1 There is thereforenownocondemnationto them which areinChristJesus, who walknotafterthe flesh, butafterthe Spirit. 2Forthe lawof the Spiritof lifeinChristJesushath mademefreefromthe lawof sinanddeath. 3Forwhatthe lawcould not do, inthatit was weakthroughthe flesh, Godsendinghis ownSoninthe likenessof sinfulflesh, andforsin, condemnedsininthe flesh: 4Thatthe righteousnessof the lawmight be fulfilledinus, who walknotafterthe flesh, butafterthe Spirit. 5Forthey that areafterthe fleshdo mindthe thingsof the flesh; butthey that areafterthe Spiritthe thingsof the Spirit. 6Forto becarnallyminded is death; butto bespirituallyminded is lifeandpeace. 7Becausethe carnalmind is enmityagainstGod: forit isnotsubjectto the lawof God, neitherindeedcan be. 8So thenthey that areinthe fleshcannotpleaseGod.
9Butyearenotinthe flesh, butinthe Spirit, if so be thatthe Spiritof Goddwellinyou. Nowifany manhavenotthe Spiritof Christ, heisnoneof his. 10AndifChrist be inyou, the body is deadbecause ofsin; butthe Spirit is lifebecause ofrighteousness. 11Butifthe Spiritof him that raised upJesusfromthe deaddwellinyou, he that raised upChristfromthe deadshallalsoquickenyourmortalbodiesbyhisSpiritthat dwellethinyou.
12Therefore, brethren, we aredebtors, notto the flesh, to liveafterthe flesh. 13Forifye liveafterthe flesh, ye shalldie: butifyethrough the Spiritdo mortifythe deedsof the body, ye shall live. 14Foras many asare ledby the Spiritof God, theyarethe sonsof God. 15Forye havenotreceivedthe spiritof bondageagaintofear; butye have receivedthe Spiritof adoption, wherebywe cry, Abba, Father.
16The Spirititselfbeareth witness withourspirit, thatwe arethe childrenof God: 17Andifchildren, thenheirs; heirsof God, andjoint-heirswith Christ; if so be thatwe suffer with him, thatwe may bealsoglorified together. 18ForI reckonthatthe sufferingsofthis presenttime are notworthy to be compared withthe glorywhich shallbe revealedinus. 19Forthe earnest expectationof the creaturewaiteth forthe manifestationof the sonsof God. 20Forthe creaturewas made subjectto vanity, notwillingly, butby reason ofhim who hath subjected the same inhope, 21Becausethe creatureitselfalsoshall be deliveredfromthe bondageof corruptionintothe gloriouslibertyof the childrenof God. 22Forwe knowthatthe wholecreationgroanethandtravaileth in pain togetheruntilnow. 23Andnotonly they, butourselvesalso, which havethe firstfruitsof the Spirit, evenweourselvesgroanwithinourselves, waiting forthe adoption, to wit, the redemptionofourbody.
24Forwe are savedby hope: buthopethat is seenisnothope: forwhata manseeth, whydoth heyethope for? 25Butifwe hope forthatwe seenot, then do wewithpatiencewait for it. 26Likewisethe Spiritalsohelpethourinfirmities: forwe knownotwhatwe should pray foraswe ought: butthe Spirititselfmaketh intercessionforuswith groaningswhich cannot be uttered. 27Andhe that searcheththe heartsknowethwhat is the mindof the Spirit, becausehe maketh intercessionforthe saintsaccording to the will of God. 28Andwe knowthatall thingswork togetherforgoodto them that loveGod, to them who arethe calledaccording to his purpose. 29Forwhomhe did foreknow, healsodid predestinate to be conformed tothe imageofhisSon, thathemight bethe firstbornamongmanybrethren. 30Moreoverwhomhe did predestinate, them he alsocalled: andwhomhe called, themhealsojustified: andwhomhe justified, themhealsoglorified.
31Whatshall wethensaytothese things? IfGod be forus, who can be againstus? 32He thatsparednothis ownSon, butdeliveredhimupforusall, howshall henotwithhimalsofreely giveusall things? 33Whoshall lay any thing to the chargeofGod’select? It is Godthat justifieth. 34Who is he that condemneth? It is Christthat died, yearather, that is risenagain, whoisevenatthe right handof God, whoalsomaketh intercessionforus. 35Whoshall separateusfromthe loveof Christ? shall tribulation, ordistress, orpersecution, orfamine, ornakedness, orperil, orsword? 36Asit is written, Forthysakewe are killedallthe day long; we are accountedassheepfor the slaughter. 37Nay, inallthese thingswe are more than conquerorsthroughhim that lovedus. 38ForI am persuaded, thatneitherdeath, norlife, norangels, norprincipalities, norpowers, northings present, northings to come, 39Norheight, nordepth, noranyothercreature, shall be ableto separateusfromthe loveof God, which isinChristJesusourLord.