GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
Creation was subjected to frustration but not by its own choice. The one who subjected it to frustration did so in the 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,
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
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,
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LibraryAugust 6. "As Many as are Led by the Spirit of God they are the Sons of God" (Rom. viii. 14).
"As many as are led by the Spirit of God they are the sons of God" (Rom. viii. 14). The blessed Holy Spirit is our Guide, our Leader, and our Resting-place. There are times when He presses us forward into prayer, into service, into suffering, into new experiences, new duties, new claims of faith, and hope, and love, but there are times when He arrests us in our activity, and rests us under His overshadowing wing, and quiets us in the secret place of the Most High, teaching us some new lessons, breathing …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
September 27. "The Glorious Liberty of the Children of God" (Rom. viii. 21).
The Intercession of Christ
Then he said to the man, "You listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree, although I commanded you, 'You must never eat its fruit.' The ground is cursed because of you. Through hard work you will eat [food that comes] from it every day of your life.
He named him Noah [Relief], and said, "This child will bring us relief from the work and painful labor of our hands since the LORD has cursed the ground."
Indeed, you have made the length of my days [only] a few inches. My life span is nothing compared to yours. Certainly, everyone alive is like a whisper in the wind. [Selah]
"Absolutely pointless!" says the spokesman. "Absolutely pointless! Everything is pointless."
We were saved with this hope in mind. If we hope for something we already see, it's not really hope. Who hopes for what can be seen?
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