For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God;
 for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of him who subjected it in hope;
 because the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the glorious liberty of the children of God.
 We know that the whole creation has been groaning in travail together until now;
 and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.
 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
 for in him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities – all things were created through him and for him.
 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
 They deliberately ignore this fact, that by the word of God heavens existed long ago, and an earth formed out of water and by means of water,
 But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist have been stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned up.
 But according to his promise we wait for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.