Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

In the same way, the Spirit also helps us in our weakness, since we do not know how to pray as we should. But the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans too deep for words,

New American Standard Bible

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;

King James Version

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Holman Bible

In the same way the Spirit also joins to help in our weakness, because we do not know what to pray for as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with unspoken groanings.

A Conservative Version

And likewise also the Spirit helps our weaknesses, for we know not what we would pray for as we ought, but the Spirit itself intercedes for us with inexpressible groanings.

American Standard Version

And in like manner the Spirit also helpeth our infirmity: for we know not how to pray as we ought; but the Spirit himself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered;

Amplified

So too the [Holy] Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness; for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance.

An Understandable Version

And in the same way, the Holy Spirit helps [us in] our weakness; for we do not know what we ought to pray for [Note: Some translators understand this as "how to pray"]. But the Holy Spirit goes to God on our behalf with groanings [in our hearts] that are not expressed [in words].

Anderson New Testament

In like manner, also, the Spirit helps our infirmities; for we know not what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit itself intercedes for us, with groanings unutterable.

Bible in Basic English

And in the same way the Spirit is a help to our feeble hearts: for we are not able to make prayer to God in the right way; but the Spirit puts our desires into words which are not in our power to say;

Common New Testament

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.

Daniel Mace New Testament

The spirit likewise softens our afflictions: for being at a loss to apply for the most proper relief; the spirit it self affects us with those pious ejaculations, which we can't well express.

Darby Translation

And in like manner the Spirit joins also its help to our weakness; for we do not know what we should pray for as is fitting, but the Spirit itself makes intercession with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Godbey New Testament

And likewise the Spirit also helps our infirmity. For we know not what we should pray for as it behooves us: but the Spirit himself makes intercession with unutterable groanings:

Goodspeed New Testament

In the same way the Spirit helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit itself pleads for us with inexpressible yearnings,

John Wesley New Testament

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought; but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us, with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And likewise also the Spirit helps our weakness; for we know not how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit itself makes entreaty for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Julia Smith Translation

And likewise also the Spirit takes hold together, and assists our weaknesses: for what we would pray for as we ought, we know not, but the Spirit itself intercedes for us with inexpressible groanings.

King James 2000

Likewise the Spirit also helps our weakness: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought but the Spirit himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And likewise also, the Spirit helps [us] in our weakness, for we do not know how to pray as one ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes [for us] [with] unexpressed groanings.

Modern King James verseion

Likewise the Spirit also helps our infirmities. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Likewise, the spirit also helpeth our infirmities. For we know not, what to desire as we ought: but the spirit maketh intercession mightily for us with groanings which cannot be expressed with tongue.

Moffatt New Testament

So too the Spirit assists us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray aright, but the Spirit pleads for us with sighs that are beyond words,

Montgomery New Testament

In the same way the Spirit also takes hold with us in our weakness; for we know knot how to pray as we ought; but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

NET Bible

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how we should pray, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with inexpressible groanings.

New Heart English Bible

In the same way, the Spirit also helps our weaknesses, for we do not know how to pray as we ought. But the Spirit himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Noyes New Testament

In like manner the Spirit also helpeth our weakness; for we know not what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit itself intercedeth with groans which cannot be expressed in words.

Sawyer New Testament

And in like manner also the Spirit helps our weakness. For we know not what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit makes intercession for us with groanings unutterable;

The Emphasized Bible

In the selfsame way moreover, even the Spirit, helpeth together in our weakness, - for, what we should pray for as we ought, we know not, but, the Spirit itself, maketh intercession with sighings unutterable,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

In like manner also the Spirit affords assistance to our infirmities: for even this, what we should pray for as we ought, we know not: but the same Spirit more abundantly maketh intercession for us with groanings unutterable.

Twentieth Century New Testament

So, also, the Spirit supports us in our weakness. We do not even know how to pray as we should; but the Spirit himself pleads for us in sighs that can find no utterance.

Webster

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Weymouth New Testament

In the same way the Spirit also helps us in our weakness; for we do not know what prayers to offer nor in what way to offer them. But the Spirit Himself pleads for us in yearnings that can find no words,

Williams New Testament

In the same way the Spirit, too, is helping us in our weakness, for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself pleads for us with unspeakable yearnings,

World English Bible

In the same way, the Spirit also helps our weaknesses, for we don't know how to pray as we ought. But the Spirit himself makes intercession for us with groanings which can't be uttered.

