There is no condemnation for them who, being justified by Christ, walk not according to the flesh, but according to the spirit. Their strong hope and love is of (for) God.
1. There is now, therefore, no condemnation for them that are in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh
2. For the law of the spirit of the life which is in Christ Jesus has delivered me from the law of sin and of death.
3. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh; God, sending His own Son, in the likeness of sinful flesh and of sin, has condemned sin in the flesh;
4. That the justification of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the spirit.
5. For they who live according to the flesh, mind the things that are of the flesh; while those who live according to the spirit, mind the things that are are of the spirit.
6. The wisdom of the flesh is death; but the wisdom of the spirit is life, and peace.
7. The wisdom of the flesh is an enemy to God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither can it be.
8. And so it is, that those who are in the flesh, cannot please God.
9. But you are not in the flesh, but in the spirit, if the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now, if any man not have the Spirit of Christ, he cannot be His.
10. But, if the Spirit of Christ be in you, your body is indeed dead, because of sin; but your spirit lives because of (Christ's) justification.
11. For, if the Spirit of Him Who raised up Jesus from the dead, dwells in you; He Who raised up Christ Jesus from the dead, shall quicken also your mortal bodies, because of His Spirit which dwells in you.
12. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.
13. If we live according to the flesh, we shall die: but if we live by the Spirit mortifying the deeds of our flesh, we shall live.
14. For, whosoever are led by the Spirit of God, have become children of God.
15. For, you have not received the spirit of bondage again in fear; but you have received the spirit of adoption as children, whereby you (we) can all cry: "Abba!" (Father).
16. For the Spirit Himself gives testimony to our spirit, that we are (now become) the sons (children) of God.
17. And, if sons (children), heirs also; heirs indeed of God (Our Father), and joint heirs with Christ: yet so, if we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified with Him.
18. For, I reckon that the sufferings of this time are not worthy to be compared with the glory to come, that shall be revealed in us.
19. For the expectation of the creature waits for the revelation of the sons (Children) of God.
20. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but according to the reason of Him Who made it subject, in hope:
21. Because the creature also, itself, shall be delivered from its slavery to corruption, (by the Spirit) into the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
22. For we know that every creature groans and trevails in pain, even till now.
23. And not only it, but ourselves also, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption of the children of God, the redemption of our bodies.
24. For we are saved by hope. But hope that is seen is not hope. For what a man sees, he does not hope for.
25. We hope for that which we do not yet see, so we must wait for it with patience.
26. The Spirit also helps us now in our infirmity. We have difficulty in knowing how and what we should pray for, but the Spirit Himself knows and asks for us, knowing what we cannot ourselves express.
27. And, He Who knows our hearts, knows the pleas the Spirit is making for us, that they are according to God's will.
28. And we know that to those who love God, all things work together unto good for those who, according to His purpose, are called to be saints.
29. For whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to be made conformable to the image of His Son; that He might be the firstborn of many brethren.
30. And, those whom He predestinated, these He also called. And, whom He called, He also justified. And whom He justified, He also glorified.
31. What shall we then say of these things? If God be for us, who is against us?
32. He Who spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how has He not also, with Him, given us all things?
33. Who shall accuse against the elect of God? God Who justifies.
34. Who is he who shall condemn? Christ Jesus Who died, Who is risen again; Who is at the right hand of God, Who also makes intercession for us.
35. Who then shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation? Or distress? Or famine? Or nakedness? Or danger? Or persecution? Or the sword?
36. As it is written: "For Thy sake we are put to death all the day long. We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter." (Psalm 43:22)
37. But in all of these things, we overcome, because of Him Who has loved us.
38. For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor might,
39. Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
"O, that all men should come to a knowledge of the truth of God's love for them, and be saved."
(1 Timothy 2:4)