Romans 8
Literal Standard Version Par ▾ 
1There is, then, now no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit; 2for the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus set me free from the law of sin and of death; 3for what the Law was not able to do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, His own Son having sent in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh, 4that the righteousness of the Law may be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 5For those who are according to the flesh, mind the things of the flesh; and those according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit; 6for the mind of the flesh [is] death, and the mind of the Spirit—life and peace; 7because the mind of the flesh [is] enmity to God, for to the Law of God it does not subject itself, 8for neither is it able; and those who are in the flesh are not able to please God.

9And you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you; and if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ—this one is not His; 10and if Christ [is] in you, the body, indeed, [is] dead because of sin, and the Spirit [is] life because of righteousness, 11and if the Spirit of Him who raised up Jesus out of the dead dwells in you, He who raised up the Christ out of the dead will also quicken your dying bodies, through His Spirit dwelling in you.

12So, then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh; 13for if according to the flesh you live, you are about to die; and if, by the Spirit, the deeds of the body you put to death, you will live; 14for as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God; 15for you did not receive a spirit of bondage again for fear, but you received [the] Spirit of adoption in which we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16[This] One—the Spirit—testifies with our spirit, that we are children of God; 17and if children, also heirs, heirs, indeed, of God, and heirs together of Christ—if, indeed, we suffer together, that we may also be glorified together.

18For I reckon that the sufferings of the present time [are] not worthy [to be compared] with the glory about to be revealed in us; 19for the earnest looking out of the creation expects the revelation of the sons of God; 20for to vanity was the creation made subject—not of its will, but because of Him who subjected [it]—in hope, 21that also the creation itself will be set free from the servitude of the corruption to the liberty of the glory of the children of God; 22for we have known that all the creation groans together, and travails in pain together until now. 23And not only [so], but also we ourselves, having the first-fruit of the Spirit, we also ourselves groan in ourselves, expecting adoption—the redemption of our body; 24for in hope we were saved, and hope beheld is not hope; for what anyone beholds, why does he also hope for [it]? 25And if what we do not behold we hope for, through continuance we expect [it].

26And in like manner also, the Spirit helps our weaknesses; for what we may pray for, as it is necessary, we have not known, but [this] One—the Spirit—makes intercession for us with unutterable groanings, 27and He who is searching the hearts has known what [is] the mind of the Spirit, because according to God He intercedes for holy ones.

28And we have known that to those loving God all things work together for good, to those who are called according to purpose; 29because whom He foreknew, He also foreordained, conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be firstborn among many brothers; 30and whom He foreordained, these also He called; and whom He called, these also He declared righteous; and whom He declared righteous, these also He glorified.

31What, then, will we say to these things? If God [is] for us, who [is] against us? 32He who indeed did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him grant to us all things? 33Who will lay a charge against the chosen ones of God? God [is] He that is declaring righteous; 34who [is] he that is condemning? Christ [is] He that died, indeed, rather also, was raised up; who is also on the right hand of God—who also interceded for us.

35Who will separate us from the love of the Christ? Tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

36According as it has been written: “For Your sake we are put to death all the day long; we were reckoned as sheep of slaughter.”

37But in all these we more than conquer, through Him who loved us; 38for I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor messengers, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, 39nor things about to be, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God that [is] in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Literal Standard Version
Copyright © 2022 by Covenant Press. Used by permission.

Romans 7
Top of Page
Top of Page