Deliverance from Bondage
1 Therefore there is now no acondemnation for those who are bin cChrist Jesus.
2 For athe law of the Spirit of life 1in bChrist Jesus chas set you free from the law of sin and of death.
3 For awhat the Law could not do, 1bweak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in cthe likeness of 2sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh,
4 so that the arequirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who bdo not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
5 For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on athe things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, bthe things of the Spirit.
6 aFor the mind set on the flesh is bdeath, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace,
7 because the mind set on the flesh is ahostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so,
8 and those who are ain the flesh cannot please God.
9 However, you are not ain the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God bdwells in you. But cif anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.
10 aIf Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is 1alive because of righteousness.
11 But if the Spirit of Him who araised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, bHe who raised cChrist Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies 1through His Spirit who dwells in you.
12 So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh—
13 for aif you are living according to the flesh, you 1must die; but if by the Spirit you are bputting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
14 For all who are abeing led by the Spirit of God, these are bsons of God.
15 For you ahave not received a spirit of slavery 1leading to fear again, but you bhave received 2a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “cAbba! Father!”
16 The Spirit Himself atestifies with our spirit that we are bchildren of God,
17 and if children, aheirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, bif indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.
18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time aare not worthy to be compared with the bglory that is to be revealed to us.