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(2) he is waiting for his future glory; that is, desirous of obtaining the full development of the honors that await him as the child of God; Romans 8:19. Romans 8:19 (HCSB) '', "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. It is further argued, that every part of the context may be explained consistently with this view. He that spared not his own Son. This may in a particular manner be applied to the Gentiles, and God's elect among them. (5) in this state there is the hope of deliverance into glorious liberty; Romans 8:21. some sense, to expect and wait for the manifestation of the Son For to be carnally minded — That is, to mind the things of the flesh.. Is death — The sure mark of spiritual death, and the way to death everlasting.. All creation, except humanity. He therefore should not deem his condition as especially trying. under it, long for deliverance from it, and are waiting for the conferred on them; so that they shall appear, not only to deliverance and a restoration to their paradisiacal estate; but 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. elect among them. The whole history of creation since These All rights reserved. There is a manifestation of the sons of God, at conversion. people", or "nations be": they also waited for his law, his What does this verse really mean? bondage to corruption, for they are freed from the dominion of 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. and so groan under their present miseries for deliverance; but to down into their hearts, to manifest their adoption to them; for But to be spiritually minded — That is, to mind the things of the Spirit.. Is life — A sure mark of spiritual life, and the way to life everlasting. some part of the world is manifestly distinguished from them, ( 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. salvation of many of them, this raised in them an earnest Compare Psalm 19:2; Isaiah 11:6; Isaiah 14:8; Isaiah 55:12; Isaiah 65:17; Ezekiel 31:15; 37.; Habakkuk 2:11. 8:6). All mankind are under various pressures, longing for a better state, Romans 8:19-22. predestination, and through the covenant of grace; as such they of subjection to vanity, of the bondage of corruption, and of (larvy lv) , "of 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. Paul's object is not to confirm the certainty of a future state, but to produce a strong impression of its glorious character. Some by the creature... Geneva Study Bible. Testament, which largely speak of this matter; and they continue Ἀπό from, implies abstraction, the attention turned from other objects. (28-31) Their final triumph, through Christ. 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 … happy spirits: others suppose that men in general are designed, Paul mentions “the sufferings of this present time” (8:18). manifested among them, according to several prophecies of the Old The classical student will recall the watchman in the opening of Aeschylus' "Agamemnon," awaiting the beacon which is to announce the capture of Troy. 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. The whole irrational creation is interested in the future glory of the sons of God, and is anxiously waiting for it. Of the creature - τῆς κτίσεως tēs ktiseōs." God, it manifested them to be such: so that where it was formerly 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 … 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." earnestly waiting, and wistly looking out for, is. Romans 8:19, CSB: "For the creation eagerly waits with anticipation for God's sons to be revealed." They wait, therefore, for the full benefits of the adoption; the complete recovery even of the body from the effects of sin, and the toils and trials of this live; and thus they are sustained by hope, which is the argument which the apostle has in view; Romans 8:23-24. in their writings call the Gentiles, to distinguish them from the house of the sanctuary be built. Romans 8 does not, however, speak only of the groaning of the creation. "The of the living God", ( Hosea 1:10 ) . '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 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). Nothing could be better adapted to this object, than the grand and beautiful figure of the whole creation waiting and longing for the glorious revelation of the Son of God, and the consummation of his kingdom." openly taken into God's family, and shall be owned by Christ in in this relation, he assumed their nature, and died for them, in (5.) glorification at Christ's second coming; when they shall be For the earnest expectation - ἀποκαραδοκία apokaradokiaThis word occurs only... John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible. 11. This scope of the passage is to guide us in the interpretation. creature" here, and "the whole creation", ( Romans 8:22 ) , must be It is best of being by sin brought into a state of bondage and corruption, 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. Take two or three instances, as follow, ``all the prayer (twyrbh They were the sons of God before they were manifested