A. Heirs of Glory
14 For as many as are 1led by the 2Spirit of God, these are 3asons of God.
15 For you have not received a spirit of slavery bringing you into fear again, but you have received a 1aspirit of sonship in which we bcry, 2Abba, Father!
16 The Spirit Himself awitnesses 1with 2our bspirit that 3we are cchildren of God.
17 And if children, aheirs also; on the one hand, heirs of God; on the other, joint heirs with Christ, 1if indeed we bsuffer with Him that we may also be cglorified with Him.
18 For I 1consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the coming aglory to be revealed 2upon us.
19 For the 1anxious watching of the creation eagerly awaits the 2revelation of the sons of God.
20 For the creation was made subject to avanity, not of its own will, but because of Him who subjected it,
21 In hope that the creation itself will also be 1freed from the slavery of corruption into the freedom of the aglory of the children of God.
22 For we know that the whole creation groans together and travails in pain together until now.
23 And not only so, but we ourselves also, who have 1the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves 2groan in ourselves, eagerly awaiting 3asonship, the bredemption of our body.
24 For we were saved in hope. But a ahope that is seen is not hope, for who hopes for what he sees?
25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly await it through endurance.
26 Moreover, 1in like manner the Spirit also joins in to help us in our 2weakness, for we do not know for what we should pray as is fitting, but the Spirit Himself aintercedes for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
27 But He who searches the hearts knows what the 1mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints 2according to God.