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Romans 8 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Life in the Spirit

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:1 - There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:2 - For the law of the Spirit of life has set you[fn] free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:3 - For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin,[fn] he condemned sin in the flesh,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:4 - in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:5 - For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:6 - For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:7 - For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:8 - Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:9 - You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:10 - But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:11 - If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus[fn] from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.

Heirs with Christ

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:12 - So then, brothers,[fn] we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:13 - For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:14 - For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons[fn] of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:15 - For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:16 - The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:17 - and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

Future Glory

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:18 - For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:19 - For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:20 - For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:21 - that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:22 - For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:23 - And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:24 - For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:25 - But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:26 - Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:27 - And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because[fn] the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:28 - And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,[fn] for those who are called according to his purpose.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:29 - For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:30 - And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

God’s Everlasting Love

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:31 - What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be[fn] against us?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:32 - He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:33 - Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:34 - Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:35 - Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:36 - As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:37 - No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:38 - For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:39 - nor 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.
ESV Footnotes
Some manuscripts add who walk not according to the flesh (but according to the Spirit)
Some manuscripts me
Or and as a sin offering
Some manuscripts lack Jesus
Or brothers and sisters; also verse 29
See discussion on “sons” in the Preface
Or that
Some manuscripts God works all things together for good, or God works in all things for the good
Or who is
Or Is it Christ Jesus who died… for us?

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