For we know that s the whole creation t has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.
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.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
And he said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.
How long will the land mourn and the grass of every field wither? For the evil of those who dwell in it the beasts and the birds are swept away, because they said, "He will not see our latter end.
They have made it a desolation; desolate, it mourns to me. The whole land is made desolate, but no man lays it to heart.
2 Corinthians 5:5
He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.
Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
2 Corinthians 5:2
For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling.
2 Corinthians 5:4
For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened - not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.
But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
It will be said on that day, "Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord ; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness.
Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?
Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.