Romans 8:18
New International Version
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

New Living Translation
Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.

English Standard Version
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

Berean Study Bible
I consider that our present sufferings are not comparable to the glory that will be revealed in us.

Berean Literal Bible
For I reckon that the sufferings of the present time are not comparable to the coming glory to be revealed to us.

New American Standard Bible
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

King James Bible
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Christian Standard Bible
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us.

Contemporary English Version
I am sure what we are suffering now cannot compare with the glory that will be shown to us.

Good News Translation
I consider that what we suffer at this present time cannot be compared at all with the glory that is going to be revealed to us.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us.

International Standard Version
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed to us.

NET Bible
For I consider that our present sufferings cannot even be compared to the glory that will be revealed to us.

New Heart English Bible
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which will be revealed to us.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For I give counsel that the sufferings of this time are not comparable to the glory which is going to be revealed in us.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I consider our present sufferings insignificant compared to the glory that will soon be revealed to us.

New American Standard 1977
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I know with certainty that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the coming glory which shall be manifested in us.

King James 2000 Bible
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

American King James Version
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

American Standard Version
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us-ward.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I reckon that the sufferings of this time are not worthy to be compared with the glory to come, that shall be revealed in us.

Darby Bible Translation
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy [to be compared] with the coming glory to be revealed to us.

English Revised Version
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us-ward.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I reckon, that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Weymouth New Testament
Why, what we now suffer I count as nothing in comparison with the glory which is soon to be manifested in us.

World English Bible
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which will be revealed toward us.

Young's Literal Translation
For I reckon that the sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory about to be revealed in us;
Study Bible
Future Glory
17And if we are children, then we are heirs: heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ—if indeed we suffer with Him, so that we may also be glorified with Him. 18I consider that our present sufferings are not comparable to the glory that will be revealed in us. 19The creation waits in eager expectation for the revelation of the sons of God.…
Cross References
Romans 8:19
The creation waits in eager expectation for the revelation of the sons of God.

2 Corinthians 4:17
For our light and momentary affliction is producing for us an eternal glory that is far beyond comparison.

Colossians 3:4
When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

Titus 2:13
as we await the blessed hope and glorious appearance of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 1:5
who through faith are shielded by God's power for the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.

1 Peter 4:13
But rejoice that you share in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed at the revelation of His glory.

1 Peter 5:1
As a fellow elder, a witness of Christ's sufferings, and a partaker of the glory to be revealed, I appeal to the elders among you:

Treasury of Scripture

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

I reckon.

Matthew 5:11,12
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake…

Acts 20:24
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

2 Corinthians 4:17,18
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; …

the glory.

Colossians 3:4
When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

2 Thessalonians 1:7-12
And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, …

2 Thessalonians 2:14
Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.







Lexicon
I consider
Λογίζομαι (Logizomai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3049: To reckon, count, charge with; reason, decide, conclude; think, suppose.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

[our]
τὰ (ta)
Article - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

present
νῦν (nyn)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3568: A primary particle of present time; 'now'; also as noun or adjective present or immediate.

sufferings
παθήματα (pathēmata)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3804: From a presumed derivative of pathos; something undergone, i.e. Hardship or pain; subjectively, an emotion or influence.

[are] not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

comparable
ἄξια (axia)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 514: Worthy, worthy of, deserving, comparable, suitable. Probably from ago; deserving, comparable or suitable.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

glory
δόξαν (doxan)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1391: From the base of dokeo; glory, in a wide application.

that will be
μέλλουσαν (mellousan)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3195: A strengthened form of melo; to intend, i.e. Be about to be, do, or suffer something.

revealed
ἀποκαλυφθῆναι (apokalyphthēnai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Passive
Strong's Greek 601: To uncover, bring to light, reveal. From apo and kalupto; to take off the cover, i.e. Disclose.

in
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

us.
ἡμᾶς (hēmas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.
(18-25) The mention of "suffering" and of "glory" recalls the Apostle to a sense of his own position--what he had to go through, and what was the hope that he had to animate and encourage him. A vivid impression of the stormy life of the Apostle at this period is given by Acts 19:23-41; 2Corinthians 6:4-5; 2Corinthians 11:23-28. But he counted it as nothing (Philippians 3:8) as compared with his triumphant out-look into the future. Here, then, there follows a statement of the nature of the Christian's hope viewed, not only as it affects the individual, but also in its cosmical aspect.

