Romans 8:1-21 Bible in Basic English

Life in the Spirit

8 1  For this cause those who are in Christ Jesus will not be judged as sinners. 2  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. 3  For what the law was not able to do because it was feeble through the flesh, God, sending his Son in the image of the evil flesh, and as an offering for sin, gave his decision against sin in the flesh: 4  So that what was ordered by the law might be done in us, who are living, not in the way of the flesh, but in the way of the Spirit. 5  For those who are living in the way of the flesh give their minds to the things of the flesh, but those who go in the way of the Spirit, to the things of the Spirit. 6  For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace: 7  Because the mind of the flesh is opposite to God; it is not under the law of God, and is not able to be: 8  So that those who are in the flesh are not able to give pleasure to God. 9  You are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if the Spirit of God is in you. But if any man has not the Spirit of Christ he is not one of his.

10  And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11  But if the Spirit of him who made Jesus come again from the dead is in you, he who made Christ Jesus come again from the dead will in the same way, through his Spirit which is in you, give life to your bodies which now are under the power of death. 12  So then, my brothers, we are in debt, not to the flesh to be living in the way of the flesh: 13  For if you go in the way of the flesh, death will come on you; but if by the Spirit you put to death the works of the body, you will have life. 14  And all those who are guided by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15  For you did not get the spirit of servants again to put you in fear, but the spirit of sons was given to you, by which we say, Abba, Father. 16  The Spirit is witness with our spirit that we are children of God:

17  And if we are children, we have a right to a part in the heritage; a part in the things of God, together with Christ; so that if we have a part in his pain, we will in the same way have a part in his glory. 18  I am of the opinion that there is no comparison between the pain of this present time and the glory which we will see in the future. 19  For the strong desire of every living thing is waiting for the revelation of the sons of God. 20  For every living thing was put under the power of change, not by its desire, but by him who made it so, in hope 21  That all living things will be made free from the power of death and will have a part with the free children of God in glory.


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