3 The nature and certainty of glory is explained in the subsequent verses. 28:19 ) and answers to (twyrb) , "the creatures"; by which name the Jews often It is further argued, that every part of the context may be explained consistently with this view. of 49:10 ) , or, as some read it, "the expectation of the nor others, but then it is in some measure made known. bondage to corruption, for they are freed from the dominion of For the earnest expectation - ἀποκαραδοκία apokaradokiaThis word occurs only... John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible. order to gather them together; and indeed, this previous relation Romans 8:19-27 ERV Everything that God made is waiting with excitement for the time when he will show the world who his children are. some sense, to expect and wait for the manifestation of the Son According to this interpretation of κτίσις ktisis then, the general sense of the apostle may be thus given. No one knows, except Jesus, who the children of God are. Suffering, says Paul, can not be understood as separation from God, or condemnation, or accusation. Isn't it interesting that creation knows what lots of people don't... that God designed and created it. But the full manifestation of the sons of God will be in their glorification at Christ's second coming; when they shall be openly taken into God's family, and shall be owned by Christ in this relation, before angels and men; they will appear in themselves otherwise than now they do; they will be put into the possession of the inheritance they are adopted to, and will have that honour and dignity which belong to their character actually conferred on them; so that they shall appear, not only to themselves, but to all the world, to be what they are: now this, in the whole compass of it, the Gentiles might be said to be in earnest expectation of, and waiting for. openly taken into God's family, and shall be owned by Christ in Some by the creature understand the universe, all created beings glorification at Christ's second coming; when they shall be Answer: First, as many exegetes have noted, the sort of “knowing” Paul intends in this passage is not merely intellectual knowledge, but rather an intimate affection.… The passage is supposed to present a very bold and beautiful instance of the figure called prosopopoeia, by which things inanimate are invested with life and feeling, a figure which is indeed very common in Scripture, and which we need not be surprised to find in this place, amid so much that is grand and elevating; Joel 1:10, Joel 1:20; Jeremiah 12:4; Isaiah 24:4, Isaiah 24:7. salvation of many of them, this raised in them an earnest 3. # 8:15 The Greek word for adoption to sonship is a term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture; also in verse 23. that honour and dignity which belong to their character actually The verb used "denotes a firm conviction reached by rational thought", as elsewhere in Romans (e.g. That's the day when all will begin to be made right (1 John 3:2). Earnest expectation—A single word in the Greek, and a very striking one. themselves, but to all the world, to be what they are: now this, of God himself, the Messiah, who is called "the desire of all waiteth for the manifestation—"is waiting for the revelation". (The opinion which is perhaps most generally adopted of this difficult passage, is what explains κτίσις ktisis of the whole irrational creation. Romans 8:18-25 discusses the place suffering has in the lives of God's people. Just as sin and death came into the world through Adam to afflict all (5:12-14), so the free gift of grace came into the world through Christ to … Generally speaking, it signifies anything created. (i) Bareshit Rabba Parash. The word may signify either the creative act (as Romans 1:20), or the thing created (Mark 10:6; Mark 13:19; Mark 16:15; Colossians 1:23; Hebrews 4:13). this relation, before angels and men; they will appear in Close » Share Note Explain Ask Print It is maintained by those who adopt the view noticed above, that it cannot refer to angels, either elect or fallen, since the former have never been subject to the bondage of corruption, and the latter are not waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God; that it cannot allude to wicked people, for neither do they anxiously look out for this manifestation; that it can no more refer to saints or renewed people, since these are expressly distinguished as a separate class in Romans 8:23; and that, therefore, it must be understood of the whole manimate and irrational creation. There is hope in the heart of the subject world, that ὅτι hoti it shall be delivered from this bondage, and participate in the liberty of the children of God. "The It actually speaks of three groanings, the groaning of the creation, our own groaning, and the groaning of the Holy Spirit as He makes intercession for us according to the will of God. (5) in this state there is the hope of deliverance into glorious liberty; Romans 8:21. The earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the glory of the sons of God; Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. This may in a particular manner be applied to the Gentiles, and God's elect among them. 1:23 ) ; compared with ( Matthew Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. The freedom of believers from condemnation. Romans 8:19 (HCSB) They that are the sons of God, are his sons before by divine predestination, and through the covenant of grace; as such they were given to Christ; and under this character, and as standing in this relation, he assumed their nature, and died for them, in order to gather them together; and indeed, this previous relation is the ground and foundation of the Spirit of Christ being sent down into their hearts, to manifest their adoption to them; for before conversion, it is not manifested, neither to themselves nor others, but then it is in some measure made known. Romans 8:23 ) Paul's object is not to confirm the certainty of a future state, but to produce a strong impression of its glorious character. lv) , "of the creatures", is only for the earth; Lord let day, and for the ultimate glory, which all the sons of God, nations", ( Haggai 2:7 ) : for it whether Jews or Gentiles, shall enjoy together. is the ground and foundation of the Spirit of Christ being sent This may house of the sanctuary be built. 