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Romans 8 (Today's New International Version)

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Life Through the Spirit

1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation1 for those who are in Christ Jesus,2 2 because through Christ Jesus3 the law of the Spirit who gives life4 has set youa free5 from the law of sin6 and death. 3 For what the law was powerless7 to do because it was weakened by the sinful nature,b8 God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful humanity9 to be a sin offering.c10 And so he condemned sin in human flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement11 of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit.12 5 Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires;13 but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.14 6 The mind controlled by the sinful natured is death,15 but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life16 and peace. 7 The sinful minde is hostile to God;17 it does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so. 8 Those controlled by the sinful nature18 cannot please God. 9 You, however, are not controlled by the sinful nature19 but are in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you.20 And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ,21 they do not belong to Christ. 10 But if Christ is in you,22 then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives lifef because of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead23 is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies24 because ofg his Spirit who lives in you. 12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation--but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it.25 13 For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die;26 but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body,27 you will live.28 14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God29 are the children of God.30 15 The Spirit31 you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again;32 rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.h And by him we cry, ""Abba,"i Father."33 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit34 that we are God's children.35 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs36--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings37 in order that we may also share in his glory.38

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.39 19 The creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God40 to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it,41 in hope 21 thatj the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay42 and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.43 22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning44 as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit,45 groan46 inwardly as we wait eagerly47 for our adoption, the redemption of our bodies.48 24 For in this hope we were saved.49 But hope that is seen is no hope at all.50 Who hopes for what they already have? 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.51 26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit52 himself intercedes for us53 through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts54 knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes55 for God's people in accordance with the will of God. 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good56 of those who love him, whok have been called57 according to his purpose.58 29 For those God foreknew59 he also predestined60 to be conformed to the image of his Son,61 that he might be the firstborn62 among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined,63 he also called;64 those he called, he also justified;65 those he justified, he also glorified.66

More Than Conquerors

31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things?67 If God is for us,68 who can be against us?69 32 He who did not spare his own Son,70 but gave him up for us all--how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge71 against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then can condemn?72 No one. Christ Jesus who died73--more than that, who was raised to life74--is at the right hand of God75 and is also interceding for us.76 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?77 Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?78 36 As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."l79 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors80 through him who loved us.81 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,m neither the present nor the future,82 nor any powers,83 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God84 that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.85
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