Romanos 8

1 Those who live through in union withbecause of Jesus Christ have no condemnation. They do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

2 The law of the Spirit gives us life through withbecause of Christ Jesus. It has set me free from the law of sin and death.

3 God did what the Law could not do, because human nature was weak. He sent his own son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering and do away with sin. So he condemned sin in sinful human nature.

4 God did this so that the righteous requirements of the Law might be fully satisfied in us who live according to the Spirit, and not according to human nature.

5 They who live according to flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh. They who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.

6 The mind of sinful flesh fleshly thought means death; but the mind influenced by the Spirit gives life and peace.

7 This is because the mind of the flesh is hostile toward God. It is not subject to the law of God for it cannot be.

8 Those influenced by the sinful flesh cannot please God.

9 But you are not in flesh but in Spirit, if indeed God’s Spirit dwells in you. If any one does not have the Spirit of Christ he does not belong to him.

10 If Christ is with you, the body is dead on account of sin, but the Spirit is life on account of righteousness.

11 If the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from among the dead dwells with you, he who raised Christ from among the dead shall also make your mortal bodies alive. This is on account of his Spirit that dwells with you.

12 So then, brothers we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to flesh human nature,

13 for if you live according to flesh, you are about to die. If by the Spirit, you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

14 All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

15 For you have not received a spirit of bondage again causing fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Father, Father! Chaldee: Abba, meaning father.

16 The Spirit itself Greek:autos ho pneumaitself the Spirit bears witness with our spirit mind and heart, that we are children of God.

17 If children, then heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ. If indeed we suffer with him we may also be glorified with him.

18 I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that will be revealed in us.

19 For the earnest expectation of the creation is waiting for the manifestation revelationdisclosure of the sons of God.

20 For the creation was subject to corruption, not by it’s own will but by reason of the one who subjected it on the basis of hope.

21 The creation will also be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

22 For we know that the whole creation groans and is in pain together until now.

23 We also, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption and the release from our bodies by ransom.

24 We are saved by this hope. But hope that is seen is not hope. For does a man hope for what he sees?

25 If we hope for what we do not see, do we have patience to wait for it?

26 Likewise the Spirit also helps our weaknesses. We do not know what we should pray for, as we should. The Spirit of God makes intercession with groaning that cannot be spoken.

27 So he who searches the hearts knows what is the inclination purposemind-set of the Spirit of God, because the Spirit makes intercession for the holy ones according to the will of God.

28 We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.

29 Those he first recognized, he ordained in advance that they be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

30 He ordained in advance the ones he called. He declared righteous the ones he called. He also glorified those he declared righteous.

31 What shall we then say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

32 He that did not spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, will he not with him freely give us all things?

33 Who will bring any charge against the ones God has chosen? It is God who justifies makes righteous.

34 Who is he that condemns? It is Christ that died, yes rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.

35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

36 It is written: »For your sake we are put to death all day long. We are considered as sheep for the slaughter.« (Psalm 44:22)

37 In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

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

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Ephesians 6:12)