Romans 8:25
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New International Version
But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

New Living Translation
But if we look forward to something we don't yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.)

English Standard Version
But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

New American Standard Bible
But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.

King James Bible
But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with patience.

International Standard Version
But if we hope for what we do not yet observe, we eagerly wait for it with patience.

NET Bible
But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with endurance.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But if we hope for what is not seen, we wait patiently for it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But if we hope for what we don't see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But if we wait for that which we do not see, with patience we wait for it.

King James 2000 Bible
But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

American King James Version
But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

American Standard Version
But if we hope for that which we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if we hope for that which we see not, we wait for it with patience.

Darby Bible Translation
But if what we see not we hope, we expect in patience.

English Revised Version
But if we hope for that which we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if we hope for what we see not, then with patience we wait for it.

Weymouth New Testament
But if we hope for something which we do not see, then we eagerly and patiently wait for it.

World English Bible
But if we hope for that which we don't see, we wait for it with patience.

Young's Literal Translation
and if what we do not behold we hope for, through continuance we expect it.
Parallel Commentaries
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

But if we hope for that we see not,.... Whether it be the hour of death, or the second coming of Christ, or the resurrection of the dead, and eternal glory; all which are unseen by us, and to be hoped for:

then do we with patience wait for it; as that which is certain and real, as something valuable, which will be satisfying, and be received with the utmost joy. This supposes, that the persons who wait for it believe it, and their interest in it, at least hope they have one; that they have a valuable esteem and affection for it; that they are not in a state of perfection and happiness; and that they sit loose by the things of this world, and are ready to part with the one, and grasp the other: the manner of their waiting is "with patience"; a grace, of which God is the efficient, Christ is the exemplar, and the word the means; and which is of great use under afflictions from the hand of God, under the reproaches and persecutions of men, under desertions and want of answers in prayer, under the temptations of Satan, and in the expectation of the heavenly glory.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

25. But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it—that is, then, patient waiting for it is our fitting attitude.

Romans 8:25 Additional Commentaries
Context
Future Glory
24For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? 25But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it. 26In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words;…
Cross References
Luke 8:15
But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.

1 Thessalonians 1:3
We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Treasury of Scripture

But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

with patience.

Romans 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits …

Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and …

Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

Genesis 49:18 I have waited for your salvation, O LORD.

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your …

Psalm 37:7-9 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not yourself because …

Psalm 62:1,5,6 Truly my soul waits on God: from him comes my salvation…

Psalm 130:5-7 I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, and in his word do I hope…

Isaiah 25:9 And it shall be said in that day, See, this is our God; we have waited …

Isaiah 26:8 Yes, in the way of your judgments, O LORD, have we waited for you; …

Lamentations 3:25,26 The LORD is good to them that wait for him, to the soul that seeks him…

Luke 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good …

Luke 21:19 In your patience possess you your souls.

Colossians 1:11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, to …

1 Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, …

2 Thessalonians 3:5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the …

Hebrews 6:12,15 That you be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith …

Hebrews 10:36 For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will …

Hebrews 12:1-3 Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, …

James 1:3,4 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith works patience…

James 5:7-11 Be patient therefore, brothers, to the coming of the Lord. Behold, …

Revelation 1:9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and …

Revelation 13:10 He that leads into captivity shall go into captivity: he that kills …

Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments …

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