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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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

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

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