New International Version
We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.
King James Bible
For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
Darby Bible Translation
For we know that the whole creation groans together and travails in pain together until now.
World English Bible
For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now.
Young's Literal Translation
for we have known that all the creation doth groan together, and doth travail in pain together till now.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The whole creation groaneth and travaileth - If it be inquired how the Gentile world groaned and travailed in pain; let them who explain this of the fabric of the material world, tell us how that groans and travails? They must needs own it to be a borrowed and allusive phrase: but in the sense above given, the very literal construction may be admitted.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the, etc. or, every creature.
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.
How long will the land lie parched and the grass in every field be withered? Because those who live in it are wicked, the animals and birds have perished. Moreover, the people are saying, "He will not see what happens to us."
It will be made a wasteland, parched and desolate before me; the whole land will be laid waste because there is no one who cares.
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