Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For 1we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but 2the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
And 3he who searches hearts knows what is 4the mind of the Spirit, becausea the Spirit 5intercedes for the saints 6according to the will of God.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together 7for good,b for 8those who are called according to his purpose.
For those whom he 9foreknew he also 10predestined 11to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be 12the firstborn among many brothers.
And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also 13justified, and those whom he justified he also 14glorified.
What then shall we say to these things? 15If God is for us, who can bec against us?
3216He who did not spare his own Son but 17gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?
Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? 18It is God who justifies.
3419Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died--more than that, who was raised--20who is at the right hand of God, 21who indeed is interceding for us.d35
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?
As it is written, 22"For your sake 23we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered."