Freed from the Law

Or do you not know, brethren (for I speak to those who know the law), that the law [a]has dominion over a man as long as he lives? For (A)the woman who has a husband is bound by the law to her husband as long as he lives. But if the husband dies, she is released from the law of her husband. So then (B)if, while her husband lives, she marries another man, she will be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from that law, so that she is no adulteress, though she has married another man. Therefore, my brethren, you also have become (C)dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another—to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should (D)bear fruit to God. For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were aroused by the law (E)were at work in our members (F)to bear fruit to death. But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve (G)in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.

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  1. Romans 7:1 rules

20 Therefore (A)by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

God’s Righteousness Through Faith

21 But now (B)the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, (C)being witnessed by the Law (D)and the Prophets, 22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all [a]and on all who believe. For (E)there is no difference; 23 for (F)all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified [b]freely (G)by His grace (H)through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God set forth (I)as a [c]propitiation (J)by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over (K)the sins that were previously committed, 26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

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  1. Romans 3:22 NU omits and on all
  2. Romans 3:24 without any cost
  3. Romans 3:25 mercy seat

28 Therefore we conclude (A)that a man is [a]justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law.

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  1. Romans 3:28 declared righteous

12 (A)Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. 13 And do not present your (B)members as [a]instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but (C)present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. 14 For (D)sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.

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  1. Romans 6:13 Or weapons

21 Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness would have been by the law. 22 But the Scripture has confined (A)all under sin, (B)that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. 23 But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, [a]kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed. 24 Therefore (C)the law was our [b]tutor to bring us to Christ, (D)that we might be justified by faith.

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  1. Galatians 3:23 Lit. confined
  2. Galatians 3:24 In a household, the guardian responsible for the care and discipline of the children

25 Then He said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! 26 (A)Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His (B)glory?” 27 And beginning at (C)Moses and (D)all the Prophets, He [a]expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.

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  1. Luke 24:27 explained

39 (A)You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and (B)these are they which testify of Me.

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Jesus Promises Another Helper

15 (A)“If you love Me, [a]keep My commandments.

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  1. John 14:15 NU you will keep

19 Then (A)I will give them one heart, and I will put (B)a new spirit within [a]them, and take (C)the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh, 20 (D)that they may walk in My statutes and keep My judgments and do them; (E)and they shall be My people, and I will be their God.

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  1. Ezekiel 11:19 Lit. you (pl.)

26 I will give you a (A)new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put My (B)Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.

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Trained by Saving Grace

11 For (A)the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,

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(A)For by grace you have been saved (B)through faith, and that not of yourselves; (C)it is the gift of God, not of (D)works, lest anyone should (E)boast.

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14 But (A)their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ. 15 But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart. 16 Nevertheless (B)when one turns to the Lord, (C)the veil is taken away. 17 Now (D)the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is (E)liberty. 18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding (F)as in a mirror (G)the glory of the Lord, (H)are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as [a]by the Spirit of the Lord.

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  1. 2 Corinthians 3:18 Or from the Lord, the Spirit