20 For the creation (A)was subjected to (B)futility, not willingly, but (C)because of Him who subjected it, [a]in hope 21 that (D)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 (E)groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. 23 (F)And not only that, but also we ourselves, having (G)the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves (H)groan within ourselves, (I)waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons and daughters, (J)the redemption of our body. 24 For (K)in hope we have been saved, but (L)hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? 25 But (M)if we hope for what we do not see, through perseverance we wait eagerly for it.

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Footnotes

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