Romans 8:24
New International Version
For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?

New Living Translation
We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don't need to hope for it.

English Standard Version
For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees?

Berean Study Bible
For in this hope we were saved; but hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he can already see?

Berean Literal Bible
For in this hope we were saved; but hope being seen is no hope; for does anyone hope for what he sees?

New American Standard Bible
For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees?

King James Bible
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

Christian Standard Bible
Now in this hope we were saved, but hope that is seen is not hope, because who hopes for what he sees?

Contemporary English Version
And this hope is what saves us. But if we already have what we hope for, there is no need to keep on hoping.

Good News Translation
For it was by hope that we were saved; but if we see what we hope for, then it is not really hope. For who of us hopes for something we see?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now in this hope we were saved, yet hope that is seen is not hope, because who hopes for what he sees?

International Standard Version
For we were saved with this hope in mind. Now a hope that can be observed is not really hope, for who hopes for what can be seen?

NET Bible
For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope, because who hopes for what he sees?

New Heart English Bible
For we were saved in hope, but hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for that which he sees?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because we live in that hope; but hope that is seen is not hope, for if we see hope, why do we look for it?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
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?

New American Standard 1977
For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one also hope for what he sees?

Jubilee Bible 2000
For in hope we are saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for what a man sees, he does not wait for.

King James 2000 Bible
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man sees, why does he yet hope for?

American King James Version
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man sees, why does he yet hope for?

American Standard Version
For in hope were we saved: but hope that is seen is not hope: for who hopeth for that which he seeth?

Douay-Rheims Bible
For we are saved by hope. But hope that is seen, is not hope. For what a man seeth, why doth he hope for?

Darby Bible Translation
For we have been saved in hope; but hope seen is not hope; for what any one sees, why does he also hope?

English Revised Version
For by hope were we saved: but hope that is seen is not hope: for who hopeth for that which he seeth?

Webster's Bible Translation
For we are saved by hope: But hope that is seen, is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

Weymouth New Testament
It is *in hope* that we have been saved. But an object of hope is such no longer when it is present to view; for when a man has a thing before his eyes, how can he be said to hope for it?

World English Bible
For we were saved in hope, but hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for that which he sees?

Young's Literal Translation
for in hope we were saved, and hope beheld is not hope; for what any one doth behold, why also doth he hope for it?
Study Bible
Future Glory
23Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24For in this hope we were saved; but hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he can already see? 25But if we hope for what we do not yet see, we wait for it patiently.…
Cross References
Romans 4:18
Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as he had been told, "So shall your offspring be."

Romans 8:20
For the creation was subjected to futility, not by its own will, but because of the One who subjected it, in hope

2 Corinthians 4:18
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight.

1 Thessalonians 5:8
But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and the helmet of our hope of salvation.

Titus 3:7
so that, having been justified by His grace, we would become heirs with the hope of eternal life.

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the assurance of what we hope for and the certainty of what we do not see.

Treasury of Scripture

For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man sees, why does he yet hope for?

saved.

Romans 5:2
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

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

Romans 15:4,13
For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope…

but hope.

2 Corinthians 4:18
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

2 Corinthians 5:7
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.







Lexicon
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

in this
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative 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.

hope
ἐλπίδι (elpidi)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1680: Hope, expectation, trust, confidence. From a primary elpo; expectation or confidence.

we were saved;
ἐσώθημεν (esōthēmen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4982: To save, heal, preserve, rescue. From a primary sos; to save, i.e. Deliver or protect.

but
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

hope
ἐλπὶς (elpis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1680: Hope, expectation, trust, confidence. From a primary elpo; expectation or confidence.

that is seen
βλεπομένη (blepomenē)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 991: (primarily physical), I look, see, perceive, discern. A primary verb; to look at.

is
ἔστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

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

hope [at all].
ἐλπίς (elpis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1680: Hope, expectation, trust, confidence. From a primary elpo; expectation or confidence.

[Who]
τις (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

hopes for
ἐλπίζει (elpizei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1679: To hope, hope for, expect, trust. From elpis; to expect or confide.

what
(ho)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

he can already see?
βλέπει (blepei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 991: (primarily physical), I look, see, perceive, discern. A primary verb; to look at.
(24) Why do I say that we "wait for the adoption?" Because hope in the future is of the very essence of the Christian's life. It was by hope that he was saved. Hope, at the time when he first believed, made him realise his salvation, though it is still in the future. This is, indeed, implied in the very nature of hope. Its proper object is that which is future and unseen.

By hope.--It is usually faith rather than hope that is represented as the means or instrument of salvation. Nor can it quite rightly be said that hope is an aspect of faith, because faith and hope are expressly distinguished and placed as co-ordinate with each other in 1Corinthians 13:13 : "and now abideth faith, hope, and charity, these three." Hope is rather a secondary cause of salvation, because it sets salvation vividly before the believer, and so makes him strive to obtain it.

It must not, however, be overlooked that the phrase translated "by hope," may be taken, rather to mean "with" or "in hope." It will then serve to limit the idea of salvation. We were saved, indeed, in an inchoate and imperfect manner, but our full salvation is still a subject for hope, and therefore it is not past but still in the future.

Verses 24, 25. - For by (or, in) hope we were saved; not are saved, as in the Authorized Version. The aorist ἐσώθημεν, like ἐλάβετε in ver. 15, points to the time of conversion. The dative ἐλπίδι, which has no preposition before it, seems here, to have a modal rather than medial sense; for faith, not hope, is that whereby we are ever said to be saved. The meaning is that when the state of salvation was entered upon, hope was an essential element in its appropriation. A condition, not of attainment, but of hope, is therefore the normal condition of the regenerate now; and so, after shortly pointing out the very meaning of hope, the apostle enforces his previous conclusion, that they must be content at present to wait with patience. But hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Now comes in a further thought, and a very interesting one. 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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