Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

For ye have not received the Spirit of servitude again for fear; but have received the Spirit of adoption as a son, in which we cry, Abba, Father.

New American Standard Bible

For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!”

King James Version

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Holman Bible

For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father!”

International Standard Version

For you have not received a spirit of slavery that leads you into fear again. Instead, you have received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba! Father!"

A Conservative Version

For ye did not receive a spirit of bondage again for fear, but ye received a spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

American Standard Version

For ye received not the spirit of bondage again unto fear; but ye received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Amplified

For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading again to fear [of God’s judgment], but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons [the Spirit producing sonship] by which we [joyfully] cry, “Abba! Father!”

An Understandable Version

For you did not receive the Holy Spirit, to enslave you again to fear, [Note: Some translators take "Holy Spirit" here to be "spirit," making the verse say "you did not receive the spirit of slavery"], but you received the Holy Spirit [who produces] sonship, so we can call out, "Abba", [which means] "Father."

Anderson New Testament

For you have not again received the spirit of bondage, that you may fear; but you have received the spirit of adoption, by which we cry, Abba, Father.

Bible in Basic English

For you did not get the spirit of servants again to put you in fear, but the spirit of sons was given to you, by which we say, Abba, Father.

Common New Testament

For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father."

Daniel Mace New Testament

for the spirit you have received is not servile to keep you still in fear; but it is the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry Abba, that is, father.

Darby Translation

For ye have not received a spirit of bondage again for fear, but ye have received a spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Godbey New Testament

For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again unto fear; but you received the Spirit of adoption, in which we cry; Father, Father.

Goodspeed New Testament

It is not a consciousness of servitude that has been imparted to you, to fill you with fear again, but the consciousness of adoption as sons, which makes us cry, "Abba!" that is, Father.

John Wesley New Testament

For ye have not received the Spirit of bondage again unto fear, but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

King James 2000

For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the Spirit of adoption, by which we cry, Abba, Father.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For you have not received a spirit of slavery [leading] to fear again, but you have received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, "Abba! Father!"

Modern King James verseion

For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption by which we cry, Abba, Father!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage to fear anymore, but ye have received the spirit of adoption whereby we cry, "Abba father."

Moffatt New Testament

You have received no slavish spirit that would make you relapse into fear; you have received the Spirit of sonship. And when we cry, "Abba! Father!",

Montgomery New Testament

For you have not received a spirit of slavery in order that you should once more be afraid; but you have received a spirit of adoption, in which we cry out, "My Father, my dear Father!"

NET Bible

For you did not receive the spirit of slavery leading again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, "Abba, Father."

New Heart English Bible

For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, "Abba. Father."

Noyes New Testament

For ye did not receive the spirit of bondage so as to be again in fear; but ye received the spirit of adopted children, whereby we cry, Abba, Father!

Sawyer New Testament

For you received not the spirit of servitude again to fear, but you received the spirit of adoption, by which we cry; Abba, Father.

The Emphasized Bible

For ye have not received a spirit of servitude, leading back into fear, but ye have received a spirit of sonship, whereby we are exclaiming - Abba! Oh Father!

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For ye have not received a spirit of bondage again unto fear; but ye have received a Spirit of adoption, by which we cry, Abba, Father.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For you did not receive the spirit of a slave, to fill you once more with fear, but the spirit of a son which leads us to cry 'Abba, Our Father.'

Webster

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, by which we cry, Abba, Father.

Weymouth New Testament

You have not for the second time acquired the consciousness of being--a consciousness which fills you with terror. But you have acquired a deep inward conviction of having been adopted as sons--a conviction which prompts us to cry aloud, "Abba! our Father!"

Williams New Testament

For you do not have a sense of servitude to fill you with dread again, but the consciousness of adopted sons by which we cry, "Abba," that is, "Father."

World English Bible

For you didn't receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!"

Worrell New Testament

For ye did not receive a spirit of bondage again unto fear; but ye received a spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, "Abba, Father."

Worsley New Testament

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Youngs Literal Translation

for ye did not receive a spirit of bondage again for fear, but ye did receive a spirit of adoption in which we cry, 'Abba -- Father.'

