Romans 8:19

“For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Romans 8:19

For the earnest expectation of the creature, waiteth for the manifestation of the sonnes of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the earnest expectation of the creation waiteth for the revealing of the sons of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the strong desire of every living thing is waiting for the revelation of the sons of God.
- Basic English Bible

For the anxious looking out of the creature expects the revelation of the sons of God:
- Darby Bible

For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
- Webster's Bible

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

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

For the abidyng of creature abidith the schewyng of the sones of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

for the earnest looking out of the creation doth expect the revelation of the sons of God;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Romans 8:19

Wesley's Notes for Romans 8:19


8:19 For the earnest expectation - The word denotes a lively hope of something drawing near, and a vehement longing after it. Of the creation - Of all visible creatures, believers excepted, who are spoken of apart; each kind, according as it is capable. All these have been sufferers through sin; and to all these (the finally impenitent excepted) shall refreshment redound from the glory of the children of God. Upright heathens are by no means to be excluded from this earnest expectation: nay, perhaps something of it may at some times be found even in the vainest of men; who (although in the hurry of life they mistake vanity for liberty, and partly stifle. partly dissemble, their groans, yet) in their sober, quiet, sleepless, afflicted hours, pour forth many sighs in the ear of God.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 8:19


Ro 8:19 The earnest expectation of the creature. "Creature" is rendered "creation" in the Revised Version, and this rendering is approved by all the best critics. Chrysostom says, ``Paul personifies the world, just as the prophets do when they make the floods to clap their hands.'' The whole world is represented earnestly looking forward to the manifestation of the sons of God, to that day of future glory when the sons of God will have reached their high estate and be revealed as his children. It is a fine, poetic figure, a grand conception.

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