Romans 8:16
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English Standard Version
The Spirit himself bears witness 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:

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.

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;

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Vincent's Word Studies

Beareth witness with our spirit (συμμαρτυρεῖ τῶ πνεύματι ἡμῶν)

This rendering assumes the concurrent testimony of the human spirit with that of the divine Spirit. Others, however, prefer to render to our spirit, urging that the human spirit can give no testimony until acted upon by the Spirit of God.

Children (τέκνα)

See on John 1:12.

Romans 8:16 Parallel Commentaries

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Spirit.

Romans 8:23,26 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves...

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

2 Corinthians 5:5 Now he that has worked us for the selfsame thing is God, who also has given to us the earnest of the Spirit.

Ephesians 1:13 In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that you believed...

Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed to the day of redemption.

1 John 4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he has given us of his 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...

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 believes on the Son of God has the witness in himself: he that believes not God has made him a liar...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 14:1
"You are the sons of the LORD your God. You shall not cut yourselves or make any baldness on your foreheads for the dead.

Hosea 1:10
Yet the number of the children of Israel shall 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," it shall be said to them, "Children of the living God."

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

Luke 20:36
for they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.

John 1:12
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

Acts 5:32
And we are witnesses to 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.

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