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Romans 8:23 NIV

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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      • a 8:2 - The Greek is singular; some manuscripts "me"
      • b 8:3 - In contexts like this, the Greek word for "flesh" ("sarx" ) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit; also in verses 4-13.
      • c 8:3 - Or "flesh, for sin"
      • d 8:10 - Or "you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive"
      • e 8:11 - Some manuscripts "bodies through"
      • f 8:15 - The Greek word for "adoption to sonship" is a term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture; also in verse 23.
      • g 8:15 - Aramaic for "father"
      • h 8:21 - Or "subjected it in hope. " 21"For"
      • i 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"
      • j 8:36 - Psalm 44:22
      • k 8:38 - Or "nor heavenly rulers"