Modern Literal Version
[Romans 8]

     8:1 Consequently* now nothing is condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who are not walking according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 8:2 For* the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free away from the law of sin and of death. 8:3 For* the law beingpowerless, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, having sent his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and concerning sin, condemned sin in the flesh; 8:4 in order that the ordinance of the law might be fulfilled in us, those who are not walking according to the flesh, but walkingaccording to the Spirit. 8:5 For* those who are according to the flesh are mindful of the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit are mindful of the things of the Spirit. 8:6 For*the mindset of the flesh is death, but the mindset of the Spirit is life and peace; 8:7 because the mindset of the flesh is hostility toward God; for* it is not subject to the law of God, for* neither is it able to be; 8:8 and those who are in the flesh are not able to please God. 8:9 But youĎ are not inthe flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed*the Spirit of God is dwelling in youĎ. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not his. 8:10 But if Christ is in youĎ, the body is indeed dead because of sin, but the spirit is life because of righteousness. 8:11 But if the Spirit of the one who raised Jesus up from the dead is dwelling in youĎ, he who raised the Christ up from the dead will also be giving-life to yourĎ mortal bodies through his Spirit who is dwelling in youĎ.

     8:12 Therefore consequently*, brethren, we are debtors but not to the flesh, not to live according to the flesh; 8:13 for* if youĎ are living according to the flesh, youĎ are about to die, but if youĎ slay the practices of the body in spirit, youĎ will be living. 8:14 For* as many as are led bythe Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 8:15 For* youĎ did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but youĎ received the spirit of sonship, in which we cry, Abba, Father. 8:16 The Spirit himself is testifying together with our spirit, that we are children of God; 8:17 and if children, then heirs; indeed, heirs of God and joint heirs of Christ; if indeed* we are suffering together withhim, in order that we might also be glorified together with him.

     8:18 For* I reason that the sufferings of this current time are not worthy of complaint to the glory which is about to be revealed to us. 8:19 For* the earnest expectation of the creation is waiting for the revealing of the sons of God. 8:20 For* the creation was subjected to futility, not voluntarily, but because of the one who subjected it, in hope 8:21 that even the creation itself will be made free away from the bondage of corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 8:22 For* we know that all creation groans and travails together in pain till now. 8:23 But not only they, but we ourselves also who have the first-fruit of the Spirit, even we ourselves are groaning in ourselves, waiting for our sonship, that is, the redemption of our body. 8:24 For* we were saved in hope; but hope which is seen, is not hope; for* why does anyone even hope for what he sees? 8:25 But if we hope for what we do not see, then we are waiting for it through endurance.

     8:26 Now likewise*, the Spirit is also jointly helping our weaknesses; for* we do not know what we are praying for, that is according to what is essential for us; but the Spirit himself is petitioning on our behalf with unspeakable groans; 8:27 and he who is searching the hearts knows what the mindset of the Spirit is, because he is petitioning on behalf of the holy-ones according to the will of God. 8:28 Now we know {F} that all things work together toward good, to those who love* God, to those who are an invited one according to his purpose. 8:29 Because, whom he knew beforehand, he also predetermined, one transformed to the image of his Son, *that* he himself might be the firstborn among many brethren; 8:30 and whom he predetermined, he also invited these and whom he invited, he also made these righteous and whom he made righteous, he also glorified these.

     8:31 Therefore what will we say to these things? If God is working on our behalf, who isagainst us? 8:32 Yet, he who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up on behalf of us all, how will he not also be granting to us all things together with him? 8:33 Who shall accuse anythingagainst God's chosen? It is God who makes righteous. 8:34 Who is the one who condemns? Christis the one who died, but rather, who was also raised up from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who also is petitioning on our behalf.

     8:35 Who will be separating us away from the love* of Christ? Shall affliction or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or peril or sword? 8:36 Just-as it has been written, 'Because of you we are slain the whole day. We were counted as sheep of the slaughter.' {Psa 44:22}8:37 But we are victorious in all these things through the one who loved* us. 8:38 For* I have confidence, that neither death, nor life, nor messengers, nor principalities, nor powers, nor present things, nor future things, 8:39 nor height, nor depth, nor some other created thing, will be able to separate us away from the love* of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    {Footnotes: Rm 8:28: that to those who love* God, he is working all things toward good for those who are called according to his purpose.}

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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