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Romans 8 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Those who belong to Christ Jesus are no longer under God's sentence. 1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,
2 I am now controlled by the law of the Holy Spirit. That law gives me life because of what Christ Jesus has done. It has set me free from the law of sin that brings 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 written law was made weak by our sinful nature. But God did what the written law could not do. He made his Son to be like those who have a sinful nature. He sent him to be an offering for sin. In that way, he judged sin in his Son's human body. 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 Now we can do everything the law requires. Our sinful nature no longer controls the way we live. The Holy Spirit now controls the way we live. 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 Don't live under the control of your sinful nature. If you do, you will think about what your sinful nature wants. Live under the control of the Holy Spirit. If you do, you will think about 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 The way a sinful person thinks leads to death. But the mind controlled by the Spirit brings life and peace. 6 The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace;
7 The sinful mind is at war with God. It does not obey God's law. It can't. 7 the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so.
8 Those who are controlled by their sinful nature can't please God. 8 Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.
9 But your sinful nature does not control you. The Holy Spirit controls you. The Spirit of God lives in you. Anyone 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 Christ lives in you. So your body is dead because of sin. But your spirit is alive because you have been made 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 The Spirit of the One who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you. So the God who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your bodies, which are going to die. He will do this by the power of his Spirit, who 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 Brothers and sisters, we have a duty. Our duty is not to live under the control of our sinful nature. 12 Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation--but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it.
13 If you live under the control of your sinful nature, you will die. But by the power of the Holy Spirit you can put to death the sins your body commits. Then 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 the Spirit of God are children of God. 14 because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
15 You didn't receive a spirit that makes you a slave to fear once again. Instead you received the Holy Spirit, who makes you God's child. By the Spirit's power we call God ""Abba."" "Abba" means 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 The Spirit himself joins with our spirits. Together they give witness that we are God's children. 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.
17 As his children, we will receive all that he has for us. We will share what Christ receives. But we must share in his sufferings if we want to share in 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 What we are suffering now is nothing compared with the glory that will be shown in us. 18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
19 Everything God created looks forward to the time when his children will appear in their full and final glory. 19 The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed.
20 The created world was bound to fail. But that was not the result of its own choice. It was planned that way by the One who made it. God planned 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 to set the created world free. He didn't want it to rot away completely. Instead, he wanted it to have the same glorious freedom that his children have. 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 all that God created has been groaning. It is in pain as if it were giving birth to a child. The created world continues to groan even now. 22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.
23 And that's not all. We have the Holy Spirit as the promise of future blessing. But we also groan inside ourselves as we look forward to the time when God will adopt us as full members of his family. Then he will give us everything he has for us. He will raise our bodies and give glory to them. 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 That's the hope we had when we were saved. But hope that can be seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? 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 We hope for what we don't have yet. So we are patient as we wait for it. 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
26 In the same way, the Holy Spirit helps us when we are weak. We don't know what we should pray for. But the Spirit himself prays for us. He prays with groans too deep for words. 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, who looks into our hearts, knows the mind of the Spirit. And the Spirit prays for God's people just as God wants him to pray. 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 the good of those who love him. He appointed them to be saved in keeping with 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 God planned that those he had chosen would become like his Son. In that way, Christ will be the first and most honored among 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 And those God has planned for, he has also appointed to be saved. Those he has appointed, he has made right with himself. To those he has made right with himself, he has given his glory. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
31 What should we say then? Since God is on our side, 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 God did not spare his own Son. He gave him up for us all. Then won't he also freely give us everything else? 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 bring any charge against God's chosen ones? God makes us right with himself. 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.
34 Who can sentence us to death? Christ Jesus is at the right hand of God and is also praying for us. He died. More than that, he was raised to life. 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 can separate us from Christ's love? Can trouble or hard times or harm or hunger? Can nakedness or danger or war? 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 It is written, "Because of you, we face death all day long. We are considered as sheep to be killed." #1(Psalm 44:22)#2 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 will do even more than win! We owe it all to Christ, who has loved us. 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
38 I am absolutely sure that not even death or life can separate us from God's love. Not even angels or demons, the present or the future, or any powers can do that. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
39 Not even the highest places or the lowest, or anything else in all creation can do that. Nothing at all can ever separate us from God's love because of what Christ Jesus our Lord has done. 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.