Romans 8:22

“For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For wee know that the whole creation groaneth, and trauaileth in paine together vntill now.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For we are conscious that all living things are weeping and sorrowing in pain together till now.
- Basic English Bible

For we know that the whole creation groans together and travails in pain together until now.
- Darby Bible

For we know that the whole creation groaneth, and travaileth in pain together until now:
- Webster's Bible

For we know that the whole of Creation is groaning together in the pains of childbirth until this hour.
- Weymouth Bible

For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now.
- World English Bible

And we witen, that ech creature sorewith, and trauelith with peyne til yit.
- Wycliffe Bible

for we have known that all the creation doth groan together, and doth travail in pain together till now.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 8:22


8:22 For the whole creation groaneth together - With joint groans, as it were with one voice. And travaileth - Literally, is in the pains of childbirth, to be delivered of the burden of the curse. Until now - To this very hour; and so on till the time of deliverance.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 8:22


Ro 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth, etc. The world is in travail, groaning for deliverance. That it is in travail is certain; there is unrest and crying for deliverance everywhere. It may not understand its trouble, nor even what it wants, but the meaning is that it is fallen, its wishes frustrated, and it is sighing for deliverance. These groans and sorrows are a prophecy of a time of deliverance when there shall be "new heavens, and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness" (2Pe 3:13).

Discussion for Romans 8

  • Alex
    God wants everybody not just Israel, Moses stood in the gap for Israel but Christ stands in the gaps for the whole world,If I be lifted up i will draw all all men unto me. SCRIPTURE SAYS EVEN THE ISLANDS OF THE SEAS SHALL BE CONVERTED UNTO ME,GOD IS NO RESPECTOR OF PERSONS GOD SO LOVED TH WORLD, Jesus said out of the hearts of man proceeds all manner of evil, HE STOOD IN THE GAP FOR HUMANITY GBU.
  • A disciple
    "The whole human race deserved destruction..." We hear this kind of preaching a lot; and I have to admit, I too have parroted this idea. But we should really pay attention to the meaning in so many of the Lord's parables, about lost sheep, lost sons, etc. and the love and tender mercy of God, and His view of a lost and sinning world! Neither do I condemn thee; go, and sin no more! Freely forgiven!
  • Erick
    Election:God determined who be saved Man doesn’t seek after Rom 3:11

    The whole human race deserved destruction; but for reasons not perfectly known to us, God determined to recover some by regeneration and the power of his grace. He predestinated, or before decreed, that they should be conformed to the image of his Son. In this life they are in part renewed, and walk in his steps.
  • Erick
    On Election: We need to understand God determined who would be saved not man

    The whole human race deserved destruction; but for reasons not perfectly known to us, God determined to recover some by regeneration and the power of his grace. He predestinated, or before decreed, that they should be conformed to the image of his Son. In this life they are in part renewed, and walk in his steps.
  • Susie Ridgley
    We must have the Spirit of Christ in order to please God. Jesus makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. The Lord has a masterful plan of salvation. The depth of God's knowledge is captivating and inspiring. Most of all, it shows his saving grace and the infinite love God has for mankind.
  • Jeff Berry
    B) While there are verses within this chapter that we all have memorized and like to quote often, it is important for those who have been deeply scarred by a sinful past to remember that each and every verse in this chapter is specifically addressing the redeemed spirit that is residing in a body that is yet to be redeemed! And there are no exceptions. This is true from verse 1 to verse 39!

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