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. What does this verse really mean? To explain it as chiefly referring to the brutal or inanimate creation, is insufferable; since the … Somehow, at … And the meaning of the passage depends, in great measure, on the sense of this single word. God designed the curse on Adam to enhance man's chance to enter His Family! According to the plan of the Gospel, we are to be brought to glory after a course of patience exercised in a variety of trials, Romans 8:24, Romans 8:25. It all groans, and is in trial, as much as the Christian. 8:6). earnestly waiting, and wistly looking out for, is. children of God scattered abroad", in ( John 11:51 John 11:52 ) . The whole passage, with the expressions waiting, sighing, hoping, bondage, is poetical and prophetic. Romans 8:19, NASB: "For the eagerly awaiting creation waits for the revealing of the sons and daughters of God." Romans 8:19 Context. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. It is said that God spared not the angels that sinned, nor the old world, which was full of violence, nor Sodom and Gomorrah, whose wickedness was great, nor the Egyptians and their firstborn, refusing to let Israel go, nor the Israelites themselves, when they transgressed his laws, nor wicked men hardened in sin; all which is not to be wondered at; but that he … Question: Romans 8:29–30 says that everyone God foreknew he predestined. But this shall not continue. (21) Fourthly, he plainly teaches us that we will certainly be renewed from that confusion and horrible deformation of the whole world, which cannot be continual, as it was not this way at the beginning: but as it had a beginning by the sin of man, for whom it was made by the ordinance of God, so will it at length be restored with the elect. (larvy lv) , "of the (5.) To begin with I want you to know that Paul wrote this epistle (according to Romans 1:1) to the saints who were dwelling in Rome - those people who believed in the only true God and had placed their faith in … For the creation eagerly waits with anticipation for God's sons to be revealed. distinguished from them, ( Romans 8:23 ) , others animate and inanimate, which having suffered much by the sin of that they may be dismissed from their service; but what is said Romans 8:32. The classical student will recall the watchman in the opening of Aeschylus' "Agamemnon," awaiting the beacon which is to announce the capture of Troy. morn. The same word is used once again in the New Testament (Philippians 1:20). For the earnest expectation of the creature. According to this view, the apostle, having adverted to the glory that awaited the Christian, as a ground of joy and comfort under present sufferings, exalts our idea of it still higher by representing the external world as participating in, and waiting for it. distinction to the Jews; see ( Mark 16:15 ) ( Colossians doctrine, the everlasting Gospel, ( Isaiah 42:4 ) , and Take two or three instances, as follow, ``all the prayer (twyrbh God, it manifested them to be such: so that where it was formerly Therefore, on the basis of context, and in light of other teachings of scriptur… It is precisely for this reason Paul later moves on in Romans 8:26-39 and discusses God's great plan of salvation and His love for us. Romans 8:17-39 confronts the concept that suffering is a sign of God's displeasure. were not known, nor looked upon by the Jews, to be the children Romans 8:19 Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible. possession of the inheritance they are adopted to, and will have Romans 8:1-39. Romans 8:19, NLT: "For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are." Ἀπό from, implies abstraction, the attention turned from other objects. (18-25) Their assistance from the Spirit in prayer. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Creation is waiting, longing, for God's children to be revealed in glory (Romans 8:19). Romans 8 does not, however, speak only of the groaning of the creation. He that spared not his own Son. expectation of many, of multitudes of the sons of God being 'The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed' (Romans 8:19) So many people worship nature, but the Bible says that nature worships its creator. of the living God", ( Hosea 1:10 ) . Of the creature - The word here rendered "creature" κτίσις ktisis, occurs in the New Testament nineteen times, and is used in the following senses: the earnest expectation—(compare Php 1:20). "This interpretation is suitable to the design of the apostle. (6) this condition of things does not exist merely in regard to the Christian, but is the common condition of the world. Compare Psalm 19:2; Isaiah 11:6; Isaiah 14:8; Isaiah 55:12; Isaiah 65:17; Ezekiel 31:15; 37.; Habakkuk 2:11. A watching with the head erect or outstretched. Some by the creature understand the universe, all created beings animate and inanimate, which having suffered much by the sin of man, are introduced by a rhetorical figure, as waiting for deliverance and a restoration to their paradisiacal estate; but some part of the world is manifestly distinguished from them, ( Romans 8:23 ) , others think that angels are … in their writings call the Gentiles, to distinguish them from the EXEGESIS: ROMANS 8:1-11. Some by the creature... Geneva Study Bible. You deny both that God foreknows and predestines individual believers. Paul mentions “the sufferings of this present time” (8:18). There is a manifestation of the sons of God, at conversion. << Romans 7 | Romans 8 | Romans 9 >> 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. They may be said, in Yoma, fol. (26,27) Their interest in the love of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that [1] the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God. The phrase in hope, which stands in our version, at the end of the preceding verse, should be placed in the beginning of this, and be read in connection with Romans 8:19 being a parenthesis, thus: "the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God, in hope that the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption"; and so it is placed in some copies, and in … Israelites. when that was come among them, and became the power of God to the (4) this is not in accordance with the desire of his heart, "not willingly," but is the wise appointment of God; Romans 8:20. Who is the 'all creation' referred to in Romans 8:19 - 22? Romans 8:19. manifested among them, according to several prophecies of the Old elect among them. There is a manifestation of the sons of God, at conversion. From ἀπό away κάρα the head, δοκεῖν to watch. man, are introduced by a rhetorical figure, as waiting for some part of the world is manifestly distinguished from them, ( conferred on them; so that they shall appear, not only to and more fully at the appearance of Christ in the resurrection Manifestation.