For we know that the whole creation groans and
suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the
first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan
within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption
as sons, the redemption of our body.
For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is
seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already
sees? But if we hope for what we do not see,
with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.
In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness;
for we do not know how to pray as we should,
but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings
too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts
knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because
He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
And we know that God causes all things to work together
for good to those who love God, to those who are called
according to His purpose.