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, 1 groan inwardly as we eagerly await our adoption, 2 the redemption of our bodies. 3 8:24 For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope, because who hopes for what he sees? 8:25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with endurance. 4
8:26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how we should pray, 5 but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with inexpressible groanings. 8:27 And he 6 who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit 7 intercedes on behalf of the saints according to God’s will.