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Romans 8:1–17

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Life Through the Spirit

8 Therefore, there is now no condemnationg for those who are in Christ Jesus,h because through Christ Jesusi the law of the Spirit who gives lifej has set youa freek from the law of sinl and death. For what the law was powerlessm to do because it was weakened by the flesh,b n God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesho to be a sin offering.c p And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirementq of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.r

Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires;s but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.t The mind governed by the flesh is death,u but the mind governed by the Spirit is lifev and peace. The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God;w it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those who are in the realm of the fleshx cannot please God.

You, however, are not in the realm of the fleshy but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you.z And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ,a they do not belong to Christ. 10 But if Christ is in you,b then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives lifed because of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the deadc is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodiesd because ofe his Spirit who lives in you.

12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it.e 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die;f but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body,g you will live.h

14 For those who are led by the Spirit of Godi are the children of God.j 15 The Spiritk you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again;l rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.f And by him we cry, “Abba,g Father.”m 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spiritn that we are God’s children.o 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirsp—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferingsq in order that we may also share in his glory.r

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The Greek is singular; some manuscripts me

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In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit; also in verses 4–13.

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Or flesh, for sin

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Or you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive

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Some manuscripts bodies through

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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.

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Aramaic for father

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