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19 For the creation waits with eager longing for (A)the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation (B)was subjected to futility, not willingly, but (C)because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that (D)the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that (E)the whole creation (F)has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have (G)the firstfruits of the Spirit, (H)groan inwardly as (I)we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, (J)the redemption of our bodies.Read full chapter
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