Romanos 8

1 THERE is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.

2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has freed you from the Law of sin and death.

3 For, what was impossible for the Law, because it was weak through the flesh \'97 God, sending his own Son in the form of sinful flesh and for sin, condemned the sin that is in the flesh,

4 so that the righteousness required by the Law might be fulfilled in us who live not according to the flesh, but according to the spirit.

5 For those who are living according to the flesh have their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are living according to the spirit have their minds on the things of the spirit.

6 Fleshly mindedness is death, but spiritual mindedness is life and peace.

7 Therefore fleshly mindedness is hostile to God; for it is not subject to the Law of God, nor can it be.

8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

9 But you are not in the flesh, but in the spirit, if the Spirit of God dwells in you. If any one has not the Spirit of Christ, that man is not his.

10 If Christ is in you the body is dead because of sin, but the spirit is life because of righteousness.

11 If the Spirit of him who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised up Christ Jesus from the dead gives life even to your mortal bodies, through his indwelling Spirit in you.

12 So then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh to live according to the flesh;

13 for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the practices of the body, you will live.

14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

15 For you did not receive a spirit of bondage leading again to fear, but you received a spirit of sonship, in which we cry, Abba, Father.

16 The Spirit itself witnesses with our spirits that we are children of God.

17 And if children, we are also heirs \'97 heirs of God, joint heirs with Christ, since we suffer with him that we may also be glorified with him.

18 For I estimate that the sufferings of this present time amount to nothing in comparison with the glory that is to be revealed for us.

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

20 For the creation was made subject to folly not willingly, but for the sake of him who subjected it, in hope,

21 because the creation itself will be freed from the slavery of decay into the glorious freedom of the children of God.

22 For we know that all the creation groans in the pangs of childbirth until now.

23 And not the creation alone, but we ourselves also who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, groan within ourselves in expectation of the sonship, the liberation of our bodies.

24 For we are saved by hope; but hope that is seen is not hope, for what any one sees, why does he hope for?

25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we patiently wait for it.

26 Thus also the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit itself intercedes for us with sighs beyond words.

27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because he intercedes for the holy 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 For those whom he foreknew he also predetermined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the first-born among many brethren.

30 And those whom he predetermined he also called, and those whom he called he also pronounced righteous, and those whom he pronounced righteous he also glorified.

31 What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who is against us?

32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all, how shall he not with him graciously give us all things?

33 Who shall bring a charge against God's elect? God pronounces them righteous.

34 Who is there to condemn? Christ Jesus died, or rather was raised, and he is on the right hand of God interceding for us.

35 Who shall separate us from Christ's love? Shall trial or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

36 As it is written, "For thy sake we are killed all the day. We are counted as sheep for slaughter."

37 On the contrary, in all these we more than conquer through him who loved us.

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

39 nor height nor depth nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from God's love in Christ Jesus our Lord.