8 1There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ
2For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free
from the law of sin and of death.
3For what the law could not do, in that
it was weak through the flesh, God, sending his own Son in the likeness of
sinful flesh and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
4that the ordinance
of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after
5For they that are after the flesh mind the things of the
flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
the mind of the flesh is death; but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace:
7because the mind of the flesh is enmity against God; for it is not
subject to the law of God, neither indeed can it be:
8and they that are
in the flesh cannot please God.
9But ye are not in the flesh but in the
Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you. But if any man hath
not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
10And if Christ is in you,
the body is dead because of sin; but the spirit is life because of
11But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the
dead dwelleth in you, he that raised up Christ Jesus from the dead shall give
life also to your mortal bodies through his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
12So then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the
13for if ye live after the flesh, ye must die; but if by the
Spirit ye put to death the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
received not the spirit of bondage again unto fear; but ye received the
spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
16The Spirit himself
beareth witness with our spirit, that we are children of God:
children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be
that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified with
18For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are
not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us-ward.
19For the earnest expectation of the creation waiteth for the revealing
of the sons of God.
20For the creation was subjected to vanity, not of
its own will, but by reason of him who subjected it, in hope
creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into
the liberty of the glory of the children of God.
22For we know that the
whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
not only so, but ourselves also, who have the first-fruits of the Spirit,
even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for our adoption,
to wit, the redemption of our body.
24For in hope were we saved:
but hope that is seen is not hope: for who hopeth for that which he seeth?
25But if we hope for that which we see not, then do we with
patience wait for it.
26And in like manner the Spirit also helpeth our
infirmity: for we know not how to pray as we ought; but the Spirit himself
maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered;
27and he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the
Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the
will of God.
28And we know that to them that love God all things work
together for good, even to them that are called according to
29For whom he foreknew, he also foreordained to
be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn
among many brethren:
30and whom he foreordained, them he also called: and
whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also
31What then shall we say to these things? If God is
for us, who is against us?
32He that spared not his own Son, but
delivered him up for us all, how shall he not also with him freely give us
33Who shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect? It is
God that justifieth;
34who is he that condemneth? It is Christ Jesus that
died, yea rather, that was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of
God, who also maketh intercession for us.
35Who shall separate us from
the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or anguish, or persecution, or famine,
or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36Even as it is written, For thy sake
we are killed all the day long; We were accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that
38For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels,
nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
39nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to
separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.