New Living Translation
We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don't need to hope for it.
King James Bible
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
Darby Bible Translation
For we have been saved in hope; but hope seen is not hope; for what any one sees, why does he also hope?
World English Bible
For we were saved in hope, but hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for that which he sees?
Young's Literal Translation
for in hope we were saved, and hope beheld is not hope; for what any one doth behold, why also doth he hope for it?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:24 For we are saved by hope - Our salvation is now only in hope. We do not yet possess this full salvation.
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Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hoping--believing that he would become the father of many nations. For God had said to him, "That's how many descendants you will have!"
Against its will, all creation was subjected to God's curse. But with eager hope,
2 Corinthians 4:18
So we don't look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.
2 Corinthians 5:7
For we live by believing and not by seeing.
1 Thessalonians 5:8
But let us who live in the light be clearheaded, protected by the armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation.
Because of his grace he declared us righteous and gave us confidence that we will inherit eternal life."
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.
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