22Â We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23Â Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. 24Â For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? 25Â But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
26Â In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27Â And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for Godâ€™s people in accordance with the will of God.
28Â And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29Â For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30Â And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
More Than Conquerors
31Â What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32Â He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us allâ€”how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33Â Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34Â Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who diedâ€”more than that, who was raised to lifeâ€”is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35Â Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36Â As it is written:
â€œFor your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.â€
37Â No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38Â For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39Â neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.