Romans 8:13-23 NIV

13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.

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      14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.

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      15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.a And by him we cry, “Abba,b Father.”

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        • … 8:15 - The Greek word for "adoption to sonship" is a term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture; also in verse 23.
        • † 8:15 - Aramaic for "father"
          16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

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          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.

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          Present Suffering and Future Glory

          18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

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          19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.

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            • 40 8:19 - S ver 14
              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

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              21 thatc the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.

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                • ‡ 8:21 - Or "subjected it in hope. " 21"For"
                  22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.

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                  23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.

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