11 Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon,(A) whom you now fear.(B) Do not be afraid of him, declares the Lord, for I am with you and will save(C) you and deliver you from his hands.(D)

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11 Be not afraid of the king of Babylon, of whom ye are afraid; be not afraid of him, saith the Lord: for I am with you to save you, and to deliver you from his hand.

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15 The Spirit(A) you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again;(B) rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.[a] And by him we cry, “Abba,[b] Father.”(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 8:15 The Greek word for adoption to sonship is a term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture; also in verse 23.
  2. Romans 8:15 Aramaic for father

15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

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10 When Timothy(A) comes, see to it that he has nothing to fear while he is with you, for he is carrying on the work of the Lord,(B) just as I am.

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10 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.

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11 No one, then, should treat him with contempt.(A) Send him on his way(B) in peace(C) so that he may return to me. I am expecting him along with the brothers.

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11 Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.

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12 Don’t let anyone look down on you(A) because you are young, but set an example(B) for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith(C) and in purity.

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12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

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15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear(A) of death.

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15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

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