THE IDEA HERE IS that there is an ellipsis in V. 28… in other words he’s used the word AWARE or AWARENESS so many times in this passage, that he doesn’t repeat it yet again… and thus it is THIS AWARENESS is for those loving God.




the omission from speech or writing of a word or words that are superfluous or able to be understood from contextual clues. “it is very rare for an ellipsis to occur without a linguistic antecedent” ·

 [more] synonyms: leaving out · exclusion · exception · noninclusion · deletion · erasure · cut · excision · elimination · absence · aphesis · apheresis · apocope · apostrophe · asyndeton · elision · gapping · haplography · haplology · lipography · syncope · expunction a set of dots indicating an ellipsis.


22 For we are AWARE that the entire creation is groaning and travailing together until now.
23 Yet not only so, but we ourselves also, who have the firstfruit of the spirit, we ourselves also, are groaning in ourselves, awaiting the sonship, the deliverance of our body.
24 For to expectation were we saved. Now expectation, being observed, is not expectation, for what anyone is observing, why is he expecting it also?
25 Now, if we are expecting what we are not observing, we are awaiting it with endurance.
26 Now, similarly, the spirit also is aiding our infirmity, for what we should be praying for, to accord with what must be, we are not AWARE, but the spirit itself is pleading for us with inarticulate groanings.
27 Now He Who is searching the hearts is AWARE what is the disposition of the spirit, for in accord with God is it pleading for the saints.
28 Now we are AWARE that God is working all together for the good … THIS AWARENESS IS FOR… those who are loving God, who are called according to the purpose
29 that, whom He foreknew, He designates beforehand, also, to be conformed to the image of His Son, for Him to be Firstborn among many brethren.

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