Romans 8


The Law of the Spirit

In nothing then is there now condemnation to the ones in Christ Jesus, not [2according to 3the flesh 1walking], but according to spirit. For the law of the spirit of the life in Christ Jesus freed me from the law of the sin and of death. For the powerlessness of the law in which it was weak through the flesh, God [2his own 3son 1sent forth] in the likeness of flesh of sin, and concerning sin condemned the sin in the flesh, that the ordinance of the law should be fulfilled in us, to the ones not [2according to 3flesh 1walking], but according to spirit. For the ones [2according to 3flesh 1being] [2the things 3of the 4flesh 1think]; but the ones according to spirit think the things of the spirit. For the thought of the flesh is death, but the thought of the spirit is life and peace. Because the thought of the flesh is hatred to God; for to the law of God it does not submit, for neither is it able; and the ones [2in 3flesh 1being 7God 6to please 4are not 5able]. But you are not in flesh, but in spirit, if indeed spirit of God lives in you. But if anyone [3spirit 4of Christ 1does not 2have], this one is not of him. 10 But if Christ is in you, indeed the body is dead on account of sin, but the spirit is life through righteousness. 11 And if the spirit of the one raising Jesus from the dead lives in you, the one having raised the Christ from the dead shall restore to life also [2mortal 3bodies 1your] on account of [3dwelling 1his 2spirit] in you. 12 It is so then, brethren, [3debtors 1we are 2not] to the flesh, [2according to 3flesh 1to live]. 13 For if [2according to 3flesh 1you live] you are about to die. But if in spirit [2the 3actions 4of the 5body 1you put to death] you shall live. 14 For as many as [2in spirit 3of God 1are led], these are sons of God. 15 [3not 1For 2you received] a spirit of slavery again unto fear, but you received a spirit of adoption, in which we cry out, Abba, Father. 16 [3itself 1The 2spirit] bears witness together to our spirit, that we are children of God. 17 And if children, also heirs; heirs indeed of God, but joint-heirs of Christ; if indeed we suffer together, that also we should be glorified together.

The Sufferings of the Present Time

18 For I consider that [6are not 7worthy to be compared 1the 2sufferings 3of the 4present 5time] to the [2about to be 1glory] uncovered unto us. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creation [2the 3uncovering 4of the 5sons 6of God 1awaits]. 20  For to vanity the creation was submitted, not willingly, but through the one submitting it, upon hope; 21 that even [3itself 1the 2creation] shall be freed from the slavery of corruption, unto the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that all the creation groans together, and suffers distress together, as far as the present. 23 [2not 3only that 1And], but also ourselves [2the 3first-fruit 4of the 5spirit 1having], even we ourselves in ourselves moan, [2adoption 1awaiting] -- the release by ransom of our body. 24 For in the hope we were delivered. But hope being seen is not hope; for what anyone sees, why also does he hope? 25 But if [2for what 3we do not 4see 1we hope], [2by 3endurance 1we await]. 26 And likewise also the spirit aids in our weaknesses. For the thing -- what we pray for according to necessity, we do not know; but [3itself 1the 2spirit] intercedes for us [2moanings 1with unutterable]. 27 But the one searching the hearts knows what the thought of the spirit is, for according to God it intercedes for the holy ones. 28 But we know that to the ones loving God all things work together for good, to the ones [3according to 4purpose 2called 1being]. 29 For of whom he foreknew, also he predefined conformable to the image of his son, for him to be first-born among many brethren. 30 But the ones whom he predefined, these also he called. And whom he called, these also he justified. And whom he justified, these also he glorified.

God's Everlasting Love

31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32 The one who indeed [2his own 3son 1spared not], but [2for 3us 4all 1delivered him up], how [2not 3also 7with 8him 5all things 6to us 1shall he 4grant]? 33 Who accuses against the chosen of God? God is the one justifying. 34 Who is the one condemning? Christ is the one having died, and more also being arisen, who also is at the right of God, who also intercedes for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of the Christ? affliction, or straits, or persecution, or hunger, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it has been written, that, Because of you we are put to death the entire day; we are considered as sheep for slaughter. 37 But in all these things we are completely victorious through the one having loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor sovereignties, nor powers, nor things present, nor things about to be, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any [2creation 1other], shall be able to separate us from the love of God, of the one in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Copyright information for ABP