Romans 8:20
Parallel Verses
New International Version
For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope

New Living Translation
Against its will, all creation was subjected to God's curse. But with eager hope,

English Standard Version
For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope

Berean Study Bible
For the creation was subjected to futility, not by its own will, but because of the One who subjected it, in hope

Berean Literal Bible
For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of the One having subjected it, in hope

New American Standard Bible
For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope

King James Bible
For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the creation was subjected to futility--not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it--in the hope

International Standard Version
because the creation has become subject to futility, though not by anything it did. The one who subjected it did so in the certainty

NET Bible
For the creation was subjected to futility--not willingly but because of God who subjected it--in hope

New Heart English Bible
For the creation was subjected to vanity, not of its own will, but because of him who subjected it, in hope

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the creation has been subjected to futility, not by its choice, but because of him who subjected it upon hope.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Creation was subjected to frustration but not by its own choice. The one who subjected it to frustration did so in the hope

New American Standard 1977
For the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the creatures were subjected to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who has subjected them,

King James 2000 Bible
For the creation was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who has subjected the same in hope,

American King James Version
For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who has subjected the same in hope,

American Standard Version
For the creation was subjected to vanity, not of its own will, but by reason of him who subjected it, in hope

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him that made it subject, in hope:

Darby Bible Translation
for the creature has been made subject to vanity, not of its will, but by reason of him who has subjected [the same], in hope

English Revised Version
For the creation was subjected to vanity, not of its own will, but by reason of him who subjected it, in hope

Webster's Bible Translation
For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope:

Weymouth New Testament
For the Creation fell into subjection to failure and unreality (not of its own choice, but by the will of Him who so subjected it)

World English Bible
For the creation was subjected to vanity, not of its own will, but because of him who subjected it, in hope

Young's Literal Translation
for to vanity was the creation made subject -- not of its will, but because of Him who did subject it -- in hope,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:18-25 The sufferings of the saints strike no deeper than the things of time, last no longer than the present time, are light afflictions, and but for a moment. How vastly different are the sentence of the word and the sentiment of the world, concerning the sufferings of this present time! Indeed the whole creation seems to wait with earnest expectation for the period when the children of God shall be manifested in the glory prepared for them. There is an impurity, deformity, and infirmity, which has come upon the creature by the fall of man. There is an enmity of one creature to another. And they are used, or abused rather, by men as instruments of sin. Yet this deplorable state of the creation is in hope. God will deliver it from thus being held in bondage to man's depravity. The miseries of the human race, through their own and each other's wickedness, declare that the world is not always to continue as it is. Our having received the first-fruits of the Spirit, quickens our desires, encourages our hopes, and raises our expectations. Sin has been, and is, the guilty cause of all the suffering that exists in the creation of God. It has brought on the woes of earth; it has kindled the flames of hell. As to man, not a tear has been shed, not a groan has been uttered, not a pang has been felt, in body or mind, that has not come from sin. This is not all; sin is to be looked at as it affects the glory of God. Of this how fearfully regardless are the bulk of mankind! Believers have been brought into a state of safety; but their comfort consists rather in hope than in enjoyment. From this hope they cannot be turned by the vain expectation of finding satisfaction in the things of time and sense. We need patience, our way is rough and long; but He that shall come, will come, though he seems to tarry.
Study Bible
Future Glory
19The creation waits in eager expectation for the revelation of the sons of God. 20For the creation was subjected to futility, not by its own will, but because of the One who subjected it, in hope 21that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.…
Cross References
Genesis 3:17
Then to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat from it'; Cursed is the ground because of you; In toil you will eat of it All the days of your life.

Genesis 5:29
Now he called his name Noah, saying, "This one will give us rest from our work and from the toil of our hands arising from the ground which the LORD has cursed."

Psalm 39:5
"Behold, You have made my days as handbreadths, And my lifetime as nothing in Your sight; Surely every man at his best is a mere breath. Selah.

Ecclesiastes 1:2
"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher, "Vanity of vanities! All is vanity."

Romans 8:24
For in this hope we were saved; but hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he can already see?
Treasury of Scripture

For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who has subjected the same in hope,

the creature.

Romans 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together …

Genesis 3:17-19 And to Adam he said, Because you have listened to the voice of your …

Genesis 5:29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning …

Genesis 6:13 And God said to Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for …

Job 12:6-10 The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are …

Isaiah 24:5,6 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because …

Jeremiah 12:4,11 How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field wither, …

Jeremiah 14:5,6 Yes, the hind also calved in the field, and forsook it, because there …

Hosea 4:3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwells therein …

Joel 1:18 How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because …

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