THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
Law of Christ brings life and peace—Those adopted as sons of God become joint-heirs with Christ—God’s elect are foreordained to eternal life—Christ makes intercession for man.
therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who awalk
not after the bflesh
, but after the cSpirit
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me afree
from the law of sin and death.
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:
That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the aSpirit
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.
Because the acarnal
mind is benmity
against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
So then they that are ain
the flesh cannot please God.
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.
And if aChrist be
in you, bthe
dead because of sin; but the Spirit is
life because of crighteousness
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
bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
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.
For as many as are aled
by the bSpirit
of God, they are the csons
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.
And if children, then heirs; aheirs
of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we bsuffer
that we may be also glorified together.
For I reckon that the asufferings
of this present time are
not worthy to be compared
with the bglory
which shall be revealed cin
For the creature was made subject to avanity
, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same
For we know that the whole creation agroaneth
and travaileth in pain together until now.
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.
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?
But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
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.
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
And we know that all things work together for agood
to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his
whom he did bforeknow
, he also cdid
be conformed to the eimage
of his Son, that he might be the ffirstborn
among many brethren.
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.
What shall we then say to these things? If God be
for us, who can abe
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
Who shall alay
any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is
God that justifieth.
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
Who shall separate us from the alove
of Christ? shall btribulation
, or distress, or cpersecution
, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
As it is written, For thy sake we are akilled
all the day long; we are accounted as bsheep
for the slaughter.
Nay, in all these things we are amore
through him that loved us.
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
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.