22 For we know that the whole creation 1groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together * until now.
23 2And not only this, but also we ourselves, having 3the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves 4groan within ourselves, 5waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, 6the redemption of our body.
24 For 7in hope we have been saved, but 8hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees?
25 But 9if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.