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Life in the Spirit

81There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.1

Some manuscripts add who walk not according to the flesh (but according to the Spirit)

2For the law of hthe Spirit of life ihas set you2 free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

12; See 6:14, 18; 7:4

1 Cor. 15:45; 2 Cor. 3:6

Some manuscripts me

3For jGod has done what the law, kweakened by the flesh, lcould not do. mBy sending his own Son nin the likeness of sinful flesh and ofor sin,3 he condemned sin in the flesh,

Lev. 16:5; Heb. 10:6, 8; 13:11

Phil. 2:7; See John 1:14

2 Cor. 5:21

Heb. 10:6, 8

Gal. 4:9; Heb. 7:18

Heb. 10:1, 10, 14; See Acts 13:39

Or and as a sin offering

4in order that pthe righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, qwho walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Gal. 5:16, 25

1:32; 2:26

5For rthose who live according to the flesh set their minds on sthe things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on tthe things of the Spirit.

Gal. 5:22, 25

Gal. 5:19-21

[Gal. 6:8]

6For to set uthe mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

13; [Col. 2:18]; See 6:21

7For the mind that is set on the flesh is vhostile to God, for it does not submit to Gods law; windeed, it cannot.

1 Cor. 2:14

James 4:4

8Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

9You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact xthe Spirit of God dwells in you. yAnyone who does not have zthe Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.

See Acts 16:7

Jude 19; [John 14:17]

11; 1 Cor. 3:16; 6:19; 2 Cor. 6:16; 2 Tim. 1:14

10But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

11If the Spirit of ahim who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus4 from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies bthrough his Spirit who dwells in you.

[2 Cor. 3:6]

See Acts 2:24

Some manuscripts lack Jesus

Heirs with Christ

12So then, brothers,5 we are debtors, cnot to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.

See 2

Or brothers and sisters; also verse 29

13For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you dput to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

Col. 3:5

14For all who are eled by the Spirit of God are fsons6 of God.

16, 19; 9:8, 26; Deut. 14:1; Hos. 1:10; John 1:12

Gal. 5:18

See discussion on sons in the Preface

15For gyou did not receive hthe spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of iadoption as sons, by whom we cry, j“Abba! Father!”

Gal. 4:6; [Mark 14:36]

23; Gal. 4:5; [9:4; Isa. 56:5; Jer. 31:9]

2 Tim. 1:7; [Gal. 2:4; Heb. 2:15; 1 John 4:18]

1 Cor. 2:12

16kThe Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,

2 Cor. 1:22; 5:5; Eph. 1:13; 1 John 3:24

17and if children, then lheirsheirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, mprovided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

2 Cor. 1:7; 2 Tim. 2:12; See Acts 14:22

Gal. 3:29; 4:7; Titus 3:7

Future Glory

18For I consider that the sufferings of this present time nare not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

2 Cor. 4:17; [1 Pet. 1:5]

19For the creation waits with eager longing for othe revealing of the sons of God.

1 Pet. 4:13; 5:1; 1 John 3:2; [2:7]

20For the creation pwas subjected to futility, not willingly, but qbecause of him who subjected it, in hope

Gen. 3:17

Gen. 3:18; Eccles. 1:2

21that rthe creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.

[Acts 3:21]

22For we know that sthe whole creation thas been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.

Jer. 12:4, 11

Mark 16:15

23And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have uthe firstfruits of the Spirit, vgroan inwardly as wwe wait eagerly for adoption as sons, xthe redemption of our bodies.

See 7:24; Luke 21:28

19, 25; Isa. 25:9; Gal. 5:5

2 Cor. 5:2, 4

[2 Cor. 5:5; James 1:18]

24For yin this hope we were saved. Now zhope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees?

2 Cor. 4:18; Heb. 11:1

[1 Thess. 1:3; 5:8]

25But if we hope for what we do not see, we await for it with patience.

[1 Thess. 1:3; 5:8]

26Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For bwe do not know what to pray for as we ought, but cthe Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

Zech. 12:10; Eph. 6:18; See John 14:16

[Matt. 20:22; James 4:3]

27And dhe who searches hearts knows what is ethe mind of the Spirit, because7 the Spirit fintercedes for the saints gaccording to the will of God.

[1 John 5:14]


See 6

1 Sam. 16:7; 1 Chr. 28:9; Prov. 15:11; 17:3; Jer. 11:20; 17:10; Luke 16:15; 1 Thess. 2:4

Or that

28And we know that for those who love God all things work together hfor good,8 for ithose who are called according to his purpose.

9:24; 1 Cor. 1:9; 7:15, 17; Gal. 1:15; 5:8; Eph. 4:1, 4; 2 Tim. 1:9

Ezra 8:22; [Eccles. 8:12]

Some manuscripts God works all things together for good, or God works in all things for the good

29For those whom he jforeknew he also kpredestined lto be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be mthe firstborn among many brothers.

Col. 1:15, 18; Heb. 1:6; Rev. 1:5

Phil. 3:21; [1 Cor. 15:49; Col. 3:10]; See 1 John 3:2

1 Cor. 2:7; Eph. 1:5, 11; [9:23]

11:2; 1 Pet. 1:2

30And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also njustified, and those whom he justified he also oglorified.

John 17:22; [Heb. 2:10]

1 Cor. 6:11

Gods Everlasting Love

31What then shall we say to these things? pIf God is for us, who can be9 against us?

Num. 14:9; 2 Kgs. 6:16; Ps. 118:6; 1 John 4:4

Or who is

32qHe who did not spare his own Son but rgave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

See 4:25

John 3:16

33Who shall bring any charge against Gods elect? sIt is God who justifies.

Isa. 50:8; [Rev. 12:10]

34tWho is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who diedmore than that, who was raiseduwho is at the right hand of God, vwho indeed is interceding for us.10

Heb. 7:25; 1 John 2:1; [27]

See Mark 16:19


10)Or Is it Christ Jesus who died for us?

35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

36As it is written,

w“For your sake xwe are being killed all the day long;

  we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”

1 Cor. 4:9; 15:30; 2 Cor. 4:10; See Acts 20:24

Cited from Ps. 44:22

37No, in all these things we are more than yconquerors through zhim who loved us.

Gal. 2:20; Eph. 5:2; Rev. 1:5; 3:9

1 Cor. 15:57; See John 16:33

38For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,

39nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.