Romans 8:22-25 NIV

22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning1 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,2 groan3 inwardly as we wait eagerly4 for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.5

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      24 For in this hope we were saved.6 But hope that is seen is no hope at all.7 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.8

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