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Chapter 8

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. 19 For the aanxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for bthe revealing of the csons of God. 20 For the creation awas subjected to bfutility, not willingly, but cbecause of Him who subjected it, 1in hope 21 that athe creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation agroans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. 23 aAnd not only this, but also we ourselves, having bthe first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves cgroan within ourselves, dwaiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, ethe redemption of our body. 24 For ain hope we have been saved, but bhope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? 25 But aif we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.

Our Victory in Christ

26 In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for awe do not know how to pray as we should, but bthe Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; 27 and aHe who searches the hearts knows what bthe mind of the Spirit is, because He cintercedes for the 1saints according to the will of God.

28 And we know that 1God causes aall things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are bcalled according to His purpose. 29 For those whom He aforeknew, He also bpredestined to become cconformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the dfirstborn among many brethren; 30 and these whom He apredestined, He also bcalled; and these whom He called, He also cjustified; and these whom He justified, He also dglorified.

31 aWhat then shall we say to these things? bIf God is for us, who is against us? 32 He who adid not spare His own Son, but bdelivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? 33 Who will bring a charge against aGod’s elect? bGod is the one who justifies; 34 who is the one who acondemns? Christ Jesus is He who bdied, yes, rather who was 1craised, who is dat the right hand of God, who also eintercedes for us. 35 Who will separate us from athe love of 1Christ? Will btribulation, or distress, or cpersecution, or cfamine, or cnakedness, or cperil, or sword? 36 Just as it is written,

aFor Your sake we are being put to death all day long;

We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

37 But in all these things we overwhelmingly aconquer through bHim who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither adeath, nor life, nor bangels, nor principalities, nor athings present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from athe love of God, which is bin Christ Jesus our Lord.

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