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1 So now, those who are in Christ Jesus are not judged guilty. 1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,
2 Through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit that brings life made me free from the law that brings 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 The law was without power, because the law was made weak by our sinful selves. But God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son to earth with the same human life that others use for sin. By sending his Son to be an offering to pay for sin, God used a human life to destroy 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 He did this so that we could be the kind of people the law correctly wants us to be. Now we do not live following our sinful selves, but we live following the Spirit. 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 following their sinful selves think only about things that their sinful selves want. But those who live following the Spirit are thinking about the things the Spirit wants them to do. 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 If people's thinking is controlled by the sinful self, there is death. But if their thinking is controlled by the Spirit, there is life and peace. 6 The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace;
7 When people's thinking is controlled by the sinful self, they are against God, because they refuse to obey God's law and really are not even able to obey God's law. 7 the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so.
8 Those people who are ruled by their sinful selves cannot please God. 8 Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.
9 But you are not ruled by your sinful selves. You are ruled by the Spirit, if that Spirit of God really lives in you. But the person who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to Christ. 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 Your body will always be dead because of sin. But if Christ is in you, then the Spirit gives you life, because Christ made you right with God. 10 But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness.
11 God raised Jesus from the dead, and if God's Spirit is living in you, he will also give life to your bodies that die. God is the One who raised Christ from the dead, and he will give life through his Spirit that lives 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, my brothers and sisters, we must not be ruled by our sinful selves or live the way our sinful selves want. 12 Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation--but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it.
13 If you use your lives to do the wrong things your sinful selves want, you will die spiritually. But if you use the Spirit's help to stop doing the wrong things you do with your body, you will have true life. 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 The true children of God are those who let God's Spirit lead them. 14 because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
15 The Spirit we received does not make us slaves again to fear; it makes us children of God. With that Spirit we cry out, "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 And the Spirit himself joins with our spirits to say we are God's children. 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.
17 If we are God's children, we will receive blessings from God together with Christ. But we must suffer as Christ suffered so that we will have glory as Christ has 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 The sufferings we have now are nothing compared to the great glory that will be shown to us. 18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
19 Everything God made is waiting with excitement for God to show his children's glory completely. 19 The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed.
20 Everything God made was changed to become useless, not by its own wish but because God wanted it and because all along there was this 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 everything God made would be set free from ruin to have the freedom and glory that belong to God's children. 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 We know that everything God made has been waiting until now in pain, like a woman ready to give birth. 22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.
23 Not only the world, but we also have been waiting with pain inside us. We have the Spirit as the first part of God's promise. So we are waiting for God to finish making us his own children, which means our bodies will be made 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 We were saved, and we have this hope. If we see what we are waiting for, that is not really hope. People do not hope for something they already have. 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 we are hoping for something we do not have yet, and we are waiting for it patiently. 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
26 Also, the Spirit helps us with our weakness. We do not know how to pray as we should. But the Spirit himself speaks to God for us, even begs God for us with deep feelings that words cannot explain. 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 God can see what is in people's hearts. And he knows what is in the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit speaks to God for his people in the way God wants. 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 everything God works for the good of those who love him. They are the people he called, because that was his plan. 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 God knew them before he made the world, and he decided that they would be like his Son so that Jesus would be the firstbornn of many brothers. 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 God planned for them to be like his Son; and those he planned to be like his Son, he also called; and those he called, he also made right with him; and those he made right, he also glorified. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
31 So what should we say about this? If God is with us, no one can defeat us. 31 What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?
32 He did not spare his own Son but gave him for us all. So with Jesus, God will surely 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 can accuse the people God has chosen? No one, because God is the One who makes them right. 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.
34 Who can say God's people are guilty? No one, because Christ Jesus died, but he was also raised from the dead, and now he is on God's right side, begging God 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 Can anything separate us from the love Christ has for us? Can troubles or problems or sufferings or hunger or nakedness or danger or violent 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 it is written in the Scriptures: "For you we are in danger of death all the time. People think we are worth no more than sheep to be killed." 36 As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."
37 But in all these things we have full victory through God who showed his love for us. 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
38 Yes, I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor ruling spirits, nothing now, nothing in the future, no powers, 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
39 nothing above us, nothing below us, nor anything else in the whole world will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is in 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.