14 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, (A)sold under sin. 15 For I do not understand my own actions. For (B)I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with (C)the law, that it is good. 17 So now (D)it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18 For I know that nothing good dwells (E)in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19 (F)For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want, (G)it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.

21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. 22 For (H)I delight in the law of God, (I)in my inner being, 23 but I see in my members (J)another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from (K)this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.

Life in the Spirit

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.[a] For the law of (L)the Spirit of life (M)has set you[b] free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

Footnotes

  1. Romans 8:1 Some manuscripts add who walk not according to the flesh (but according to the Spirit)
  2. Romans 8:2 Some manuscripts me

(A)he is a double-minded man, (B)unstable in all his ways.

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22 But be (A)doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

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But if you (A)show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.

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22 You see that (A)faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed (B)by his works;

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but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, (A)full of deadly poison.

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14 But if you have bitter (A)jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15 This is not (B)the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, (C)demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. 17 But (D)the wisdom from above is first pure, then (E)peaceable, gentle, open to reason, (F)full of mercy and good fruits, (G)impartial and (H)sincere. 18 And (I)a harvest of righteousness (J)is sown in peace by those who make peace.

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Warning Against Worldliness

What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions[a] are (A)at war within you?[b]

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Footnotes

  1. James 4:1 Greek pleasures; also verse 3
  2. James 4:1 Greek in your members

You ask and do not receive, because you ask (A)wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

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Boasting About Tomorrow

13 Come now, you who say, (A)“Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”—

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17 (A)So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

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Warning to the Rich

Come now, (A)you rich, weep and howl for the (B)miseries that are coming upon you.

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14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, (A)anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.

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