PAUL THE APOSTLE
Romans 8 ©
1 From what has been hitherto declared, the apostle draws this consolation, that there is no more condemnation for believers. 4 And exhorts them with several motives that they must not walk after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 17 Declares further that the lot of believers in this life is to suffer with Christ, but strengthens them against it with the greatness of the glory which shall follow after. 19 Sets before them the example of the whole creation, which has a natural longing after it. 23 Comforts them further by the hope which they themselves have thereof. 26 And by the help of the Holy Ghost in prayer. 28 Together with by the assurance which, notwithstanding all their sufferings, they hold fast to their election, calling, justification and glorification. 31 Concludes this comfort with a glorying in Christ against all what might be able to accuse or hinder them. 37 And assures them that through Christ they shall overcome in all things.
THERE is 1therefore now no 2condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, 3who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Fora4the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from 5the law of sin and death.
6Forb7what the law could not do, in that it was 8weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son 9in the likeness of 10sinful flesh, and 11for sin, 12condemned sinc13in the flesh:
That 14the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, 15who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Ford they 16that are after the flesh 17do mind the things of the flesh; but they 18that are after the Spirit 19the things of the Spirit.
For to be carnally minded is 20death; but to be spiritually minded is 21life and peace.
Because the carnal mind is 22enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, 23neither indeed can be.
So then they that are in the flesh 24cannot please God.
But 25ye are not 26in the flesh, but 27in the Spirit, 28if so be that the Spirit of God dwell ine29you. Now if any man have not 30the Spirit of Christ, 31he is none of his.
And if Christ be in you, 32the body is dead 33because of sin; but 34the Spirit is 35life 36because of righteousness.
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, hef that raised up Christ from the dead shall also 37quicken your mortal bodies 38by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
Therefore, brethren, we are 39debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
For if ye live after the flesh, 40ye shall die: but if ye 41through the Spirit 42do mortifyg the 43deeds of the body, ye shall live.
Forh as many as are 44led by the Spirit of God, 45they are the sons of God.
Fori ye have not received 46the spirit of bondage again to fear; butj ye have received 47the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, 48Abba, Father.
Thek Spirit itself 49beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
And if children, then heirs; heirs of 50God, and 51joint-heirs with Christ; ifl so be that we suffer 52with him, that we may be also glorified 53together.
Form I reckon that the sufferings of 54this present time are 55not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
56For the earnest expectation of 57the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
For the creature was made subject to vanity, 58not willingly, but by reason 59of him who hath subjected the same 60in hope,
Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
And not only they, but ourselves also, 61which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan 62within ourselves, waiting for 63the adoption, to wit,n64theo redemption of our body.
For we are saved by hope: but hope 65that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, 66why doth he yet hope for?
But if we hope for that we 67see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
Likewise the Spirit also 68helpeth 69our infirmities: forp70we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself 71maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
And 72he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is 73the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according 74to the will of God.
75And we know that 76all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are 77the called according 78to his purpose.
For whom he did 79foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to 80the image of his Son, that he might be theq firstborn among many brethren.
Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also 81called: and whom he called, them he also 82justified: and whom he justified, them he also 83glorified.
84What shall we then say 85to these things? Ifr God be 86for us, who can be 87against us?
He that 88spared not hiss own Son, but 89delivered him up 90for us all, how shall he not 91with him also 92freely give us 93all things?
Who shall lay any thing to 94the charge of God's elect? It is Godt that 95justifieth.
Who is he 96that condemneth? It is Christ 97that died, yea rather, that 98is risen again, who is even at 99the right hand of God, 100whou also maketh intercession for us.
101Who shall separate us 102from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
As it is written, Forv thy sake we are 103killed 104all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through 105him that loved us.
For 106I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor 107angels, 108nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from 109the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.