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24For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen?

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24. For we are saved by hope—rather, "For in hope we are saved"; that is, it is more a salvation in hope than as yet in actual possession.

but hope that is seen is not hope—for the very meaning of hope is, the expectation that something now future will become present.

for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?—the latter ending when the other comes.