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I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
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For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.
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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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that 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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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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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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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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But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
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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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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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And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
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For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
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And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
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