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Romans 8:1-17 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Life-Giving Spirit

Therefore, no condemnation now exists for those in Christ Jesus,[a] because the Spirit’s law of life in Christ Jesus has set you[b] free from the law of sin and of death. What the law could not do since it was limited[c] by the flesh, God did. He condemned sin in the flesh by sending His own Son in flesh like ours under sin’s domain,[d] and as a sin offering, in order that the law’s requirement would be accomplished in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live[e] according to the flesh think about the things of the flesh, but those who live[f] according to the Spirit, about the things of the Spirit. For the mind-set of the flesh is death, but the mind-set of the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind-set of the flesh is hostile to God because it does not submit itself to God’s law, for it is unable to do so. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. You, however, are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, since[g] the Spirit of God lives in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. 10 Now if Christ is in you, the body is dead[h] because of sin, but the Spirit[i] is life because of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, then He who raised Christ from the dead will also bring your mortal bodies to life through[j] His Spirit who lives in you.

The Holy Spirit’s Ministries

12 So then, brothers, we are not obligated to the flesh to live according to the flesh, 13 for if you live according to the flesh, you are going to die. But if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 All those led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons. 15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father!” 16 The Spirit Himself testifies together with our spirit that we are God’s children, 17 and if children, also heirs—heirs of God and coheirs with Christ—seeing that[k] we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.

Footnotes:

  1. Romans 8:1 Other mss add who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit
  2. Romans 8:2 Other mss read me
  3. Romans 8:3 Or weak
  4. Romans 8:3 Lit in the likeness of sinful flesh
  5. Romans 8:5 Or those who are
  6. Romans 8:5 Or those who are
  7. Romans 8:9 Or provided that
  8. Romans 8:10 Or the body will die
  9. Romans 8:10 Or spirit
  10. Romans 8:11 Other mss read because of
  11. Romans 8:17 Or provided that

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