1There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.2For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. (Ro 6:14; Ro 6:18; Ro 7:4; Ro 8:12; 1Co 15:45; 2Co 3:6)3For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, (Le 16:5; Joh 1:14; Ac 13:39; 2Co 5:21; Ga 4:9; Php 2:7; Heb 7:18; Heb 10:1; Heb 10:6; Heb 10:8; Heb 10:10; Heb 10:14; Heb 13:11)4in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. (Ro 1:32; Ro 2:26; Ga 5:16; Ga 5:25)5For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. (Ga 5:19; Ga 5:22; Ga 5:25; Ga 6:8)6For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. (Ro 6:21; Ro 8:13; Col 2:18)7For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. (1Co 2:14; Jas 4:4)8Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.9You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. (Joh 14:17; Ac 16:7; Ro 8:11; 1Co 3:16; 1Co 6:19; 2Co 6:16; 2Ti 1:14; Jud 1:19)10But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.11If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. (Ac 2:24; 2Co 3:6)
31What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (Nu 14:9; 2Ki 6:16; Ps 118:6; 1Jo 4:4)32He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? (Joh 3:16; Ro 4:25)33Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. (Isa 50:8; Re 12:10)34Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. (Mr 16:19; Ro 8:1; Ro 8:27; Heb 7:25; 1Jo 2:1)35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?36As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” (Ps 44:22; Ac 20:24; 1Co 4:9; 1Co 15:30; 2Co 4:10)37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (Joh 16:33; 1Co 15:57; Ga 2:20; Eph 5:2; Re 1:5; Re 3:9)38For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,39nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.