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Romans 8:1-39 (King James Version)

1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

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

15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

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

32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.

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

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

36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that 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.

 

Romans 8:1-39  (New International Version)

1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,

2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.

3 For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man,

4 in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit.

5 Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.

6 The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace;

7 the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so.

8 Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.

9 You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.

10 But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness.

11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.

12 Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation—but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it.

13 For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live,

14 because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

15 For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."

16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.

17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

19 The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed.

20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope

21 that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.


22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.

23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has?

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

26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.

27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

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

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

33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.

34 Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

36 As it is written:
"For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."

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

38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,

39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

 

Romans 8:1-39  (SDA Clear Word Bible)

1 Therefore, there is no longer condemnation to those who hide in Christ, who refuse to follow the dictates of their sinful human natures, but whose lives are guided by the Holy Spirit.

2 There is now a new nature working in me giving me a totally different motive for serving God. This new nature is a gift from the Holy Spirit who through Christ has freed me from the controlling power of my sinful human nature which always stands ready to put me back on the road to death.

3 God's instructions, no matter how well-known or how holy and good they are, are powerless to save me from my sinful self. But what God's law could not do, God's Son did. Jesus took on human nature and demonstrated by the power of the Holy Spirit that sin can be overcome.

4 This disproves any notion that there is no way out for human beings except to be slaves to their own sinful natures. The Lord Jesus did this to give us an example that we can do it, too, when we are not controlled by our sinning but by the Holy Spirit.

5 This means that those who try to live lives of right-doing by their own power are doing what their sinful nature wants them to do. But those who have tasted the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives will live the way the Holy Spirit wants them to live.

6 To act on the promptings of our sinful nature brings death, but to act on the promptings of the Holy Spirit brings life and peace.

7 The mind of fallen man does not lead him to depend on God, because his mind is not in harmony with God's law and never will be.

8 Those who are controlled by their sinful human nature cannot have fellowship with God.

9 If you let the Spirit of God live in you, you no longer operate under the control of the sinful nature but under the control of the Spirit. If a person doesn't have Christ's Spirit, he doesn't really belong to Christ.

10 If Christ through His Spirit is in you, even though your bodies are aging and will one day die, His Spirit means eternal life to you because of God's free gift of righteousness.

11 If the Spirit of God who raised Jesus Christ from the dead dwells in you, then He who raised Christ from the dead will also raise you from the dead through the same Holy Spirit, who's already in you.

12 We are not obligated to give in to a sinful human nature, to do what it tells us to do.

13 If we do, we'll die. But if by the power of the Holy Spirit we do what is right, even though it doesn't feel natural for us, we will be given eternal life.

14 Those who are guided by the holy Spirit are the sons of God.

15 So you don't have to live in uncertainty and keep worrying about your salvation. You've been given the Holy Spirit, which means that God has adopted you and claimed you as His own. You may truly call Him Father.

16 When we claim God as our Father, it is the Holy Spirit who testifies with us that we truly are God's children.

17 If we are God's children, then we're His heirs and fellow-heirs with Christ, provided that we share in the struggles and suffering which Christ also had living a righteous life in a sinful world. If we share in His suffering, we will also share in His glory.

18 The self-denial, temptations and sufferings that we go through in this world because we're Christians are not even worth mentioning when compared with the glory that God will bestow on us when He comes.

19 In fact, creation itself is waiting for our full restoration as heirs and sons of God, which in Christ is our right.

20 All creation has suffered because of man's rebellion and sin. Nature did not choose to rebel, yet God allowed it to suffer with us. It, too, looks forward in hope to the restoration of all things just as we do.

21 Yes, nature itself will be delivered from the effects of sin and will once again breathe freely and enjoy God's liberty, as all of us will.

22 Right now, all creation is in pain and has been groaning under the load of sin since the beginning of our rebellion.

23 Not only is nature groaning, but so are those of us who have tasted the creative power of the holy Spirit as we wait in hope for the gift of a new body.

24 Hope is vital as we look forward to our restoration. If God answered all our prayers and gave us everything we asked for, we would not long for anything better. If we had everything, there would be nothing to look forward to.

25 But if we hope for what we don't have, then hope helps us persevere. In this sense,hope strengthens our faith in God and our belief in His promise.

26 The Holy Spirit is always ready to help us. We don't even know how we should pray or what we need, and when we think we do, we don't know how to say it right. The Holy Spirit takes our deepest emotions and longings and puts them into the beautiful language of heaven, pleading with God for us as if we were right there.

27 Actually, God knows our hearts and what the Holy Spirit is going to say even before He puts them into words, because the Spirit is in harmony with God's will for us.

28 We know that God will make everything that happens to us in this life come out for our eventual good, as long as we trust Him and remain true to the purpose for which He called us.

29 God knows everyone born into this world. His plan is that all of us should be like His Son. This makes His Son the firstborn in God's family, making us all brothers and sisters.

30 God has predestined those who believe in Him to be like His Son, so He gives us the help that we need. Therefore, whoever accepts His Son, He justifies; those whom He justifies, He intends to glorify.

31 When we think about all this, what can we say? If God is for us, who can be against us?

32 If God loved us so much that He did not spare His own Son, but let Him suffer for us all, wouldn't He willingly do anything else to help us?

33 Who, then, has a right to bring a charge against those whom God has chosen, against those who have responded to His call. It is God Himself who stands by their side and justifies them.

34 Who dares to condemn what God does? It was God's own Son who died, who rose again and who is now at the right hand of God confirming our standing with the Father before the universe.

35 Who can separate us from the love of Christ? Should troubles, hardships, persecutions, hunger, poverty, danger or threat of death separate us from Him?

36 As the Scriptures say, "For your sake, Lord, we are willing to face death every day of our lives. We are regarded by the world as sheep to be slaughtered."

37 No. Christ's love for us enables us not only to endure such things, but even to over come them.

38 I am convinced that nothing can force its way between us and Christ, whether it's life or death, angels or earthly powers or forces in the universe, things present or things to come,

39 heights or depths, or any living being you can name, because God's love for us is made manifest by our redemption through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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