2: For the law of the of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and death.
3: For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do: ,
4: in order that the just requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the .
5: For those according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh,
but those according to the set their minds on the things of the .
6: To set the mind on the flesh is death,
but to set the mind on the is life and peace.
7: For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God's law, indeed it cannot;
8: and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
9: But you are not in the flesh, you are in the , if in fact the of God dwells in you. Any one who does not have the of Christ does not belong to him.
10: But if Christ is in you, although your bodies are dead because of sin,
your spirits are alive because of righteousness.11: If the of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his which dwells in you.
12: So , brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh -- 13: for if you live according to the flesh you will die,
but if by the you put to death the deeds of the body you will live.
14: For all who are led by the of God are children of God.
15: For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear,
but you have received the of adoption. When we cry, "Abba! Father!" 16: it is the himself bearing witness with our that we are children of God, 17: and if children, heirs, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
18: I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
19: For the waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God;
20: for the was subjected to futility, not of its own will
but by the will of him who subjected it in hope;
21: because the itself will be set free from its bondage to decay
and obtain the glorious liberty of the children of God.
22: We know that the whole
has been groaning in travail together until now;
23: and not only the , but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the ,
groan inwardly as we wait for adoption as children, the redemption of our bodies.
24: For in this hope we were saved.
Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees
25: But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
26: Likewise the helps us in our weakness;
for we do not know how to pray as we ought,
but the himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words.
27: And he who searches the hearts of all knows what is the mind of the ,
because the intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
28: We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him,
who are called according to his purpose.
29: For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son,
in order that he might be the first-born among many brethren.
30: And those whom he predestined he also called;
and those whom he called he also justified;
and those whom he justified he also glorified.
31: shall we say to this If God is for us, who is against us
32: He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, will he not also give us all things with him
33: Who shall bring any charge against God's elect
It is God who justifies; 34: who is to condemn
Is it Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised from the dead,
who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us
35: Who shall separate us from the love of Christ
Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword
36: As it is written,
"For thy sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered."
37: No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38: For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39: nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all , will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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