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15 So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children.[a] Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”[b] 16 For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.

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Footnotes

  1. 8:15a Greek you received a spirit of sonship.
  2. 8:15b Abba is an Aramaic term for “father.”

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