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Romans 8 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 There is no condemnation now for those who live in union with Christ Jesus. 1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,
2 For the law of the Spirit, which brings us life in union with Christ Jesus, has set me free from the law of sin and death. 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.
3 What the Law could not do, because human nature was weak, God did. He condemned sin in human nature by sending his own Son, who came with a nature like our sinful nature, to do away with sin. 3 For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man,
4 God did this so that the righteous demands of the Law might be fully satisfied in us who live according to the Spirit, and not according to human nature. 4 in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit.
5 Those who live as their human nature tells them to, have their minds controlled by what human nature wants. Those who live as the Spirit tells them to, have their minds controlled by what the Spirit wants. 5 Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.
6 To be controlled by human nature results in death; to be controlled by the Spirit results in life and peace. 6 The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace;
7 And so people become enemies of God when they are controlled by their human nature; for they do not obey God's law, and in fact they cannot obey it. 7 the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so.
8 Those who obey their human nature cannot please God. 8 Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.
9 But you do not live as your human nature tells you to; instead, you live as the Spirit tells you to - if, in fact, God's Spirit lives in you. Whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. 9 You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.
10 But if Christ lives in you, the Spirit is life for you because you have been put right with God, even though your bodies are going to die because of sin. 10 But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness.
11 If the Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from death, lives in you, then he who raised Christ from death will also give life to your mortal bodies by the presence of his Spirit in you. 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.
12 So then, my friends, we have an obligation, but it is not to live as our human nature wants us to. 12 Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation--but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it.
13 For if you live according to your human nature, you are going to die; but if by the Spirit you put to death your sinful actions, you will live. 13 For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live,
14 Those who are led by God's Spirit are God's children. 14 because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
15 For the Spirit that God has given you does not make you slaves and cause you to be afraid; instead, the Spirit makes you God's children, and by the Spirit's power we cry out to God, "Father! my Father!" 15 For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, ""Abba," Father."
16 God's Spirit joins himself to our spirits to declare that we are God's children. 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.
17 Since we are his children, we will possess the blessings he keeps for his people, and we will also possess with Christ what God has kept for him; for if we share Christ's suffering, we will also share his glory. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
18 I consider that what we suffer at this present time cannot be compared at all with the glory that is going to be revealed to us. 18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
19 All of creation waits with eager longing for God to reveal his children. 19 The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed.
20 For creation was condemned to lose its purpose, not of its own will, but because God willed it to be so. Yet there was the hope 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope
21 that creation itself would one day be set free from its slavery to decay and would share the glorious freedom of the children of God. 21 that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.
22 For we know that up to the present time all of creation groans with pain, like the pain of childbirth. 22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.
23 But it is not just creation alone which groans; we who have the Spirit as the first of God's gifts also groan within ourselves as we wait for God to make us his children and set our whole being free. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.
24 For it was by hope that we were saved; but if we see what we hope for, then it is not really hope. For who of us hopes for something we see? 24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has?
25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
26 In the same way the Spirit also comes to help us, weak as we are. For we do not know how we ought to pray; the Spirit himself pleads with God for us in groans that words cannot express. 26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.
27 And God, who sees into our hearts, knows what the thought of the Spirit is; because the Spirit pleads with God on behalf of his people and in accordance with his will. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.
28 We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose. 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
29 Those whom God had already chosen he also set apart to become like his Son, so that the Son would be the first among many believers. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
30 And so those whom God set apart, he called; and those he called, he put right with himself, and he shared his glory with them. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
31 In view of all this, what can we say? If God is for us, who can be against us? 31 What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?
32 Certainly not God, who did not even keep back his own Son, but offered him for us all! He gave us his Son - will he not also freely give us all things? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all--how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
33 Who will accuse God's chosen people? God himself declares them not guilty! 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.
34 Who, then, will condemn them? Not Christ Jesus, who died, or rather, who was raised to life and is at the right side of God, pleading with him for us! 34 Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died--more than that, who was raised to life--is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.
35 Who, then, can separate us from the love of Christ? Can trouble do it, or hardship or persecution or hunger or poverty or danger or death? 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
36 As the scripture says, "For your sake we are in danger of death at all times; we are treated like sheep that are going to be slaughtered." 36 As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."
37 No, in all these things we have complete victory through him who loved us! 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
38 For I am certain that nothing can separate us from his love: neither death nor life, neither angels nor other heavenly rulers or powers, neither the present nor the future, 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
39 neither the world above nor the world below - there is nothing in all creation that will ever be able to separate us from the love of God which is ours through Christ Jesus our Lord. 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.