Perry Wescott & Hort were both dead long before the NASB was tranlated. So how can you blame them? That Greek word is the same both Texts Do we agree that the important thing to see here is, they were "made subject" by God "not willingly"? I'd like to address this again
God at no time subjected the human race to a "hopeless" situation.
What would you call this?
Eph 2:12That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
Looks like "futility" to me. Why was this verse not on your list? It seems this scripture captures the fundamental character of fallen man as well.
Deputy Dog, Certainly man cannot save himself, I agree But, that isn't the same as saying mankind as a whole was hopeless. The hope extended in Genesis 3:15 was no doubt a basis for Abraham's faith and it was issued before the sentence was executed. Doctrianlly, the wording of the KJV seems superior to me.
Not wanting to split hairs hear. Don't you agree, that faith is a gift from God, given only to believers? And if God gives no faith, then there is NO HOPE.God bless you as well.