19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God(A) to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it,(B) in hope 21 that[a] the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay(C) and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.(D)

22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning(E) as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.

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  1. Romans 8:21 Or subjected it in hope. 21 For

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