For I consider that the sufferings of thispresenttime1are not worthy to be compared with the 2glory that is to be revealed to us.
For the 3anxiouslonging of the creationwaitseagerly for 4the revealing of the 5sons of God.
For the creation6was subjected to 7futility, not willingly, but 8because of Him who subjected it, ain hope21
that 9the creationitselfalso will be setfree from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
For we know that the wholecreation10groans and suffers the pains of childbirthtogetheruntilnow.
2311And not only this, but also we ourselves, having12the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves13groanwithinourselves, 14waitingeagerly for our adoption as sons, 15the redemption of our body.
For 16in hope we have been saved, but 17hope that is seen is not hope ; for whohopes for what he already sees ?
But 18if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we waiteagerly for it.
In the sameway the Spiritalsohelps our weakness ; for 19we do not knowhow to pray as we should, but 20the SpiritHimselfintercedes for us with groaningstoodeep for words ;
and 21He who searches the heartsknowswhat22the mind of the Spirit is, because He 23intercedes for the bsaintsaccording to the will of God.
And we know that cGodcauses24allthings to worktogether for good to those who loveGod, to those who are 25calledaccording to His purpose.
For thosewhom He 26foreknew, He also27predestined to become 28conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the 29firstbornamongmanybrethren ;
and thesewhom He 30predestined, He also31called ; and thesewhom He called, He also32justified ; and thesewhom He justified, He also33glorified.