Romans 8:15-17 New International Version

15  The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.[1] And by him we cry, "Abba,[2] Father." 16  The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.

17  Now if we are children, then we are heirs-heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.


[1] 8:15 The Greek word for "adoption to sonship" is a term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture; also in verse 23.

[2] 8:15 Aramaic for "father"

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