Romans 8:19-23 The Passion Translation (TPT)
19 The entire universe is standing on tiptoe,[a] yearning to see the unveiling of God’s glorious[b] sons and daughters! 20 For against its will the universe itself has had to endure the empty futility[c] resulting from the consequences of human sin. But now, with eager expectation, 21 all creation longs for freedom from its slavery to decay and to experience with us the wonderful freedom coming to God’s children. 22 To this day we are aware of the universal agony and groaning of creation, as if it were in the contractions of labor for childbirth. 23 And it’s not just creation. We who have already experienced the firstfruits of the Spirit[d] also inwardly groan as we passionately long to experience our full status as God’s sons and daughters—including our physical bodies being transformed.