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Romans 8 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Life Through the Spirit

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:1 - Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:2 - because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you[fn] free from the law of sin and death.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:3 - For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh,[fn] God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering.[fn] And so he condemned sin in the flesh,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:4 - in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:5 - Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:6 - The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:7 - The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:8 - Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:9 - You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:10 - But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life[fn] because of righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:11 - 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 because of[fn] his Spirit who lives in you.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:12 - Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it.
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 misdeeds of the body, you will live.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:14 - For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:15 - The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.[fn] And by him we cry, “Abba,[fn] Father.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:16 - The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:17 - 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.

Present Suffering and Future Glory

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:18 - I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:19 - For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:20 - For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:21 - that[fn] the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:22 - We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:23 - Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:24 - For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:25 - But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:26 - 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 through wordless groans.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:27 - And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:28 - And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[fn] have been called according to his purpose.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:29 - For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:30 - And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

More Than Conquerors

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:31 - What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be 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, along with him, graciously give us all things?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:33 - Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:34 - Who then is the one who condemns? No one. 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:35 - Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:36 - As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”[fn]
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 convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[fn] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:39 - 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.
NIV Footnotes
The Greek is singular; some manuscripts me
In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit; also in verses 4-13.
Or flesh, for sin
Or you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive
Some manuscripts bodies through
The Greek word for adoption to sonship is a term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture; also in verse 23.
Aramaic for father
Or subjected it in hope. 21 For
Or subjected it in hope. 21 For
Or that all things work together for good to those who love God, who; or that in all things God works together with those who love him to bring about what is good—with those who
Psalm 44:22
Or nor heavenly rulers

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