Romans 8:13-23 NIV

13 For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die;1 but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body,2 you will live,3

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      14 because those who are led by the Spirit of God4 are sons of God.5

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      15 For you did not receive a spirit6 that makes you a slave again to fear,7 but you received the Spirit of sonship.a And by him we cry, ""Abba,"b Father."8

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        • g 8:15 - Or "adoption"
        • h 8:15 - Aramaic for "Father"
          16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit9 that we are God's children.10

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          17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs11--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings12 in order that we may also share in his glory.13

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          Future Glory

          18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.14

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          19 The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God15 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,16 in hope

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              21 thatc the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay17 and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.18

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                • i 8:21 - ,21 Or "subjected it in hope. 21 For"
                  22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning19 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,20 groan21 inwardly as we wait eagerly22 for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.23

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