Romans 8:18-28 NIV

Present Suffering and Future Glory

18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

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19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.

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      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

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      21 thata the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.

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        • ‡ 8:21 - Or "subjected it in hope. " 21"For"
          22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.

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          23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.

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              24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?

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              25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

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              26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.

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                  27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.

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                      28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, whob have been called according to his purpose.

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                        • ˆ 8:28 - Or "that all things work together for good to those who love God, who" ; or "that in all things God works together with those who love him to bring about what is good—with those who"