Romans 8

Chapter 8

The law of Christ brings life and peace—Those adopted as children of God become joint heirs with Christ—God’s elect are foreordained to eternal life—Christ makes intercession for man.

1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who awalk not after the bflesh, but after the cSpirit.

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

3 For what the law could not do, in that it was aweak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful bflesh, 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 aSpirit.

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

6 For to be acarnally minded is bdeath; but to be cspiritually minded is life and dpeace.

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

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

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

10 And if aChrist be in you, bthe body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of crighteousness.

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 aquicken your bmortal 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 ashall die: but if ye through the Spirit do bmortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

14 For as many as are aled by the bSpirit of God, they are the csons of God.

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

16 The Spirit itself beareth awitness with our bspirit, that we are the cchildren of God:

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

18 For I reckon that the asufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the bglory which shall be revealed cin us.

19 For the aearnest expectation of the bcreature waiteth for the cmanifestation of the sons of God.

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

21 Because the acreature itself also shall be bdelivered from the bondage of ccorruption into the glorious dliberty of the children of God.

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

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

24 For we are saved by ahope: but hope that is bseen 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 ahelpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should bpray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh cintercession for us with dgroanings which cannot be uttered.

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

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

29 aFor whom he did bforeknow, he also cdid predestinate dto be conformed to the eimage of his Son, that he might be the ffirstborn among many brethren.

30 Moreover whom he adid 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 abe against us?

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

33 Who shall alay 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 aintercession for us.

35 Who shall separate us from the alove of Christ? shall btribulation, or distress, or cpersecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

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

37 Nay, in all these things we are amore than bconquerors 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 aseparate us from the blove of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.