Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit,1 groan2 inwardly as we wait eagerly3 for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.424
For in this hope we were saved.5 But hope that is seen is no hope at all.6 Who hopes for what he already has?
But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.726
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit8 himself intercedes for us9 with groans that words cannot express.
And he who searches our hearts10 knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes11 for the saints in accordance with God's will.
And we know that in all things God works for the good12 of those who love him,a whob have been called13 according to his purpose.1429
For those God foreknew15 he also predestined16 to be conformed to the likeness of his Son,17 that he might be the firstborn18 among many brothers.
And those he predestined,19 he also called;20 those he called, he also justified;21 those he justified, he also glorified.2231
What, then, shall we say in response to this?23 If God is for us,24 who can be against us?2532
He who did not spare his own Son,26 but gave him up for us all--how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
Who will bring any charge27 against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.