Life in the Spirit1There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. ▼
▼Some manuscripts add who walk not according to the flesh (but according to the Spirit)2For the law of b the Spirit of life c has set you ▼
▼Some manuscripts mefree in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3For e God has done what the law f weakened by the flesh g could not do. h By sending his own Son i in the likeness of sinful flesh and j for sin ▼
▼Or and as a sin offeringhe condemned sin in the flesh, 4in order that l the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, m who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5For n those who live according to the flesh set their minds on o the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on p the things of the Spirit. 6For to set q the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. 7For the mind that is set on the flesh is r hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; s indeed, it cannot. 8Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. 9You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact t the Spirit of God dwells in you. u Anyone who does not have v the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. 10But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11If the Spirit of w him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus ▼
▼Some manuscripts lack Jesusfrom the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies y through his Spirit who dwells in you.
Heirs with Christ12So then, brothers, ▼
▼Or brothers and sisters; also verse 29we are debtors, aa not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you ab put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14For all who are ac led by the Spirit of God are ad sons ▼
▼See discussion on “sons” in the Prefaceof God. 15For af you did not receive ag the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of ah adoption as sons, by whom we cry ai “Abba! Father!” 16 aj The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17and if children, then ak heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ al provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
Future Glory18For I consider that the sufferings of this present time am are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19For the creation waits with eager longing for an the revealing of the sons of God. 20For the creation ao was subjected to futility, not willingly, but ap because of him who subjected it, in hope 21that aq the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22For we know that ar the whole creation as has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have at the firstfruits of the Spirit au groan inwardly as av we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, aw the redemption of our bodies. 24For ax in this hope we were saved. Now ay hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25But if we hope for what we do not see, we az wait for it with patience. 26Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For ba we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but bb the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27And bc he who searches hearts knows what is bd the mind of the Spirit, because ▼
▼Or thatthe Spirit bf intercedes for the saints bg according to the will of God. 28And we know that for those who love God all things work together bh for good ▼
▼Some manuscripts God works all things together for good, or God works in all things for the goodfor bj those who are called according to his purpose. 29For those whom he bk foreknew he also bl predestined bm to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be bn the firstborn among many brothers. 30And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also bo justified, and those whom he justified he also bp glorified.
God’s Everlasting Love31What then shall we say to these things? bq If God is for us, who can be ▼
▼Or who isagainst us? 32 bs He who did not spare his own Son but bt gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? bu It is God who justifies. 34 bv Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised— bw who is at the right hand of God bx who indeed is interceding for us. ▼
▼Or Is it Christ Jesus who died . . . for us?35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36As it is written, bz “For your sake ca we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37No, in all these things we are more than cb conquerors through cc him who loved us. 38For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor 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.
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