The Life-Giving Spirit

Therefore, there is now no condemnation(A) for those in(B) Christ Jesus,[a](C) because the law[b] of the Spirit of life(D) in Christ Jesus has set you[c] free from the law[d] of sin and death.(E) For what the law could not do(F) since it was weakened by the flesh,(G) God did. He condemned sin in the flesh by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh(H) as a sin offering,[e](I) in order that the law’s requirement would be fulfilled(J) in us who do not walk according to the flesh(K) but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on the things of the flesh,(L) but those who live according to the Spirit have their minds set on the things of the Spirit. Now the mindset of the flesh(M) is death,(N) but the mindset of the Spirit is life and peace. The mindset of the flesh is hostile(O) to God because it does not submit to God’s law. Indeed, it is unable to do so. Those who are in the flesh(P) cannot please God. You, however, are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you.(Q) If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ,(R) he does not belong to him. 10 Now if Christ is in you,(S) the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit[f] gives life[g] because of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead(T) lives in you, then he who raised Christ from the dead will also bring your mortal bodies to life through[h] his Spirit who lives in you.

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  1. 8:1 Other mss add who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit
  2. 8:2 Or principle
  3. 8:2 Other mss read me
  4. 8:2 Or principle
  5. 8:3 Or for sin
  6. 8:10 Or spirit
  7. 8:10 Or your spirit is alive
  8. 8:11 Other mss read because of

A Living Sacrifice

12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of the mercies of God, I urge you(A) to present your bodies as a living sacrifice,(B) holy and pleasing to God; this is your true worship.[a] Do not be conformed(C) to this age,(D) but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,(E) so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will(F) of God.

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  1. 12:1 Or your reasonable service

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven,(A) but only the one who does the will(B) of my Father in heaven.(C) 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in your name, drive out demons(D) in your name, and do many miracles in your name?’(E) 23 Then I will announce to them, ‘I never knew you. Depart from me, you lawbreakers![a][b](F)

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  1. 7:23 Lit you who work lawlessness
  2. 7:23 Ps 6:8

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven,(A) but only the one who does the will(B) of my Father in heaven.(C) 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in your name, drive out demons(D) in your name, and do many miracles in your name?’(E) 23 Then I will announce to them, ‘I never knew you. Depart from me, you lawbreakers![a][b](F)

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  1. 7:23 Lit you who work lawlessness
  2. 7:23 Ps 6:8

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