Romans 8:21
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New International Version
that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.

New Living Translation
the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God's children in glorious freedom from death and decay.

English Standard Version
that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.

New American Standard Bible
that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage of corruption into the glorious freedom of God's children.

International Standard Version
that the creation itself would also be set free from corrupting bondage in order to share the glorious freedom of God's children.

NET Bible
that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage of decay into the glorious freedom of God's children.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the creation shall also be freed from the bondage of destruction into the liberty of the glory of the sons of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
that it would also be set free from slavery to decay in order to share the glorious freedom that the children of God will have.

Jubilee Bible 2000
with the hope that the same creatures shall be delivered from the slavery of corruption into the glorious liberty of the sons of God.

King James 2000 Bible
Because the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

American King James Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because the creature also itself shall be delivered from the servitude of corruption, into the liberty of the glory of the children of God.

Darby Bible Translation
that the creature itself also shall be set free from the bondage of corruption into the liberty of the glory of the children of God.

English Revised 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption, into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

Weymouth New Testament
Yet there was always the hope that at last the Creation itself would also be set free from the thraldom of decay so as to enjoy the liberty that will attend the glory of the children of God.

World English Bible
that the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of decay 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;
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Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Because the creature itself also,.... The phrase in hope, which stands in our version, at the end of the preceding verse, should be placed in the beginning of this, and be read in connection with Romans 8:19 being a parenthesis, thus: "the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God, in hope that the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption"; and so it is placed in some copies, and in the Syriac version: that is, "the Gentiles" earnestly wait and expect a larger number of converts among them, in hopes that ere long the whole Gentile world will be freed from

the bondage of corruption, under which it at present groaned; by which is meant, the bondage they were in, not only to their sinful lusts, but to Satan the god of this world; and particularly to their idols, by which they corrupted themselves, and to which they were enslaved: they hope for a deliverance from hence,

into the glorious liberty of the children of God; which designs either the liberty of grace the children of God have here; and which consists in a freedom from the dominion of sin and Satan, from the law and bondage of it, in the free use of Gospel ordinances, in liberty of access to God, and a freedom from the fear of death, and a glorious liberty it is; or the liberty of glory the saints shall enjoy in the other world, which will lies in a freedom from the prison of the flesh, from the body of sin and death, from all sorrows and afflictions, from all reproaches and persecutions, from the temptations of Satan, from doubts, fears, and unbelief, and in the full vision of God through Christ, and in a free conversation with angels and saints.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

21. Because the creature itself also—"even the creation itself."

shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption—its bondage to the principle of decay.

into the glorious liberty—rather, "the liberty of the glory."

of the children of God—that is, the creation itself shall, in a glorious sense, be delivered into that freedom from debility and decay in which the children of God, when raised up in glory, shall expatiate: into this freedom from corruptibility the creation itself shall, in a glorious sense, be delivered (So Calvin, Beza, Bengel, Tholuck, Olshausen, De Wette, Meyer, Philippi, Hodge, Alford, &c.).

Romans 8:21 Additional Commentaries
Context
Future Glory
20For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope 21that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.…
Cross References
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.
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Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

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Revelation 22:3-5 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the …

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