Romans 8:18-39 NIV

Future Glory

18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.1

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19 The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God2 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,3 in hope

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      21 thata the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay4 and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.5

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        • i 8:21 - ,21 Or "subjected it in hope. 21 For"
          22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning6 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,7 groan8 inwardly as we wait eagerly9 for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.10

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              24 For in this hope we were saved.11 But hope that is seen is no hope at all.12 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.13

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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 Spirit14 himself intercedes for us15 with groans that words cannot express.

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                  27 And he who searches our hearts16 knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes17 for the saints in accordance with God's will.

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                      More Than Conquerors

                      28 And we know that in all things God works for the good18 of those who love him,b whoc have been called19 according to his purpose.20

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                        • j 8:28 - Some manuscripts "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God"
                        • k 8:28 - Or "works together with those who love him to bring about what is good--with those who"
                          29 For those God foreknew21 he also predestined22 to be conformed to the likeness of his Son,23 that he might be the firstborn24 among many brothers.

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                          30 And those he predestined,25 he also called;26 those he called, he also justified;27 those he justified, he also glorified.28

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                              31 What, then, shall we say in response to this?29 If God is for us,30 who can be against us?31

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                              32 He who did not spare his own Son,32 but gave him up for us all--how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?

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                              33 Who will bring any charge33 against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.

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                              34 Who is he that condemns?34 Christ Jesus, who died35--more than that, who was raised to life36--is at the right hand of God37 and is also interceding for us.38

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                                  35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?39 Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?40

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                                  36 As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."d41

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                                  37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors42 through him who loved us.43

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                                  38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,e neither the present nor the future,44 nor any powers,45

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                                    • m 8:38 - Or "nor heavenly rulers"
                                      39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God46 that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.47

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