—Translate rather by the ordinary word, revelation, as in the last verse (“glory which shall be revealed”). In the original it is the same word that is rendered alternately "creature" and "creation.". Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. are here intended, who being burdened with indwelling sin, groan heavenly glory; but these cannot be said to be in a state of '', "all the prayer , "of the creatures", is only for the earth; Lord let the earth be fruitful, Lord let the earth prosper; all the prayer , "of the Israelites", is only for the house of the Lord, Lord let the house of the sanctuary be built. , others think that angels are here meant, who being obliged to This state of subjection to vanity is not willing, but by restraint. For the earnest expectation, &c. — “This and the following verses,” says Dr. Doddridge, “have been generally, and not without reason, accounted as difficult as any part of this epistle. o Personification of creation, 8:19-22. o Christians, 8:23-25 o The Holy Spirit, 8:26-27. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. for the time when all the children of God shall be brought in, (3.) people", or "nations be": they also waited for his law, his the manifestation of the sons of God; which is made first at their conversion, and afterwards openly and more fully at the appearance of Christ in the resurrection morn. in the whole compass of it, the Gentiles might be said to be in relation; see ( Isaiah 45:11 14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. themselves otherwise than now they do; they will be put into the Romans 8:19-22 resides in a section (8:18-30) bracketed by references to glory and explicating verse 18. (1-9) Their privileges as being the children of God. 3. This difficulty has perhaps been something increased, by rendering κτισις creation in one clause, and creature in another. This representation may seem strange and unusual, but "we know" certainly, adds the apostle, that it is so; that "the whole creation πᾶσα ἡ κτίσις pasa hē ktisis, groaneth and travaileth in pain throughout every part. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Greek Scripture. Romans 8:19King James Version (KJV) 19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. Almost all English translations assume the former meaning ("creation"), but notably the King James version (but not the New King James) assume the latter ("creature", or perhaps, as Roberts suggests, "man[kind]" - i.e. With this view of the general scope of the passage, we may examine the particular phrases. down into their hearts, to manifest their adoption to them; for To them is held out the hope of final rescue, and of an eternal inheritance beyond all these sufferings. was promised, that "to him should the gathering", ( Genesis Proud member Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. They were the sons of God before they were The object here will be to give what appears to the writer the true meaning, without attempting to controvert the opinions of critics. (10-17) Their hopeful prospects under tribulations. Romans 8:19-21 New King James Version (NKJV) 19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. Perhaps there is not a passage in the New Testament that has been deemed more difficult of interpretation than this Romans 8:19-23; and after all the labors bestowed on it by critics, still there is no explanation proposed which is perfectly satisfactory, or in which commentators concur. Creature.—Creation, the whole world of nature, animate and inanimate. Of course, whatever sense we may attach to it, must be continued throughout the whole passage, as we cannot suppose the apostle uses the same word in two different senses, in one place, without any intimation of the change. It is something that is part of this present age. Romans 8:19. creature" here, and "the whole creation", ( Romans 8:22 ) , must be Everything God made was allowed to become like something that cannot fulfill its purpose. 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. The Parusia, or Coming of Christ, is to be accompanied by an appearance of the redeemed in glorified form. All creation, except humanity. Even we, who are saints of God, and have been favored with the earnests of future bliss, feel the general oppression, and groan within ourselves, while we wait for the period of deliverance, in which the very body shall be ransomed from the grave and fashioned like unto Christ's glorious body.). deliverance and a restoration to their paradisiacal estate; but See on 1 Peter 2:13. subjected to vanity, attended with troubles, and liable to death, Romans 8:19 New King James Version 19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. The whole history of creation since Throughout Romans, the phrase “life and peace” is used to mean abundant life, so it is logical that “death” must refer to the opposite of life and peace, which would be a loss of enthusiasm, peace, and the feeling of connection to God (see commentary on Rom. This scope of the passage is to guide us in the interpretation. 86. before conversion, it is not manifested, neither to themselves Romans 8:19-22 The apostle says here that God pronounced the curse on the creation "in hope " of "the revealing of the sons of God," which would release it "from the bondage of corruption." Who are the sons of God mentioned in Romans 8:19 and how will they be revealed? 2. But to be spiritually minded — That is, to mind the things of the Spirit.. 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