Worrell New Testament

And, in like manner, the Spirit also helpeth our weakness; for we know not what to pray for as we ought; but the Spirit Himself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Worsley New Testament

And the Spirit likewise helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for, as we ought: but the Spirit itself intercedes for us with unutterable groans.

Youngs Literal Translation

And, in like manner also, the Spirit doth help our weaknesses; for, what we may pray for, as it behoveth us, we have not known, but the Spirit himself doth make intercession for us with groanings unutterable,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ὡσαύτως 
Hosautos 
Usage: 12

the Spirit
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334
Usage: 334


and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

συναντιλαμβάνομαι 
sunantilambanomai 
Usage: 2

our
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 388

ἀσθένεια 
Astheneia 
Usage: 21

for
γάρ 
Gar 
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 825
Usage: 138

we know
εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

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

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

προσεύχομαι 
Proseuchomai 
Usage: 61

as
καθό 
Katho 
according to, as, inasmuch as
Usage: 4

we ought
δεῖ 
Dei 
Usage: 72

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


Usage: 0

ὑπερεντυγχάνω 
Huperentugchano 
Usage: 1

us
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 388

with groanings
στεναγμός 
Stenagmos 
Usage: 2

Images Romans 8:26

Prayers for Romans 8:26

Context Readings

A Two-Stage Healing

25 But if we hope for what we do not yet observe, we eagerly wait for it with patience. 26 In the same way, the Spirit also helps us in our weakness, since we do not know how to pray as we should. But the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans too deep for words, 27 and the one who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, for the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to God's will.



Cross References

Ephesians 6:18

Pray in the Spirit at all times with every kind of prayer and request. Likewise, be alert with your most diligent efforts and pray for all the saints.

Zechariah 12:10

I will pour out on the house of David and on the residents of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and of supplications, and they will look to me the one whom they pierced.'"

Matthew 20:22

Jesus replied, "You don't realize what you're asking. Can you drink from the cup that I'm going to drink from?" They told him, "We can."

Luke 11:1-13

Once Jesus was praying in a certain place. After he had finished, one of his disciples told him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples."

Romans 8:15

For you have not received a spirit of slavery that leads you into fear again. Instead, you have received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba! Father!"

James 4:3

You ask for something but do not get it because you ask for it for the wrong reason for your own pleasure.

Psalm 6:3

And my soul is deeply distressed. But you, LORD, how long do I wait?

Psalm 6:9

The LORD has heard my plea; the LORD receives my prayer.

Psalm 10:17

LORD, you heard the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen them, you will listen carefully,

Psalm 42:1-5

As an antelope pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, God.

Psalm 55:1-2

Pay attention to my prayer, God, and do not hide yourself from my appeal.

Psalm 69:3

I am exhausted from calling for help. My throat is parched. My eyes are strained from looking for God.

Psalm 77:1-3

I cry out to God! I cry out to God and he hears me.

Psalm 88:1-3

LORD, God of my salvation, by day and by night I cry out before you.

Psalm 102:5

Because of the sound of my sighing, my bones cling to my skin.

Psalm 102:20

to listen to the groans of prisoners, to set free those condemned to death,

Psalm 119:81-82

I long for your deliverance; I have looked to your word, placing my hope in it.

Psalm 143:4-7

As a result, my spirit is desolate within me, and my mind within me is appalled.

Matthew 10:20

It won't be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.

Luke 22:44

In his anguish he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat became like large drops of blood falling on the ground.

John 14:16

I will ask the Father to give you another Helper, to be with you always.

Romans 7:24

What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is infected by death?

Romans 15:1

Now we who are strong ought to be patient with the weaknesses of those who are not strong and must stop pleasing ourselves.

2 Corinthians 5:2

For in this one we sigh, since we long to put on our heavenly dwelling.

2 Corinthians 5:4

So while we are still in this tent, we sigh under our burdens, because we do not want to put it off but to put it on, so that our dying bodies may be swallowed up by life.

2 Corinthians 12:5-10

I will boast about this man, but as for myself I will boast only about my weaknesses.

Galatians 4:6

Now because you are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts to cry out, "Abba! Father!"

Ephesians 2:18

For through him, both of us have access to the Father by one Spirit.

Hebrews 4:15

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses. Instead, we have one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet he never sinned.

Hebrews 5:2

He can deal gently with people who are ignorant and easily deceived, since he himself is subject to weakness.

Jude 1:20-21

But you, dear friends, must continue to build your most holy faith for your own benefit. Furthermore, continue to pray in the Holy Spirit.

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