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- Category: Bible Questions and Answers about the Holy Spirit
- Published on Tuesday, 17 November 2009 15:11
The Spirit is twice referred to as "itself" in Romans 8:16 and 26. Greek students tell us that the pronoun in the original is neuter in strict grammatical agreement with the word "Pneuma" (Spirit), a neuter word. Since the Spirit is a person in the Godhead, other translations read, "Himself."
Our Lord Jesus used the masculine pronoun "He" with the neuter "Spirit" in John 14:16, 17; John 15:26; John 16:7,8,13. Using this "phenomenon of grammar," as another has called this exceptional use of the masculine pronoun, He shows that the Spirit is a person.