Romans 8:20
Good News Translation
For creation was condemned to lose its purpose, not of its own will, but because God willed it to be so. Yet there was the hope

Contemporary English Version
Meanwhile, creation is confused, but not because it wants to be confused. God made it this way in the hope

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the creature was made subject to vanity: not willingly, but by reason of him that made it subject, in hope.

New American Bible
for creation was made subject to futility, not of its own accord but because of the one who subjected it, in hope

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For the creature was made subject to vanity: not willingly, but by reason of him that made it subject, in hope.

the creature.

Romans 8:22 For we know that every creature groaneth and travaileth in pain, even till now.

Genesis 3:17-19 And to Adam he said: Because thou hast hearkened to the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee, that thou shouldst not eat, cursed is the earth in thy work: with labour and toil shalt thou eat thereof all the days of thy life. . . .

Genesis 5:29 And he called his name Noe, saying: This same shall comfort us from the works and labours of our hands on the earth, which the Lord hath cursed.

Genesis 6:13 He said to Noe: The end of all flesh is come before me, the earth is filled with iniquity through them, and I will destroy them with the earth.

Job 12:6-10 The tabernacles of robbers abound, and they provoke God boldly; whereas it is he that hath given all into their hands: . . .

Isaiah 24:5,6 And the earth is infected by the inhabitants thereof: because they have transgressed the laws, they have changed the ordinance, they have broken the everlasting covenant. . . .

Jeremiah 12:4,11 How long shall the land mourn, and the herb of every field wither for the wickedness of them that dwell therein? The beasts and the birds are consumed: because they have said: He shall not see our last end. . . .

Jeremiah 14:5,6 Yea, the hind also brought forth in the field, and left it, because there was no grass. . . .

Hosea 4:3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth in it shall languish with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of the air: yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be gathered together.

Joel 1:18 Why did the beasts groan, why did the herds of cattle low? because there is no pasture for them: yea, and the flocks of sheep are perished.

Context
Future Glory
19For the expectation of the creature waiteth for the revelation of the sons of God. 20For the creature was made subject to vanity: not willingly, but by reason of him that made it subject, in hope. 21Because the creature also itself shall be delivered from the servitude of corruption, into the liberty of the glory of the children of God.…
Cross References
Genesis 3:17
And to Adam he said: Because thou hast hearkened to the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee, that thou shouldst not eat, cursed is the earth in thy work: with labour and toil shalt thou eat thereof all the days of thy life.

Genesis 5:29
And he called his name Noe, saying: This same shall comfort us from the works and labours of our hands on the earth, which the Lord hath cursed.

Psalm 39:5
Behold thou hast made my days measurable. and my substance is as nothing before thee. And indeed all things are vanity: every man living.

Ecclesiastes 1:2
Vanity of vanities, said Ecclesiastes: vanity of vanities, and all is vanity.

Romans 8:24
For we are saved by hope. But hope that is seen is not hope. For what a man seeth, why doth he hope for?

Additional Translations
For the creation was subjected to futility, not by its own will, but because of the One who subjected it, in hope

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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