit himself bears witness to our spirit that we are God's children.

New Heart English Bible
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And that Spirit testifies to our spirit that we are sons of God;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.

New American Standard 1977
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the same Spirit bears witness unto our spirit that we are sons of God,

King James 2000 Bible
The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

American King James Version
The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

American Standard Version
The Spirit himself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are children of God:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Spirit himself giveth testimony to our spirit, that we are the sons of God.

Darby Bible Translation
The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are children of God.

English Revised Version
The Spirit himself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are children of God:

Webster's Bible Translation
The Spirit itself testifieth with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

Weymouth New Testament
The Spirit Himself bears witness, along with our own spirits, to the fact 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;
Study Bible
Heirs with Christ
15For you did not receive a spirit of slavery that returns you to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17And if we are children, then we are heirs: heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ—if indeed we suffer with Him, so that we may also be glorified with Him.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 14:1
You are sons of the LORD your God; do not cut yourselves or shave your forehead on behalf of the dead,

Hosea 1:10
Yet the number of the Israelites will be like the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured or numbered. And in the place where it was said to them, 'You are not My people,' they will be called 'sons of the living God.'

Matthew 5:9
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.

Luke 20:36
In fact, they can no longer die, because they are like the angels. And since they are sons of the resurrection, they are sons of God.

John 1:12
But to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God--

Acts 5:32
We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him."

Romans 8:14
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

Romans 8:19
The creation waits in eager expectation for the revelation of the sons of God.

Romans 8:23
Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

Romans 9:8
So it is not the children of the flesh who are God's children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as offspring.

Romans 9:26
and, "It will happen that in the very place where it was said to them, 'You are not My people,' they will be called 'sons of the living God.'"

2 Corinthians 1:22
placed His seal on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a pledge of what is to come.

2 Corinthians 6:18
And: "I will be a Father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."

Galatians 3:26
You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 4:6
And because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!"

1 John 3:1
Behold what manner of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God. And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him.

1 John 3:2
Beloved, we are now children of God, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that when Christ appears, we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He is.

1 John 3:10
By this the children of God are distinguished from the children of the devil: Anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is anyone who does not love his brother.

1 John 5:10
Whoever believes in the Son of God has this testimony within him; whoever does not believe God has made Him out to be a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony God has given about His Son.

Revelation 21:7
The one who is victorious will inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he will be My son.

Treasury of Scripture

The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

Spirit.

Romans 8:23,26
And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body…

2 Corinthians 1:22
Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

2 Corinthians 5:5
Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.

with our.

2 Corinthians 1:12
For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

1 John 3:19-22
And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him…

1 John 5:10
He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.







Lexicon
The
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Spirit
Πνεῦμα (Pneuma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

Himself
αὐτὸ (auto)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Neuter 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

testifies with
συμμαρτυρεῖ (symmartyrei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4828: To bear witness together with. From sun and martureo; to testify jointly, i.e. Corroborate by evidence.

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

spirit
πνεύματι (pneumati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

we are
ἐσμὲν (esmen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

God’s
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

children.
τέκνα (tekna)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 5043: A child, descendent, inhabitant. From the base of timoria; a child.
(16) The Spirit itself beareth witness.--What is the nature of this concurrent testimony? It would seem to be something of this kind. The self-consciousness of the believer assures him of his sonship. The relation in which he feels that he stands to God he knows to be that of a son. But, besides this he is aware of an eternal objective cause for this feeling. That cause is the influence of the Holy Spirit.

This passage makes it clear that the Apostle, in spite of the strongly mystic tone of his language elsewhere, never confuses the human and the divine.

8:10-17 If the Spirit be in us, Christ is in us. He dwells in the heart by faith. Grace in the soul is its new nature; the soul is alive to God, and has begun its holy happiness which shall endure for ever. The righteousness of Christ imputed, secures the soul, the better part, from death. From hence we see how much it is our duty to walk, not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. If any habitually live according to corrupt lustings, they will certainly perish in their sins, whatever they profess. And what can a worldly life present, worthy for a moment to be put against this noble prize of our high calling? Let us then, by the Spirit, endeavour more and more to mortify the flesh. Regeneration by the Holy Spirit brings a new and Divine life to the soul, though in a feeble state. And the sons of God have the Spirit to work in them the disposition of children; they have not the spirit of bondage, which the Old Testament church was under, through the darkness of that dispensation. The Spirit of adoption was not then plentifully poured out. Also it refers to that spirit of bondage, under which many saints were at their conversion. Many speak peace to themselves, to whom God does not speak peace. But those who are sanctified, have God's Spirit witnessing with their spirits, in and by his speaking peace to the soul. Though we may now seem to be losers for Christ, we shall not, we cannot, be losers by him in the end.
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