18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time n are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for o the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation p was subjected to futility, not willingly, but q because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that r 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 s the whole creation t has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have u the firstfruits of the Spirit, v groan inwardly as w we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, x the redemption of our bodies. 24 For y in this hope we were saved. Now z hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we a wait for it with patience.
26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For b we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but c the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And d he who searches hearts knows what is e the mind of the Spirit, because 1 the Spirit f intercedes for the saints g according to the will of God. 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together h for good, 2 for i those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he j foreknew he also k predestined l to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be m the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also n justified, and those whom he justified he also o glorified.English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.