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Romans 7:25-8:5New International Version (NIV)

25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!

So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature[a] a slave to the law of sin.

Life Through the Spirit

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you[b] free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh,[c] God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering.[d] And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.

Footnotes:

  1. Romans 7:25 Or in the flesh
  2. Romans 8:2 The Greek is singular; some manuscripts me
  3. Romans 8:3 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit; also in verses 4-13.
  4. Romans 8:3 Or flesh, for sin
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