THE EPISTLE OF PAUL
D. Freedom in the Spirit
by the Indwelling Christ
1. The Law of the Spirit of Life
1 There is 1now then no 2condemnation to those who are 3in Christ Jesus.
2 For the 1law of the 2Spirit of 3life has 4freed 5me in Christ Jesus from the 6alaw of sin and of death.
3 For that which the 1law could 2not do, in that it was aweak through the flesh, God, sending His own Son in the 3likeness of the flesh of sin and concerning sin, condemned sin in the flesh,
4 That the righteous requirement of the law might be 1fulfilled in us, who do not 2awalk according to the flesh but according to the 3spirit.
5 For those who are according to the flesh mind the 1things of the flesh; but those who are 2according to the spirit, the 3things of the Spirit.
6 For 1the mind set on the flesh is 2death, but 3the mind set on the spirit is 2alife and bpeace.
2. The Indwelling Christ
7 Because the mind set on the flesh is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, for neither can it be.
8 And 1those who are 2in the flesh cannot please God.
9 But you are not in the flesh, but in the spirit, if indeed the 1Spirit of God 2dwells in you. Yet 3if anyone does not have the 4aSpirit of Christ, he is not 5of Him.
10 But if 1aChrist is 2in you, though the 3body is 4dead because of sin, the 5spirit is 6life because of 7righteousness.
11 And if the 1Spirit of 2the One who raised Jesus from the dead 3adwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also 4bgive life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who 3indwells you.
12 So then, brothers, we are debtors not to the flesh to 1live according to the flesh;
13 For if you live according to the flesh, you must 1die, but if by the Spirit you 2aput to death the 3practices of the body, you will live.
A. Heirs of Glory
14 For as many as are 1led by the 2Spirit of God, these are 3asons of God.
15 For you have not received a spirit of slavery bringing you into fear again, but you have received a 1aspirit of sonship in which we bcry, 2Abba, Father!
16 The Spirit Himself awitnesses 1with 2our bspirit that 3we are cchildren of God.
17 And if children, aheirs also; on the one hand, heirs of God; on the other, joint heirs with Christ, 1if indeed we bsuffer with Him that we may also be cglorified with Him.
18 For I 1consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the coming aglory to be revealed 2upon us.
19 For the 1anxious watching of the creation eagerly awaits the 2revelation of the sons of God.
20 For the creation was made subject to avanity, not of its own will, but because of Him who subjected it,
21 In hope that the creation itself will also be 1freed from the slavery of corruption into the freedom of the aglory of the children of God.
22 For we know that the whole creation groans together and travails in pain together until now.
23 And not only so, but we ourselves also, who have 1the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves 2groan in ourselves, eagerly awaiting 3asonship, the bredemption of our body.
24 For we were saved in hope. But a ahope that is seen is not hope, for who hopes for what he sees?
25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly await it through endurance.
26 Moreover, 1in like manner the Spirit also joins in to help us in our 2weakness, for we do not know for what we should pray as is fitting, but the Spirit Himself aintercedes for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
27 But He who searches the hearts knows what the 1mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints 2according to God.
B. Heirs Conformed
28 And we know that 1all things 2work together for 3good to those who 4love God, to those who are acalled according to His 5purpose.
29 Because those whom He 1foreknew, He also 2apredestinated to be 3conformed to the bimage of His Son, that He might be the 4cFirstborn among 5many dbrothers;
30 And those whom He predestinated, these He also called; and those whom He called, these He also 1ajustified; and those whom He justified, these He also 2bglorified.
C. Heirs Inseparable from God's Love
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
32 Indeed, He who did not spare His own Son, but adelivered Him up for us all, how shall He not also with Him freely give us ball things?
33 Who shall bring a acharge against God's chosen ones? 1It is God who bjustifies.
34 Who is he who condemns? 1It is Christ Jesus who adied and, rather, who bwas raised, who is also 2cat the right hand of God, who also 3dintercedes for us.
35 Who shall separate us from the alove of Christ? Shall tribulation or anguish or persecution or famine or nakedness or peril or sword?
36 As it is written, a"For Your sake we are being bput to death all day long; we have been accounted as sheep for slaughter.''
37 But in all these things we 1more than conquer through Him who loved us.
38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life nor angels nor principalities nor things present nor things to come nor powers
39 Nor height nor depth nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the 1alove of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.