Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope

King James Version

For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

Holman Bible

For the creation was subjected to futility—not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it—in the hope

International Standard Version

because the creation has become subject to futility, though not by anything it did. The one who subjected it did so in the certainty

A Conservative Version

For the creation was made subject to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it in hope.

American Standard Version

For the creation was subjected to vanity, not of its own will, but by reason of him who subjected it, in hope

Amplified

For the creation was subjected to frustration and futility, not willingly [because of some intentional fault on its part], but by the will of Him who subjected it, in hope

An Understandable Version

But God subjected the created world to aimless frustration [i.e., after the fall. See Gen. 3:17-18] --- it did not happen by its own choice. Yet there was hope

Anderson New Testament

For the creature was subject to frailty, (not by its own will, but for his sake who subjected it,)

Bible in Basic English

For every living thing was put under the power of change, not by its desire, but by him who made it so, in hope

Common New Testament

For the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will, but by the will of him who subjected it in hope;

Daniel Mace New Testament

who were not, by their own choice, expos'd to this uncertain state, but by virtue of him, who subjected them thereto:

Darby Translation

for the creature has been made subject to vanity, not of its will, but by reason of him who has subjected the same, in hope

Godbey New Testament

For the creature has been subordinated to mortality, not willingly, but through Him who subordinated it;

Goodspeed New Testament

For it was not the fault of creation that it was frustrated; it was by the will of him who condemned it to that, and in the hope

John Wesley New Testament

For the creation was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by him who subjected it,

Julia Smith Translation

For the creation was subject to vanity, not voluntarily, but by him having subjected in hope,

King James 2000

For the creation was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who has subjected the same in hope,

Lexham Expanded Bible

For the creation has been subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of the one who subjected [it], in hope

Modern King James verseion

For the creation was not willingly subjected to vanity, but because of Him who subjected it on hope

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

because the creatures are subdued to vanity against their will: but for his will which subdueth them in hope.

Moffatt New Testament

For creation was not rendered futile by its own choice, but by the will of Him who thus made it subject,

Montgomery New Testament

For nature was subjected to imperfection, not by its own will, but by the will of Him who thus made it subject??21 yet not without the hope that some day nature itself also will be freed from the thralldom of decay, into the freedom which belongs to the glory of the children of God.

NET Bible

For the creation was subjected to futility -- not willingly but because of God who subjected it -- in hope

New Heart English Bible

For the creation was subjected to vanity, not of its own will, but because of him who subjected it, in hope

Noyes New Testament

For the creation was brought into subjection to vanity not of its own will, but by reason of him who put it into subjection,

Sawyer New Testament

For the creation was subjected to a perishable condition, not willingly, but by him that subjected it, in hope

The Emphasized Bible

For, unto vanity, hath creation been made subject - not by choice, but by reason of him that made it subject, in hope

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For the creation was made subject to vanity, not voluntarily, but by him who made it subject,

Twentieth Century New Testament

For Nature was made subject to imperfection-not by its own choice, but owing to him who made it so--

Webster

For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope:

Weymouth New Testament

For the Creation fell into subjection to failure and unreality (not of its own choice, but by the will of Him who so subjected it)

Williams New Testament

For nature did not of its own accord give up to failure; it was for the sake of Him who let it thus be given up, in the hope

World English Bible

For the creation was subjected to vanity, not of its own will, but because of him who subjected it, in hope

Worrell New Testament

For the creation was made subject to vanity, not of choice, but by reason of Him Who subjected it, in hope

Worsley New Testament

(for the world was subjected to vanity, not willingly, but through him who made it subject:)

Youngs Literal Translation

for to vanity was the creation made subject -- not of its will, but because of Him who did subject it -- in hope,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

the creature
κτίσις 
Ktisis 
Usage: 15

ὑποτάσσω 
Hupotasso 
Usage: 39

to vanity
ματαιότης 
Mataiotes 
Usage: 3

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ἑκών 
hekon 
Usage: 2

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

by reason of
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

ὑποτάσσω 
Hupotasso 
Usage: 39

the same in
ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

Devotionals

Devotionals about Romans 8:20

Images Romans 8:20

Prayers for Romans 8:20

Context Readings

The Glory That Is To Be Revealed

19 For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God.



Cross References

Genesis 3:17-19

Then to Adam He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat from it’;
Cursed is the ground because of you;
In toil you will eat of it
All the days of your life.

Genesis 5:29

Now he called his name Noah, saying, “This one will give us rest from our work and from the toil of our hands arising from the ground which the Lord has cursed.”

Genesis 6:13

Then God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth.

Job 12:6-10

“The tents of the destroyers prosper,
And those who provoke God are secure,
Whom God brings into their power.

Ecclesiastes 1:2

Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher,
Vanity of vanities! All is vanity.”

Isaiah 24:5-6

The earth is also polluted by its inhabitants, for they transgressed laws, violated statutes, broke the everlasting covenant.

Jeremiah 12:4

How long is the land to mourn
And the vegetation of the countryside to wither?
For the wickedness of those who dwell in it,
Animals and birds have been snatched away,
Because men have said, “He will not see our latter ending.”

Jeremiah 12:11

It has been made a desolation,
Desolate, it mourns before Me;
The whole land has been made desolate,
Because no man lays it to heart.

Jeremiah 14:5-6

“For even the doe in the field has given birth only to abandon her young,
Because there is no grass.

Hosea 4:3

Therefore the land mourns,
And everyone who lives in it languishes
Along with the beasts of the field and the birds of the sky,
And also the fish of the sea disappear.

Joel 1:18

How the beasts groan!
The herds of cattle wander aimlessly
Because there is no pasture for them;
Even the flocks of sheep suffer.

Romans 8:22

For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.

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