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Romans 8:12-25 American Standard Version (ASV)

12 So then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh: 13 for if ye live after the flesh, ye must die; but if by the Spirit ye put to death the [a]deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For ye received not the spirit of bondage again unto fear; but ye received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16 The Spirit himself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are children of God: 17 and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified with him.

18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us-ward. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creation waiteth for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to vanity, not of its own will, but by reason of him who subjected it, [b]in hope 21 that the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the liberty of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain [c]together until now. 23 And not only so, but ourselves also, who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for our adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. 24 For [d]in hope were we saved: but hope that is seen is not hope: [e]for who [f]hopeth for that which he seeth? 25 But if we hope for that which we see not, then do we with [g]patience wait for it.


  1. Romans 8:13 Greek doings.
  2. Romans 8:20 Or, in hope; because the creation etc.
  3. Romans 8:22 Or, with us
  4. Romans 8:24 Or, by
  5. Romans 8:24 Many ancient authorities read for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
  6. Romans 8:24 Some ancient authorities read awaiteth.
  7. Romans 8:25 Or, stedfastness

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