New International Version
Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation--but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it.
King James Bible
Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
Darby Bible Translation
So then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to flesh;
World English Bible
So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
Young's Literal Translation
So, then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Therefore, brethren, etc. - Dr. Taylor is of opinion that the apostle having spoken separately, both to Jews and Gentiles, concerning holiness and the obligations to it, now addresses himself to both conjointly, and,
I. Draws the general conclusion from all his arguments upon this subject, Romans 8:12.
II. Proves the validity of their claims to eternal life, Romans 8:14-17.
III. And as the affair of suffering persecution was a great stumbling block to the Jews, and might very much discourage the Gentiles, he introduces it to the best advantage, Romans 8:17, and advances several arguments to fortify their minds under all trials: as -
(1.) That they suffered with Christ;
(3.) All mankind are under various pressures, longing for a better state, Romans 8:19-22.
(4.) Many of the most eminent Christians are in the same distressed condition, Romans 8:23.
(7.) All things, even the severest trials, shall work together for their good, Romans 8:28. And this he proves, by giving us a view of the several steps which the wisdom and goodness of God have settled, in order to our complete salvation, Romans 8:29, Romans 8:30. Thence he passes to the affair of our perseverance; concerning which he concludes, from the whole of his preceding arguments, that as we are brought into a state of pardon by the free grace of God, through the death of Christ, who is now our mediator in heaven; no possible cause, providing we continue to love and serve God, shall be able to pervert our minds, or separate us from his love in Christ Jesus, Romans 8:31-39. Therefore, αρα ουν is the grand inference from all that he has been arguing in relation to sanctity of life, both to the Gentiles, chap. 6, and to the Jews, chap. 7, and 8, to this verse, where I suppose he begins to address himself to both, in a body, to the end of the chapter. - Taylor, page 317.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
December 18th. The misgiving which will creep sometimes over the brightest faith has already received its expression and its rebuke: "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?" Shall these "changes in the physical state of the environment" which threaten death to the natural man, destroy the spiritual? Shall death, or life, or angels, or principalities, or powers, arrest or tamper with his eternal correspondences? …
Henry Drummond—Beautiful Thoughts
October 12. "The Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus Hath Made Me Free" (Rom. viii. 2).
Fourth Sunday after Trinity Consolation in Suffering, and Patience.
Fourth Sunday after Trinity Redemption of the Creatures.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.
And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.
For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.
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