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

ye have
λαμβάνω 
lambano 
receive, take, have, catch, not tr,
Usage: 178

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

λαμβάνω 
lambano 
receive, take, have, catch, not tr,
Usage: 178

the spirit
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

of bondage
δουλεία 
Douleia 
Usage: 5

πάλιν 
Palin 
Usage: 120

to
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

φόβος 
Phobos 
Usage: 46

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

λαμβάνω 
lambano 
receive, take, have, catch, not tr,
Usage: 178

the Spirit
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

υἱοθεσία 
Huiothesia 
Usage: 5

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

we cry
κράζω 
Krazo 
Usage: 58

G5
Ἀββᾶ 
Abba 
Usage: 2

Devotionals

Devotionals about Romans 8:15

Devotionals containing Romans 8:15

Images Romans 8:15

Context Readings

Set Free From The Law Of Sin And Death

14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God. 15 For ye have not received the Spirit of servitude again for fear; but have received the Spirit of adoption as a son, in which we cry, Abba, Father. 16 The Spirit itself testifies with our spirit, that we are children of God:



Cross References

Hebrews 2:15

And deliver them, as many as by fear of death were always to live bound by slavery.

Mark 14:36

And he said, Abba, Father, all things possible to thee; turn away this cup from me: but not what I will, but what thou.

1 Corinthians 2:12

And we have not received the spirit of the world, but the spirit from God; that we might know things bestowed upon us as a gift by God.

2 Timothy 1:7

For God gave not to us the spirit of timidity; but of power, and love, and of soundness of mind.

Isaiah 56:5

And I gave to them in my house and in my walls a hand and a name good above sons and above daughters: an eternal name will I give to him which shall not be cut off.

1 John 4:18

Fear is not in love; but perfected love casts out fear: for fear has restraint. And he fearing has not been perfected in love.

Exodus 20:19

And they will say to Moses, Speak thou with us and we will hear: and God shall not speak with us lest we shall die.

Numbers 17:12

And the sons of Israel will speak to Moses, saying, Behold, we expired, we perished, we all perished.

Jeremiah 3:19

And I said, How shall I place thee among the sons, and I will give to thee a land of desire, an inheritance of glory of the armies of nations? And saying, Ye shall call to me, My father; and ye shall rot turn back from after me.

Luke 8:28

And having seen Jesus and cried out, he fell before him, and with a great voice said, What to me and thee, Jesus, Son of God most high? I implore thee, thou wouldst not torment me.

Luke 8:37

And all the multitude of the country round about, of the Gadarenes, asked him to depart from them; for they were held fast by great fear: and he having gone into the ship, returned.

Luke 11:2

And he said to them, When ye pray, say, Our Father he in the heavens, Holy be thy name. Let thy kingdom come. Let thy will be, as in heaven, also upon the earth.

Luke 22:42

Saying, Father, If thou art willing, turn aside this cup from me: but not my will, but thine, be done.

John 16:8

And having come, he will convict the world of sin, and of justice, and of judgment:

John 20:17

Jesus says to her, Touch me not; for I have not yet ascended to my Father: and go thou to my brethren, and say to them, I ascend to my Father, and your Father; to my God, and your God.

Acts 2:37

And having heard, they were pricked in heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the sent, What shall we do, men, brethren?

Acts 16:29

And having asked for a light, he rushed in, and being trembling, fell before Paul and Silas,

Romans 8:16

The Spirit itself testifies with our spirit, that we are children of God:

Romans 8:23

And not only, but also they having the first fruits of the Spirit, and we ourselves groan in ourselves, waiting for the adoption as a son, the redemption of our body.

Galatians 4:5-7

That he might redeem them under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

Ephesians 1:5

Having determined us beforehand for adoption as a son by Jesus Christ to him, according to benevolence of his will,

Ephesians 1:11-14

In whom also we were cast by lot, determined beforehand according to the purpose of him performing all things according to the counsel of his will:

Hebrews 12:18-24

For ye have not come to the mount being handled, and burned with fire, and to duskiness, and to darkness, and to a violent storm,

James 2:19

Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: and the evil spirits believe, and shudder.

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