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 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

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.

Discussion for Romans 8

  • Steve morrow
    I ASK AND PRAY LORD JESUS FOR YOUR TEACHINGS --- REVELATION 22:19 AND IF ANY MAN SHALL TAKE AWAY FROM THE WORDS OF THE BOOK OF THIS PROPHECY --- GOD --- SHALL TAKE AWAY HIS PART ---OUT--- OF THE BOOK OF LIFE AND ---OUT--- OF THE HOLY CITY AND FROM THE THINGS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK
  • Jeff Berry
    Joseph Matthews: Thank you for your response... My complete response was some how cut short.
  • Ernest Eze
    Nothing can actually separate us from love of Christ,
    Christ show us love having died for us, is it suffering? He suffered for us, famine? He went through hunger, name it nothing can separate me from HIS love.
  • Bruce
    Karel:A believer is not at fault if a spouse leaves for another.( maybe?) Are you born again? Do You have a Church You go to? Are you well-versed in the Bible? There are many questions. The only advice I have is go talk to a Pastor in a Bible believing Church, One preaches on Heaven, Hell and Salvation. First You need to Know The Lord as Savior. If You do, That's Great!
  • Pastor Bob heasty
    Praise the Lord, God's amazing grace to always be sufficient in all our needs to encourage us with His unfailing presents, and we know that once saved, always saved, our Lord Jesus Christ shall keep us , He never loses a soul yet that has put their faith in Him, For who so ever confesses Christ as their saviour shall always be saved, and by faith begins to do the works of God, I encourage you all to be in a good Bible believing Church this Sunday to be encouraged and to grow in your faith
  • Steve morrow
    romans 8:39 nor height nor depth nor any --- other --- creature shall be able to separate us from the love of GOD which is in CHRIST JESUS our LORD HEBREWS 10:38 NOW THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH BUT IF ANY MAN DRAWBACK MY SOUL SHALL HAVE NO PLEASURE IN HIM 10:39 BUT WE ARE NOT OF THEM THAT WHO DRAW BACK INTO PERDITION BUT OF THEM THAT BELIEVE TO THE SAVING OF THE SOUL ROMANS 13:11 AND THAT KNOWING THE TIME THAT NOW IT IS HIGH TIME TO AWAKE OUT OF SLEEP FOR NOW IS OUR SALVATION --- NEARER --- THAN WHEN WE FIRST BELIEVED MATTHEW 24:13 BUT HE THAT SHALL ENDURE UNTO THE END THE SAME SHALL BE SAVED

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