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
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the creature.

Romans 8:22
We know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until the present time.

Genesis 3:17-19
And to Adam He said: "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree from which I commanded you not to eat, cursed is the ground because of you; through toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. . . .

Genesis 5:29
And he named him Noah, saying, "May this one comfort us in the labor and toil of our hands caused by the ground that the LORD has cursed."

Genesis 6:13
Then God said to Noah, "The end of all living creatures has come before Me, because through them the earth is full of violence. Now behold, I will destroy both them and the earth.

Job 12:6-10
The tents of robbers are safe, and those who provoke God are secure--those who carry their god in their hands. . . .

Isaiah 24:5, 6
The earth is defiled by its people; they have transgressed the laws; they have overstepped the decrees and broken the everlasting covenant. . . .

Jeremiah 12:4, 11
How long will the land mourn and the grass of every field be withered? Because of the evil of its residents, the animals and birds have been swept away, for the people have said, "He cannot see what our end will be." . . .

Jeremiah 14:5, 6
Even the doe in the field deserts her newborn fawn because there is no grass. . . .

Hosea 4:3
Therefore the land mourns, and all who dwell in it will waste away with the beasts of the field and the birds of the air; even the fish of the sea disappear.

Joel 1:18
How the cattle groan! The herds wander in confusion because they have no pasture. Even the flocks of sheep are suffering.

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in 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,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the creation was subjected to futility--not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it--in the hope

International Standard Version
because the creation has become subject to futility, though not by anything it did. The one who subjected it did so in the certainty

NET Bible
For the creation was subjected to futility--not willingly but because of God who subjected it--in hope

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the creation has been subjected to futility, not by its choice, but because of him who subjected it upon hope.
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