“the sufferings of this present time”



Do you seek relief from hardship? This verse tells us that the blessings which will come will make any suffering that is experienced now seem like nothing. The reward will be that great.

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“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”

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Romans 8:18 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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For γὰρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) For
I reckon Λογίζομαι To take an inventory, i.e., estimate (literally or figuratively) reckon
that ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because that
the τὰ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
sufferings παθήματα Something undergone, i.e., hardship or pain; subjectively, an emotion or influence sufferings
of καιροῦ An occasion, i.e., set or proper time of
this τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) this
present νῦν "now" (as adverb of date, a transition or emphasis); also as noun or adjective present or immediate present
time καιροῦ An occasion, i.e., set or proper time time
are (No Greek definition. English implied.)
not οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
worthy ἄξια Deserving, comparable or suitable (as if drawing praise) worthy
to be compared (No Greek definition. English implied.)
with πρὸς A preposition of direction; forward to, i.e., toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e., pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e., near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e., whither or for which it is predicated) with
the τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
glory δόξαν Glory (as very apparent), in a wide application (literal or figurative, objective or subjective) glory
which shall μέλλουσαν To intend, i.e., be about to be, do, or suffer something (of persons or things, especially events; in the sense of purpose, duty, necessity, probability, possibility, or hesitation) which shall
be revealed ἀποκαλυφθῆναι To take off the cover, i.e., disclose revealed
in εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases in
us. ἡμᾶς Us us

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  • 16  The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

  • 17  And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

  • 18  For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

  • 19  For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

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


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