Romans 8

Thus there is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus; for the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and of death. For God has done what the Law could not do, weakened as it was by flesh. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and on account of sin, he condemned sin in the flesh; in order that the Law might be fulfilled in us who order our lives not after the flesh, but after the spirit. For they who live after the flesh, give their attention to the things of the flesh; But they who live after the spirit, give their attention to spiritual things. To be earthly minded means death; To be spiritually minded means life and peace. For to be earthly minded is enmity against God; For such a mind is not subject to the Law of God, Nor can it be; And they who are earthly minded cannot please God. But you are not earthly, but spiritual, if indeed the Spirit of God is really dwelling in you. If any one does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

10 But if Christ is in you, though your bodily self is dead because of sin, your spirit is full of life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised up Jesus from dead is dwelling in you, He who raised up Jesus from the dead is dwelling in you, He who raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also make your dying bodily self live by his indwelling Spirit in your lives. 12 Therefore, brothers, we are debtors - but not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh; 13 for if you go on living according to the flesh, you are on the road to die; but if by the Spirit you keep putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For only those are sons of God who are led by God’s Spirit. 15 For you have not received a spirit of slavery in order that you should once more be afraid; but you have received a spirit of adoption, in which we cry out, "My Father, my dear Father!" 16 For his Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit, that we are children of God;

17 and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ; but to share his glory, we must now be sharing his sufferings. 18 For I count as nothing what we now suffer, in comparison with the glory which will soon be unveiled to us. 19 All nature even is waiting with eager longing for the unveiling of the vision of God’s sons. 20 For nature was subjected to imperfection, not by its own will, but by the will of Him who thus made it subject - 21 yet not without the hope that some day nature itself also will be freed from the thraldom of decay, into the freedom which belongs to the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that all nature has been groaning and travailing together until this hour. 23 And not only that, we ourselves, although we are grasping the first- fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves are inwardly groaning, while we are waiting for adoption, the redemption of our body. 24 For by hope we are saved; but hope which is clearly seen is no longer hope. 25 Who hopes for what he clearly sees? But if we hope for something that we do not see, we then patiently wait for it.

26 In the same way the Spirit also takes hold with us in our weakness; for we know knot how to pray as we ought; but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 And the Searcher of Hearts knows what the Sprit’s meaning is, because his intercessions for the saints are according to the will of God. 28 Now we know that all things continually work together for good to to those who love God, to those who have been the called according to his purpose.

29 For whom he foreknew, he also foreordained to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, so that he might be the eldest of a great brotherhood; 30 and whom he foreordained, those he also called; and whom he called, those he also justified; and whom he justified, those he also glorified.

31 What shall we say then, to these things? If God be for us, Who can be against us? 32 He that spared not his own Son, But freely delivered him up for us all, How shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall accuse God’s elect? God acquits them; 34 Who is there to condemn them? Will Christ who died? Yes, and who rose from the dead, The Christ who is also at the right hand of God, And is interceding for us? 35 What shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall anguish, or calamity, or persecution, or famine? Shall nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 Even as it is written. For thy sake we are killed all the day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors Through Him who loved us. 38 For I am fully persuaded that neither death nor life, Neither angels nor principalities, nor powers, Neither the present world nor the world to come, Nor the powers of Nature, 39 Nor height, nor depth, Nor any other created thing, Shall be able to separate us from the love of God Which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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