Romans 8:22-39 Bible in Basic English

22  For we are conscious that all living things are weeping and sorrowing in pain together till now. 23  And not only so, but we who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we have sorrow in our minds, waiting for the time when we will take our place as sons, that is, the salvation of our bodies. 24  For our salvation is by hope: but hope which is seen is not hope: for who is hoping for what he sees? 25  But if we have hope for that which we see not, then we will be able to go on waiting for it.

26  And in the same way the Spirit is a help to our feeble hearts: for we are not able to make prayer to God in the right way; but the Spirit puts our desires into words which are not in our power to say; 27  And he who is the searcher of hearts has knowledge of the mind of the Spirit, because he is making prayers for the saints in agreement with the mind of God.

More than Conquerors

28  And we are conscious that all things are working together for good to those who have love for God, and have been marked out by his purpose.

29  Because those of whom he had knowledge before they came into existence, were marked out by him to be made like his Son, so that he might be the first among a band of brothers: 30  And those who were marked out by him were named; and those who were named were given righteousness; and to those to whom he gave righteousness, in the same way he gave glory.

31  What may we say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32  He who did not keep back his only Son, but gave him up for us all, will he not with him freely give us all things? 33  Who will say anything against the saints of God? It is God who makes us clear from evil; 34  Who will give a decision against us? It is Christ Jesus who not only was put to death, but came again from the dead, who is now at the right hand of God, taking our part. 35  Who will come between us and the love of Christ? Will trouble, or pain, or cruel acts, or the need of food or of clothing, or danger, or the sword? 36  As it is said in the holy Writings, Because of you we are put to death every day; we are like sheep ready for destruction. 37  But we are able to overcome all these things and more through his love. 38  For I am certain that not death, or life, or angels, or rulers, or things present, or things to come, or powers, 39  Or things on high, or things under the earth, or anything which is made, will be able to come between us and the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


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