New King James Version
From Suffering to Glory
18 For I consider that (A)the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19 For (B)the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For (C)the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; 21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of [a]corruption into the glorious (D)liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation (E)groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. 23 Not only that, but we also who have (F)the firstfruits of the Spirit, (G)even we ourselves groan (H)within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the (I)redemption of our body. 24 For we were saved in this hope, but (J)hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.
26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For (K)we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but (L)the Spirit Himself makes intercession [b]for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 Now (M)He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints (N)according to the will of God.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those (O)who are the called according to His purpose.Read full chapter