The Life-Giving Spirit

Therefore, no condemnation(A) now exists for those in(B) Christ Jesus,[a](C) because the Spirit’s law of life(D) in Christ Jesus has set you[b] free from the law of sin and of death.(E) What the law could not do(F) since it was limited[c] by the flesh,(G) God did. He condemned sin in the flesh by sending His own Son in flesh like ours(H) under sin’s domain,[d] and as a sin offering,(I) in order that the law’s requirement would be accomplished(J) in us who do not walk according to the flesh(K) but according to the Spirit. For those who live[e] according to the flesh think about the things of the flesh,(L) but those who live[f] according to the Spirit, about the things of the Spirit. For the mind-set of the flesh(M) is death,(N) but the mind-set of the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind-set of the flesh is hostile(O) 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(P) cannot please God. You, however, are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, since[g] the Spirit of God lives in you.(Q) But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ,(R) he does not belong to Him. 10 Now if Christ is in you,(S) 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(T) 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.

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  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

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