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Romans 8:18-25 NRS

18 I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us.
19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God;
20 for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope
21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now;
23 and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.
24 For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen?

References for Romans 8:24

    • o 8:24 - Or [by]
    • p 8:24 - Other ancient authorities read [awaits]
      25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

      Study tools for Romans 8:18-25

      • a 8:2 - Or [spirit]
      • b 8:2 - Here the Greek word [you] is singular number; other ancient authorities read [me] or [us]
      • c 8:3 - Or [and as a sin offering]
      • d 8:4 - Or [spirit]
      • e 8:5 - Or [spirit]
      • f 8:5 - Or [spirit]
      • g 8:6 - Or [spirit]
      • h 8:9 - Or [spirit]
      • i 8:10 - Or [spirit]
      • j 8:11 - Other ancient authorities read [the Christ] or [Christ Jesus] or [Jesus Christ]
      • k 8:11 - Other ancient authorities read [on account of]
      • l 8:12 - Gk [brothers]
      • m 8:15 - Aramaic for [Father]
      • n 8:16 - Or +V15+W[a spirit of adoption, by which we cry, "Abba! Father!" +V16+WThe Spirit itself bears witness]
      • o 8:24 - Or [by]
      • p 8:24 - Other ancient authorities read [awaits]
      • q 8:26 - Other ancient authorities add [for us]
      • r 8:27 - Gk [the one]
      • s 8:27 - Gk [he] or [it]
      • t 8:27 - Gk [according to God]
      • u 8:28 - Other ancient authorities read [God makes all things work together for good], or [in all things God works for good]
      • v 8:29 - Gk [among many brothers]
      • w 8:34 - Or [Is it Christ Jesus . . . for us?]