For we know that the wholecreation1groans and suffers the pains of childbirthtogetheruntilnow.
232And not only this, but also we ourselves, having3the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves4groanwithinourselves, 5waitingeagerly for our adoption as sons, 6the redemption of our body.
For 7in hope we have been saved, but 8hope that is seen is not hope ; for whohopes for what he already sees ?
But 9if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we waiteagerly for it.
In the sameway the Spiritalsohelps our weakness ; for 10we do not knowhow to pray as we should, but 11the SpiritHimselfintercedes for us with groaningstoodeep for words ;
and 12He who searches the heartsknowswhat13the mind of the Spirit is, because He 14intercedes for the asaintsaccording to the will of God.
And we know that bGodcauses15allthings to worktogether for good to those who loveGod, to those who are 16calledaccording to His purpose.
For thosewhom He 17foreknew, He also18predestined to become 19conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the 20firstbornamongmanybrethren ;