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The Life-Giving Spirit

8 Therefore, no condemnation x now exists for those in y Christ Jesus, z a because the Spirit’s law of life b in Christ Jesus has set you c free from the law of sin and of death. d What the law could not do e since it was limited f by the flesh, g God did. He condemned sin in the flesh by sending His own Son in flesh like ours h under sin’s domain, i and as a sin offering, j in order that the law’s requirement would be accomplished k in us who do not * walk according to the flesh l but according to the Spirit. For those who live m according to the flesh think about the things of the flesh, n but those who live o according to the Spirit, about the things of the Spirit. For the mind-set of the flesh p is death, q but the mind-set of the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind-set of the flesh is hostile r to God because it does not submit itself to God’s law, for it is unable to do so. Those who are in the flesh s cannot please God. You, however, are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, since t the Spirit of God lives in you. u But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, v he does not belong to Him. 10 Now if Christ is in you, w the body is dead x because of sin, but the Spirit y is life because of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead z lives in you, then He who raised Christ from the dead will also bring your mortal bodies to life through a His Spirit who lives in you.

The Holy Spirit’s Ministries

12 So then, * brothers, we are not obligated to the flesh to live according to the flesh, 13 for if you live according to the flesh, you are going to die. But if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, b you will live. 14 All those led by God’s Spirit c are God’s sons. d 15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, e but you received the Spirit of adoption, f by whom we cry out, “* Abba, Father!” g 16 The Spirit Himself testifies together with our spirit h that we are God’s children, 17 and if children, also heirs i—heirs of God and coheirs with Christ—seeing that j we suffer with Him k so that we may also be glorified with Him.

From Groans to Glory

18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing l with the glory m that is going to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation eagerly waits with anticipation n for God’s sons o to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected p to futility q—not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it r—in the hope 21 that the creation itself s will also be set free from the bondage of corruption into the glorious freedom of God’s children. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together with labor pains t until now. 23 And not only that, u but we ourselves who have the Spirit as the * firstfruits v—we also groan within ourselves, w eagerly waiting for adoption, x the * redemption of our bodies. y 24 Now in this hope z we were saved, yet hope a that is seen is not hope, because who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, b we eagerly wait for it with patience.

26 In the same way the Spirit also joins to help in our weakness, because we do not know what to pray for as we should, c but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us d e with unspoken groanings. 27 And He who searches the hearts f knows the Spirit’s mind-set, because He intercedes for the * saints according to the will of God.

28 We know that all things work together g for the good h of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose. i 29 For those He foreknew He also predestined j to be conformed to the image of His Son, k so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers. l 30 And those He predestined, He also called; and those He called, He also * justified; m and those He justified, He also glorified. n

The Believer’s Triumph

31 What then are we to say about these things? o

If God is for us, who is against us? p

3He did not even spare His own Son q

but offered Him up for us all; r

how will He not also with Him grant us everything?

33 Who can bring an accusation against God’s elect? s

God is the One who justifies. t

34 Who is the one who condemns? u

Christ Jesus is the One who died, v

but even more, has been raised; w

He also is at the right hand of God x

and intercedes for us. y

35 Who can separate us from the love of Christ?

Can affliction z or anguish or persecution a

or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

36 As it is written:

Because of You

we are being put to death all day long; b

we are counted as sheep to be slaughtered. c d

37 No, in all these things we are more than victorious e

through Him who loved us. f

38 For I am persuaded that not even death or life, g

angels or rulers, h

things present or things to come, i hostile powers,

39 height or depth, or any other created thing

will have the power to separate us

from the love of God j that is in Christ Jesus our Lord! k


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The complete Holman Christian Standard Bible® is now available for the first time ever! More than fifteen years in the making, crafted by the shared expertise of nearly a hundred conservative scholars and English stylists, the Holman CSB® sets the standard in painstaking biblical accuracy and pure literary form.

Accurate, yet highly readable, it's a translation committed to leaving both the grace and gravity of the original languages intact while carefully creating a smooth flow of wording for the reader.

Stylistically, this inaugural edition contributes to the clarity of the written Word, arranging the poetic portions of the Scripture into complete lines of thought, and revering God's presence on each page by capitalizing all the pronouns that refer to Him.

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