Romans 8:19
New International Version
For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.

New Living Translation
For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are.

English Standard Version
For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.

Berean Study Bible
The creation waits in eager expectation for the revelation of the sons of God.

Berean Literal Bible
For the earnest expectation of the creation awaits the revelation of the sons of God.

King James Bible
For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

New King James Version
For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.

New American Standard Bible
For the eagerly awaiting creation waits for the revealing of the sons and daughters of God.

NASB 1995
For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God.

NASB 1977
For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God.

Amplified Bible
For [even the whole] creation [all nature] waits eagerly for the children of God to be revealed.

Christian Standard Bible
For the creation eagerly waits with anticipation for God’s sons to be revealed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the creation eagerly waits with anticipation for God’s sons to be revealed.

American Standard Version
For the earnest expectation of the creation waiteth for the revealing of the sons of God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the whole creation hopes for and expects the revelation of the sons of God.

Contemporary English Version
In fact, all creation is eagerly waiting for God to show who his children are.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the expectation of the creature waiteth for the revelation of the sons of God.

English Revised Version
For the earnest expectation of the creation waiteth for the revealing of the sons of God.

Good News Translation
All of creation waits with eager longing for God to reveal his children.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal who his children are.

International Standard Version
For the creation is eagerly awaiting the revelation of God's children,

Literal Standard Version
for the earnest looking out of the creation expects the revelation of the sons of God;

NET Bible
For the creation eagerly waits for the revelation of the sons of God.

New Heart English Bible
For the creation waits with eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.

Weymouth New Testament
For all creation, gazing eagerly as if with outstretched neck, is waiting and longing to see the manifestation of the sons of God.

World English Bible
For the creation waits with eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.

Young's Literal Translation
for the earnest looking out of the creation doth expect the revelation of the sons of God;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Future Glory
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. 20For the creation was subjected to futility, not by its own will, but because of the One who subjected it, in hope…

Cross References
Hosea 1:10
Yet the number of the Israelites will be like the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured or counted. And it will happen that in the very place where it was said to them, 'You are not My people,' they will be called 'sons of the living God.'

Matthew 5:9
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.

John 1:12
But to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God--

Romans 8:14
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

Romans 8:16
The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.

Romans 8:18
I consider that our present sufferings are not comparable to the glory that will be revealed in us.

Romans 8:23
Not only that, 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.


Treasury of Scripture

For the earnest expectation of the creature waits for the manifestation of the sons of God.

the earnest.

Romans 8:23
And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

Philippians 1:20
According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.

expectation.

Isaiah 65:17
For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

Acts 3:21
Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

2 Peter 3:11-13
Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, …

the manifestation.

Malachi 3:17,18
And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him…

Matthew 25:31-46
When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: …

1 John 3:2
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.









(19) Nor is ours a merely isolated hope; we have our place--

"Mid onward sloping motions infinite,

Making for one sure goal."

The whole creation is looking earnestly and intently for the same manifestation of glory as ourselves.

Earnest expectation--A single word in the Greek, and a very striking one. It means, literally, a straining forward with outstretched head, just as we might imagine the crowds outside a race-course straining over the ropes to catch a sight of the runners; an eager, intent expectation. The same word is used once again in the New Testament (Philippians 1:20).

Creature.--Creation, the whole world of nature, animate and inanimate.

Waiteth for.--Another strong word, "waits with concentrated longing and expectancy."

Manifestation.--Translate rather by the ordinary word, revelation, as in the last verse ("glory which shall be revealed"). The Parusia, or Coming of Christ, is to be accompanied by an appearance of the redeemed in glorified form.



Parallel Commentaries ...


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

creation
κτίσεως (ktiseōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 2937: From ktizo; original formation.

waits
ἀπεκδέχεται (apekdechetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 553: To expect eagerly, wait for eagerly, look for. From apo and ekdechomai; to expect fully.

in eager expectation
ἀποκαραδοκία (apokaradokia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 603: Eager expectation. From a comparative of apo and a compound of kara and dokeo; intense anticipation.

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

revelation
ἀποκάλυψιν (apokalypsin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 602: An unveiling, uncovering, revealing, revelation. From apokalupto; disclosure.

of the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sons
υἱῶν (huiōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

of God.
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.


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