Bible: Rom 8:20-23

8:20 For the creation was subjected to futility – not willingly but because of God 1  who subjected it – in hope 8:21 that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage of decay into the glorious freedom of God’s children. 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers together until now. 8:23 Not only this, but we ourselves also, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, 2  groan inwardly as we eagerly await our adoption, 3  the redemption of our bodies. 4 
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