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.
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.
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.
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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CommentaryClarke'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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
into the glorious.
December 18th. The misgiving which will creep sometimes over the brightest faith has already received its expression and its rebuke: "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?" Shall these "changes in the physical state of the environment" which threaten death to the natural man, destroy the spiritual? Shall death, or life, or angels, or principalities, or powers, arrest or tamper with his eternal correspondences? …
Henry Drummond—Beautiful Thoughts
October 12. "The Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus Hath Made Me Free" (Rom. viii. 2).
Fourth Sunday after Trinity Consolation in Suffering, and Patience.
Fourth Sunday after Trinity Redemption of the Creatures.
Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets.
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;
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.
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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