But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
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.
Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Then you will say on that day,
“I will give thanks to You, O Lord;
For although You were angry with me,
Your anger is turned away,
And You comfort me.
He will swallow up death for all time,
And the Lord God will wipe tears away from all faces,
And He will remove the reproach of His people from all the earth;
For the Lord has spoken.
“Arise, shine; for your light has come,
And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them?
For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God.
who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.
Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,
With the lyre and the sound of melody.