Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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,

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 (nature) was subjected to frailty (to futility, condemned to frustration), not because of some intentional fault on its part, but by the will of Him Who so subjected it -- "[yet] with the 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,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For the creatures were subjected to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who has subjected them,

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,

Verse Picture

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 creation eagerly waits with anticipation for God’s sons to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility—not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it—in the hope 21 that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage of corruption into the glorious freedom of God’s children.



Cross References

Genesis 3:17-19

And He said to Adam, “Because you listened to your wife’s voice and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘Do not eat from it’:The ground is cursed because of you.
You will eat from it by means of painful labor
all the days of your life.

Genesis 5:29

And he named him Noah, saying, “This one will bring us relief from the agonizing labor of our hands, caused by the ground the Lord has cursed.”

Genesis 6:13

Then God said to Noah, “I have decided to put an end to every creature, for the earth is filled with wickedness because of them; therefore I am going to destroy them along with the earth.

Job 12:6-10

The tents of robbers are safe,
and those who provoke God are secure;
God’s power provides this.

Ecclesiastes 1:2

“Absolute futility,” says the Teacher.
“Absolute futility. Everything is futile.”

Isaiah 24:5-6

The earth is polluted by its inhabitants,
for they have transgressed teachings,
overstepped decrees,
and broken the everlasting covenant.

Jeremiah 12:4

How long will the land mourn
and the grass of every field wither?
Because of the evil of its residents,
animals and birds have been swept away,
for the people have said,
“He cannot see what our end will be.”

Jeremiah 12:11

They have made it a desolation.
It mourns, desolate, before Me.
All the land is desolate,
but no one takes it to heart.

Jeremiah 14:5-6

Even the doe in the field
gives birth and abandons her fawn
since there is no grass.

Hosea 4:3

For this reason the land mourns,
and everyone who lives in it languishes,
along with the wild animals and the birds of the sky;
even the fish of the sea disappear.

Joel 1:18

How the animals groan!
The herds of cattle wander in confusion
since they have no pasture.
Even the flocks of sheep suffer punishment.

Romans 8:22

For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together with labor pains until now.

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