12 So then, brothers and sisters, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— 13 for (A)if you are living in accord with the flesh, you are going to die; but if by the Spirit you are (B)putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are (C)being led by the Spirit of God, these are (D)sons and daughters of God. 15 For you (E)have not received a spirit of slavery [a]leading to fear again, but you (F)have received [b]a spirit of adoption as sons and daughters by which we cry out, “(G)Abba! [c]Father!” 16 The Spirit Himself (H)testifies with our spirit that we are (I)children of God, 17 and if children, (J)heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, (K)if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.

18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time (L)are not worthy to be compared with the (M)glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the (N)eagerly awaiting creation waits for (O)the revealing of the (P)sons and daughters of God. 20 For the creation (Q)was subjected to (R)futility, not willingly, but (S)because of Him who subjected it, [d]in hope 21 that (T)the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation (U)groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. 23 (V)And not only that, but also we ourselves, having (W)the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves (X)groan within ourselves, (Y)waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons and daughters, (Z)the redemption of our body. 24 For (AA)in hope we have been saved, but (AB)hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? 25 But (AC)if we hope for what we do not see, through perseverance we wait eagerly for it.

Our Victory in Christ

26 Now in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for (AD)we do not know what to pray for as we should, but (AE)the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with [e]groanings too deep for words; 27 and (AF)He who searches the hearts knows what (AG)the mind of the Spirit is, because He (AH)intercedes for the [f]saints according to the will of God.

28 And we know that [g]God [h]causes (AI)all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are (AJ)called according to His purpose. 29 For those whom He (AK)foreknew, He also (AL)predestined to become (AM)conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the (AN)firstborn among many brothers and sisters; 30 and these whom He (AO)predestined, He also (AP)called; and these whom He called, He also (AQ)justified; and these whom He justified, He also (AR)glorified.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 8:15 Lit for fear again
  2. Romans 8:15 Or the Spirit
  3. Romans 8:15 Gr translation of the Aramaic Abba provided by Paul
  4. Romans 8:20 Or in hope; because the creation
  5. Romans 8:26 Lit wordless groanings
  6. Romans 8:27 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  7. Romans 8:28 One early ms He; i.e., God
  8. Romans 8:28 Or in all things works together with those...for good

Jesus Comforts His Disciples

14 (A)Do not let your heart be troubled; [a]believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many [b]rooms; if that were not so, [c]I would have told you, because (B)I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, (C)I am coming again and will take you to Myself, so that (D)where I am, there you also will be. And you know the way where I am going.” (E)Thomas *said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going; how do we know the way?” Jesus *said to him, “I am (F)the way, and (G)the truth, and (H)the life; no one comes to the Father except through Me.

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Footnotes

  1. John 14:1 Or you believe in God, believe also
  2. John 14:2 Or dwelling places
  3. John 14:2 Or would I have told you that I am going...?

Children of God Love One Another

See [a](A)how great a love the Father has given us, that we would be called (B)children of God; and in fact we are. For this reason the world does not know us: because (C)it did not know Him. (D)Beloved, now we are (E)children of God, and (F)it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He (G)appears, we will be (H)like Him, because we will (I)see Him just as He is. And everyone who has this (J)hope set on Him (K)purifies himself, just as He is pure.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 John 3:1 Lit what kind of love

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