Romans 8:15-16

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.”
16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

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Cross References 5

  • 1. S John 20:22
  • 2. S 2 Timothy 1:7; Hebrews 2:15
  • 3. Mark 14:36; Galatians 4:5,6
  • 4. 2 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:13
  • 5. S ver 14; S John 1:12

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. 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.
  • [b]. Aramaic for "father"
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