The Work of the Holy Spirit

26 “When the Advocate(A) comes, whom I will send to you from the Father(B)—the Spirit of truth(C) who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.(D)

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When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin,(A) because people do not believe in me; 10 about righteousness,(B) because I am going to the Father,(C) where you can see me no longer; 11 and about judgment, because the prince of this world(D) now stands condemned.

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Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized(A) into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death(B) in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead(C) through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.(D)

For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his.(E) For we know that our old self(F) was crucified with him(G) so that the body ruled by sin(H) might be done away with,[a] that we should no longer be slaves to sin(I)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 6:6 Or be rendered powerless

13 For we were all baptized(A) by[a] one Spirit(B) so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free(C)—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 12:13 Or with; or in

Stand Firm

13 But we ought always to thank God for you,(A) brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits[a](B) to be saved(C) through the sanctifying work of the Spirit(D) and through belief in the truth.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Thessalonians 2:13 Some manuscripts because from the beginning God chose you

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,(A)

To God’s elect,(B) exiles(C) scattered(D) throughout the provinces of Pontus,(E) Galatia,(F) Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia,(G) who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge(H) of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit,(I) to be obedient(J) to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood:(K)

Grace and peace be yours in abundance.(L)

Praise to God for a Living Hope

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!(M) In his great mercy(N) he has given us new birth(O) into a living hope(P) through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,(Q)

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