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that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.
King James Bible
Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
American Standard Version
that the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the liberty of the glory of the children of God.
Young's Literal Translation
that also the creation itself shall be set free from the servitude of the corruption to the liberty of the glory of the children of God;
Romans 8:21 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Because the creature - This and the preceding verse should be thus connected: in hope That (ὁτι) the creature itself also shall be delivered. The word φθορα denotes, very frequently, sinful corruption. So, 2 Peter 1:4 : Corruption through lust, της εν επιθυμια φθορας. 2 Corinthians 11:3 : Lest your minds should be corrupted. 1 Corinthians 15:33 : Evil communications corrupt good manners. The sense, therefore, of the apostle in this place seems to be: the Gentile world shall, in time, be delivered from the bondage of their sinful corruption, i.e. the bondage of their lusts and vile affections; and be brought into such a noble liberty as the sons of God enjoy.
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2 Peter 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness.
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Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waits for the manifestation of the sons of God.
Revelation 22:3-5 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him...
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Acts 3:21 Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets.
Romans 8:30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
1 Corinthians 15:42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable;
Hebrews 12:27 The words "once more" indicate the removing of what can be shaken--that is, created things--so that what cannot be shaken may remain.
2 Peter 3:13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.
Revelation 21:1 Then I saw "a new heaven and a new earth," for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.