For the anxious a looking out of the creature expects the revelation of the sons of God:
for the creature has been made subject to vanity, not of its will, but by reason of him who has subjected [the same], in hope
that the creature itself also shall be set free from the bondage of corruption into the liberty of the glory b of the children of God.
For we know that the whole creation c groans together and travails in pain together until now.
And not only [that], but even *we* ourselves, who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, we also ourselves groan d in ourselves, awaiting adoption, e [that is] the redemption of our body.
For we have been saved in hope; but hope seen is not hope; for what any one sees, why does he also hope?
But if what we see not we hope, we expect in patience.
And in like manner the Spirit joins also its help f to our weakness; g for we do not know what we should pray for as is fitting, but the Spirit itself makes intercession with groanings which cannot be uttered.
But he who searches the hearts knows what [is] the mind of the Spirit, because he intercedes for saints according to God.
But we *do* h know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to purpose.
Because whom he has foreknown, he has also predestinated [to be] conformed to the image of his Son, so that he should be i [the] firstborn among many brethren.