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19 For when I tried to keep the law, it condemned me. So I died to the law—I stopped trying to meet all its requirements—so that I might live for God. 20 My old self has been crucified with Christ.[a] It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not treat the grace of God as meaningless. For if keeping the law could make us right with God, then there was no need for Christ to die.

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  1. 2:20 Some English translations put this sentence in verse 19.

19 事实上,我因无法满足律法的要求而向律法死了,不再受它的束缚,使我可以为上帝而活。 20 我已经与基督一同被钉在十字架上,现在活着的不再是我,而是基督活在我里面。我现在是靠信上帝的儿子而活着,祂爱我,为我舍命。 21 我不废弃上帝的恩典,倘若靠遵行律法可以成为义人,基督的死便毫无意义了。

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