16 The Spirit Himself (A)testifies with our spirit that we are (B)children of God, 17 and if children, (C)heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, (D)if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.

18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time (E)are not worthy to be compared with the (F)glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the (G)eagerly awaiting creation waits for (H)the revealing of the (I)sons and daughters of God. 20 For the creation (J)was subjected to (K)futility, not willingly, but (L)because of Him who subjected it, [a]in hope 21 that (M)the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation (N)groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. 23 (O)And not only that, but also we ourselves, having (P)the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves (Q)groan within ourselves, (R)waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons and daughters, (S)the redemption of our body.

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  1. Romans 8:20 Or in hope; because the creation

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