Relentless Judgment on Israel

13 When Ephraim spoke, trembling,
He exalted himself in Israel;
But when he offended through Baal worship, he died.
Now they sin more and more,
And have made for themselves molded images,
Idols of their silver, according to their skill;
All of it is the work of craftsmen.
They say of them,
“Let [a]the men who sacrifice [b]kiss the calves!”
Therefore they shall be like the morning cloud
And like the early dew that passes away,
(A)Like chaff blown off from a threshing floor
And like smoke from a chimney.

“Yet (B)I am the Lord your God
Ever since the land of Egypt,
And you shall know no God but Me;
For (C)there is no savior besides Me.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 13:2 Or those who offer human sacrifice
  2. Hosea 13:2 Worship with kisses

Dead to Sin, Alive to God

What shall we say then? (A)Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who (B)died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that (C)as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus (D)were baptized into His death? Therefore we were (E)buried with Him through baptism into death, that (F)just as Christ was raised from the dead by (G)the glory of the Father, (H)even so we also should walk in newness of life.

(I)For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that (J)our old man was crucified with Him, that (K)the body of sin might be [a]done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For (L)he who has died has been [b]freed from sin. Now (M)if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that (N)Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. 10 For the death that He died, (O)He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, (P)He lives to God. 11 Likewise you also, [c]reckon yourselves to be (Q)dead indeed to sin, but (R)alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

12 (S)Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. 13 And do not present your (T)members as [d]instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but (U)present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. 14 For (V)sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 6:6 rendered inoperative
  2. Romans 6:7 cleared
  3. Romans 6:11 consider
  4. Romans 6:13 Or weapons

For (A)what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, (B)God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who (C)do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For (D)those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, (E)the things of the Spirit. For (F)to be [a]carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because (G)the [b]carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, (H)nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

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  1. Romans 8:6 fleshly
  2. Romans 8:7 fleshly

For (A)what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, (B)God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who (C)do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For (D)those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, (E)the things of the Spirit. For (F)to be [a]carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because (G)the [b]carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, (H)nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 8:6 fleshly
  2. Romans 8:7 fleshly