Romans 8:18-25 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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18 Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will give us later. 18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
19 For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. 19 The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed.
20 Against its will, everything on earth was subjected to God's curse. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope
21 All creation anticipates the day when it will join God's children in glorious freedom from death and decay. 21 that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.
22 For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.
23 And even we Christians, although we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, also groan to be released from pain and suffering. We, too, wait anxiously for that day when God will give us our full rights as his children, including the new bodies he has promised us. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.
24 Now that we are saved, we eagerly look forward to this freedom. For if you already have something, you don't need to hope for it. 24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has?
25 But if we look forward to something we don't have yet, we must wait patiently and confidently. 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.