16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
Himself — the Holy Spirit is a person
with our spirit — not “to our spirit.” A continuation of verse 15, “we cry Abba, Father.” This is our spirit, but it is produced in us by the Holy Spirit.
children — Greek word teknon from tikto, to beget, “born ones” — like the Scottish word “bairn.”
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