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The New King James Version

Romans 8:1–17

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Free from Indwelling Sin

8 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, awho 1do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For bthe law of cthe Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from dthe law of sin and death. For ewhat the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, fGod did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who gdo not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For hthose who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, ithe things of the Spirit. For jto be 2carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because kthe 3carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, lnor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. 10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of mHim who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, nHe who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies 4through His Spirit who dwells in you.

Sonship Through the Spirit

12 oTherefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For pif you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you qput to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For ras many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For syou did not receive the spirit of bondage again tto fear, but you received the uSpirit of adoption by whom we cry out, v“Abba, 5Father.” 16 wThe Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then xheirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, yif indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

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