Romans 8:1–17

The Believer’s Relationship to the Holy Spirit

8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.1 8:2 For the law of the life-giving Spirit2 in Christ Jesus has set you3 free from the law of sin and death. 8:3 For God achieved what the law could not do because4 it was weakened through the flesh. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and concerning sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 8:4 so that the righteous requirement of the law may be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

8:5 For those who live according to the flesh have their outlook shaped by5 the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit have their outlook shaped by the things of the Spirit. 8:6 For the outlook6 of the flesh is death, but the outlook of the Spirit is life and peace, 8:7 because the outlook of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to the law of God, nor is it able to do so. 8:8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. 8:9 You, however, are not in7 the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, this person does not belong to him. 8:10 But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, but8 the Spirit is your life9 because of righteousness. 8:11 Moreover if the Spirit of the one10 who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, the one who raised Christ11 from the dead will also make your mortal bodies alive through his Spirit who lives in you.12

8:12 So then,13 brothers and sisters,14 we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh 8:13 (for if you live according to the flesh, you will15 die),16 but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live. 8:14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are17 the sons of God. 8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery leading again to fear,18 but you received the Spirit of adoption,19 by whom20 we cry, “Abba, Father.” 8:16 The Spirit himself bears witness to21 our spirit that we are God’s children. 8:17 And if children, then heirs (namely, heirs of God and also fellow heirs with Christ)22—if indeed we suffer with him so we may also be glorified with him.

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