Who is the 'all creation' referred to in Romans 8:19 - 22?

Does this refer to animals, plant life, trees and creatures of the sea?

Romans 8:19

ESV - 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.

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Mini Faith Cross Pastor/Line Supervisor at a car parts factory
The phrase 'all of creation' does mean exactly that; all of creation. Just as everything that was made was subject to death after Adam's fall in the garden of Eden, and all elements of earth has been tainted by man's sins, (vs. 20), so will earthly matter receive freedom when Christ returns to restore all things unto Himself. (vs 23)

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