as such; they are spoken of in prophecy as in that relation; see Isaiah 45:11; and seemed to be designed chiefly, if not altogether, by "the children of God scattered abroad", in John 11:51. Romans 8:18-25 Understanding Christian Suffering is an introduction to the last section of Romans 8, Conquerors through Christ (Romans 8:26-39). The interpretations vary: 1. Earnest expectation—A single word in the Greek, and a very striking one. Romans 8:19. ((h) Zohar in Exod. He was not referring to an especially difficult period in history, but to the entire present age. ) ; and seemed to be designed chiefly, if not altogether, by "the (1-9) Their privileges as being the children of God. The point of difference is the inclusion or exclusion of humanity. and more fully at the appearance of Christ in the resurrection sin, and are become the servants of righteousness. 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 … of The following are, I suppose, the leading points in the illustration. waiteth for the manifestation—"is waiting for the revelation". Suffering, says Paul, can not be understood as separation from God, or condemnation, or accusation. So this verse seems to refute your open view. (3.) "This interpretation is suitable to the design of the apostle. The particular kind of creation is determined by the context alone. animate and inanimate, which having suffered much by the sin of expectation of many, of multitudes of the sons of God being this relation, before angels and men; they will appear in The very creation, on account of the sin of man, has been subjected to the curse, and has become "vain" or useless in regard to the original design of it, having been made subservient to the evil purposes and passions of man. Waiteth for.—Another strong word, “waits with concentrated longing and expectancy.”. Many of the most eminent Christians are in the same distressed condition, Romans 8:23. # 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. Romans 8:19, NASB: "For the eagerly awaiting creation waits for the revealing of the sons and daughters of God." They may be said, in To explain it as chiefly referring to the brutal or inanimate creation, is insufferable; since the … In 5:12-21, Paul contrasted Adam and Christ. To what then does κτίσις ktisis refer? Bible > Romans > Romans 8 > Romans 8:19 Clarke's Romans 8:19 Bible Commentary For the earnest expectation of the creature - There is considerable difficulty in this and the four following verses: and the difficulty lies chiefly in the meaning of the word ἡ κτισις, which we translate the creature, and creation. The whole passage, with the expressions waiting, sighing, hoping, bondage, is poetical and prophetic. all by "the creature" to understand the Gentile world. Romans 8:19 Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible. when that was come among them, and became the power of God to the (18-25) Their assistance from the Spirit in prayer. I. In the context of Romans 8:19 it could be legitimately interpreted to mean either everything that God has created or man specifically. desire anything of a spiritual nature cannot be ascribed to men 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. Romans 8:18-25 discusses the place suffering has in the lives of God's people. 28:19 ) and answers to (twyrb) , "the creatures"; by which name the Jews often Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. o Personification of creation, 8:19-22. o Christians, 8:23-25 o The Holy Spirit, 8:26-27. "humanity"). 3. (6.) Israelites", is only for the house of the Lord, Lord let the of the sons of God—that is, "for the redemption of their bodies" from the grave (Ro 8:23), which will reveal their sonship, now hidden (compare Lu 20:36; Re 21:7). Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. 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. No one knows, except Jesus, who the children of God are. The second explanation is preferable, the non-rational creation viewed collectively, animate and inanimate. For the creation eagerly waits with anticipation for God's sons to be revealed. 3. which is made first at their conversion, and afterwards openly EXEGESIS: ROMANS 8:1-11. have been of opinion, that the new creature, or renewed persons, subjected to vanity, attended with troubles, and liable to death, For then the curse will be removed from the very ground, and the lower animals relieved from oppression and cruelty. day, and for the ultimate glory, which all the sons of God, 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 … the same; now the phrase (pasa minister to sinful men, are represented as groaning and longing He then provides detail in Romans 8:20-21, 'For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.' 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. of God himself, the Messiah, who is called "the desire of all 3 The nature and certainty of glory is explained in the subsequent verses. where the creatures and the Israelites are evidently distinguished from one another: again (h), "woe , "to the creatures", who know not, nor have they any regard for the service of their Creator; for it is a tradition, (says R. Isaac,) that "Bath Kol", or a voice, goes out every day from Mount Horeb, and says, woe , "to the creatures", because of the service of their Creator. doctrine, the everlasting Gospel, ( Isaiah 42:4 ) , and distinguished from them, ( Romans 8:23 ) , others (3) he is subjected to a state of trial and vanity, affording comparatively little comfort and much disquietude. 