Romans 8:16-26 NIV

16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit1 that we are God's children.2

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17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs3--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings4 in order that we may also share in his glory.5

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Future Glory

18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.6

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19 The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God7 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,8 in hope

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      21 thata the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay9 and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.10

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          22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning11 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,12 groan13 inwardly as we wait eagerly14 for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.15

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              24 For in this hope we were saved.16 But hope that is seen is no hope at all.17 Who hopes for what he already has?

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              25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.18

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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 Spirit19 himself intercedes for us20 with groans that words cannot express.

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