(18) Revealed in us.--Upon us--i.e., reaching to us, and illumining and transfiguring us. The Coming of Christ is always thus conceived of as a visible manifestation of glory in those who take part in it.

Verses 18, 19. - For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us-ward. (So, as in the Revised Version, or upon us, as Tyndale and Cranmer, rather than in us, as in the Authorized Version. The expression is εἰς ἡμᾶς, and the idea is of Christ appearing in glory, and shedding his glory on us, cf. 1 John 3:2.) For the earnest expectation of the creature (or, creation) waiteth for the revelation of the sons of God. "Revelatur gloria: et tum revelantur etiam filii Dei" (Bengel). God's sons will be revealed as being such, and glorified (cf. 1 Corinthians 4:5; also 1 John 3:2). Ἠ κτίσις, in this verse and afterwards, has been variously understood. The word properly means actus creationis, and is so used in ch. 1:20; but usually in the New Testament denotes what has been created, as, in English, creation. Sometimes, where the context limits its application, it denotes mankind, as Mark 16:15 and Colossians 1:23; or it may be used for an individual creature (cf. Romans 8:39; Hebrews 4:13). Where there is nothing to limit its meaning, it must be understood of the whole visible creation, at any rate in the world of man. Thus in Mark 10:6; Mark 13:19; 2 Peter 3:4. And so here, except so far as the context limits it; for see especially πᾶση ἡ κτίσις in ver. 22. It is, indeed, apparently so limited to the part of creation of which we have cognizance at present; for see οἴδαμεν in ver. 22, which denotes a known fact. But is there any further limitation, as many commentators contend? Putting aside as untenable, in view of the whole context (see especially ver. 23), the view of those who understand the new spiritual creation of the regenerate to be meant, we may remark as follows:

(1) That ἡ κτίσις includes certainly all mankind, not excepting the regenerate. Καὶ ἡμεῖς αὐτοὶ in ver. 23 means that "we who have the firstfruits of the Spirit" are included, not that we are a class apart.

(2) The whole animal creation is included too. So general a term as πᾶσα ἡ κτίσις could not surely have been used if man only had been meant. And it is obviously true that the whole sentient creation, as well as man, has a share now in the general suffering. To the objection that the irrational creatures cannot be conceived as sharing in the "hope" and "earnest expectation" spoken of, it may be replied that, so far as it seems to be implied that they do, it may only be that the apostle, by a fine prosopopeia, conceives them as feeling even as the human mind feels concerning them. But, further, conscious hope and expectation does not seem, if the language of the passage be examined, to be distinctly attributed to them. All that is of necessity implied is that they share in the groaning from which we crave deliverance.

(3) Inanimate nature too may be included in the idea, it also seeming to share in the present mystery of evil, and falling short of our ideal of a terrestrial paradise. Tholuck appositely quotes Philo as saying that all nature ἀσθένειαν ἐνδέχεται καὶ κάμνει. It may be that St. Paul had in his mind what is said in Genesis of the cursing of the ground for man's sake, and of the thorns and thistles; and also the pictures found in the prophets of a renovated earth, in which the desert should rejoice and blossom as the rose. Calvin comments on the whole passage thus: "Omissa expesitionum varietate, hunc locum accipio, nullum esse elementum, nullamque mundi pattern, quae non, veluti praesontis miseriae agnitione tacta, in spem resurrectionis intenta sit." Again, "Spem creaturis quae sensu carent ideo tribuit, ut fideles oculos aperiant ad conspectum invisibilis vitae, quamvis adhuc sub deformi habitu lateat." 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.
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