So, then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh;
for if according to the flesh ye do live, ye are about to die; and if, by the Spirit, the deeds of the body ye put to death, ye shall live;
for as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God;
for ye did not receive a spirit of bondage again for fear, but ye did receive a spirit of adoption in which we cry, `Abba – Father.'
The Spirit himself doth testify with our spirit, that we are children of God;
and if children, also heirs, heirs, indeed, of God, and heirs together of Christ -- if, indeed, we suffer together, that we may also be glorified together.
For I reckon that the sufferings of the present time [are] not worthy [to be compared] with the glory about to be revealed in us;
for the earnest looking out of the creation doth expect the revelation of the sons of God;
for to vanity was the creation made subject – not of its will, but because of Him who did subject [it] – in hope,
that also the creation itself shall be set free from the servitude of the corruption to the liberty of the glory of the children of God;
for we have known that all the creation doth groan together, and doth travail in pain together till now.
And not only [so], but also we ourselves, having the first-fruit of the Spirit, we also ourselves in ourselves do groan, adoption expecting – the redemption of our body;
for in hope we were saved, and hope beheld is not hope; for what any one doth behold, why also doth he hope for [it]?
and if what we do not behold we hope for, through continuance we expect [it].
And, in like manner also, the Spirit doth help our weaknesses; for, what we may pray for, as it behoveth [us], we have not known, but the Spirit himself doth make intercession for us with groanings unutterable,
and He who is searching the hearts hath known what [is] the mind of the Spirit, because according to God he doth intercede for saints.
And we have known that to those loving God all things do work together for good, to those who are called according to purpose;
because whom He did foreknow, He also did fore-appoint, conformed to the image of His Son, that he might be first-born among many brethren;
and whom He did fore-appoint, these also He did call; and whom He did call, these also He declared righteous; and whom He declared righteous, these also He did glorify.
What, then, shall we say unto these things? if God [is] for us, who [is] against us?