18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time (A)are not worthy to be compared with the (B)glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the (C)eagerly awaiting creation waits for (D)the revealing of the (E)sons and daughters of God. 20 For the creation (F)was subjected to (G)futility, not willingly, but (H)because of Him who subjected it, [a]in hope 21 that (I)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 (J)groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. 23 (K)And not only that, but also we ourselves, having (L)the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves (M)groan within ourselves, (N)waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons and daughters, (O)the redemption of our body. 24 For (P)in hope we have been saved, but (Q)hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? 25 But (R)if we hope for what we do not see, through perseverance we wait eagerly for it.

Our Victory in Christ

26 Now in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for (S)we do not know what to pray for as we should, but (T)the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with [b]groanings too deep for words; 27 and (U)He who searches the hearts knows what (V)the mind of the Spirit is, because He (W)intercedes for the [c]saints according to the will of God.

28 And we know that [d]God [e]causes (X)all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are (Y)called according to His purpose. 29 For those whom He (Z)foreknew, He also (AA)predestined to become (AB)conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the (AC)firstborn among many brothers and sisters; 30 and these whom He (AD)predestined, He also (AE)called; and these whom He called, He also (AF)justified; and these whom He justified, He also (AG)glorified.

31 (AH)What then shall we say to these things? (AI)If God is for us, who is against us? 32 He who (AJ)did not spare His own Son, but (AK)delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? 33 Who will bring charges against (AL)God’s elect? (AM)God is the one who justifies; 34 who is the one who (AN)condemns? Christ Jesus is He who (AO)died, but rather, was [f](AP)raised, who is (AQ)at the right hand of God, who also (AR)intercedes for us. 35 Who will separate us from (AS)the love of [g]Christ? Will (AT)tribulation, or trouble, or (AU)persecution, or (AV)famine, or (AW)nakedness, or (AX)danger, or sword? 36 Just as it is written:

(AY)For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We were regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”

37 But in all these things we overwhelmingly (AZ)conquer through (BA)Him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither (BB)death, nor life, nor (BC)angels, nor principalities, nor (BD)things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from (BE)the love of God that is (BF)in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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  1. Romans 8:20 Or in hope; because the creation
  2. Romans 8:26 Lit wordless groanings
  3. Romans 8:27 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  4. Romans 8:28 One early ms He; i.e., God
  5. Romans 8:28 Or in all things works together with those...for good
  6. Romans 8:34 One early ms raised from the dead
  7. Romans 8:35 Two early mss God

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