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. The whole world wants very much for that to happen. relation; see ( Isaiah 45:11 Romans 8:19King James Version (KJV) 19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. The object here will be to give what appears to the writer the true meaning, without attempting to controvert the opinions of critics. The freedom of believers from condemnation. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. that they may be dismissed from their service; but what is said fol. Romans 8:19, NLT: "For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are." Romans 8:17-39 confronts the concept that suffering is a sign of God's displeasure. The present veil over the sons of God. were not known, nor looked upon by the Jews, to be the children The main design of the passage is, to show the sustaining power of the gospel in the midst of trials, by the prospect of the future deliverance and inheritance of the sons of God. order to gather them together; and indeed, this previous relation It all groans, and is in trial, as much as the Christian. It is the common lot of all things here; Romans 8:22, But. Isn't it interesting that creation knows what lots of people don't... that God designed and created it. 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. Therefore, on the basis of context, and in light of other teachings of scriptur… 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 by the creature understand the universe, all created beings Romans 8:19-22 resides in a section (8:18-30) bracketed by references to glory and explicating verse 18. CONTRASTS AND REASSURANCE. Question: Romans 8:29–30 says that everyone God foreknew he predestined. may be rendered, signifies the nations of the world, in heavenly glory; but these cannot be said to be in a state of Who are the sons of God mentioned in Romans 8:19 and how will they be revealed? With this view of the general scope of the passage, we may examine the particular phrases. Hodge. themselves otherwise than now they do; they will be put into the Romans 8:19. Continuing on in Romans 8:19, 'For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. ' Everything God made was allowed to become like something that cannot fulfill its purpose. 13. fol. 3:28;6:11). Only in Paul and Hebrews 9:28. were given to Christ; and under this character, and as standing 1:23 ) ; compared with ( Matthew before conversion, it is not manifested, neither to themselves Creature.—Creation, the whole world of nature, animate and inanimate. 2. See on 1 Peter 2:13. And the meaning of the passage depends, in great measure, on the sense of this single word. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. children of God scattered abroad", in ( John 11:51 John 11:52 ) . for the time when all the children of God shall be brought in, Yoma, fol. (6) this condition of things does not exist merely in regard to the Christian, but is the common condition of the world. lv) , "of the creatures", is only for the earth; Lord let Here in the latter sense. In Romans 8:19-27 we see three groanings:. nations", ( Haggai 2:7 ) : for it Proud member Romans 8:19-21 King James Version (KJV). Creation is waiting, longing, for God's children to be revealed in glory (Romans 8:19). (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. (The opinion which is perhaps most generally adopted of this difficult passage, is what explains κτίσις ktisis of the whole irrational creation. ktisiv) , "the whole creation", or "every creature", as it Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 8:1-11. their groaning and travailing in pain, can never agree with such 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. (7) Christians only have the prospect of deliverance. 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. Manifestation.—Translate rather by the ordinary word, revelation, as in the last verse (“glory which shall be revealed”). Read Introduction to Romans 19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.. (1) the word "creature" refers to the renewed nature of the Christian, or to the Christian as renewed. Equivalent to all nature. Only here and Philippians 1:20. '', Now what "the creature", the Gentile world, is represented as From ἀπό away κάρα the head, δοκεῖν to watch. '', Now what "the creature", the Gentile world, is represented as earnestly waiting, and wistly looking out for, is. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. whether Jews or Gentiles, shall enjoy together. 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. manifested as such; they are spoken of in prophecy as in that This may 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. 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