New Defender's Study Bible Notes
8:26 groanings. The whole creation “groaneth” (Romans 8:22), “we ourselves groan within ourselves” (Romans 8:23) and the Spirit “maketh intercession for us with groanings” (Romans 8:26). The Greek word (stenagmos) refers to intense, yet inaudible, sighing. We who believe in God, the entire creation of God, and God Himself, are all yearning for the day when “there shall be no more curse” (Revelation 22:3).