Romans 8:15-21 NIV

15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.a And by him we cry, “Abba,b Father.”

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    • … 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.
    • † 8:15 - Aramaic for "father"
      16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

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      17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

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      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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        • 40 8:19 - S ver 14
          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 thatc 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"