New International Version
in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
King James Bible
That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Darby Bible Translation
in order that the righteous requirement of the law should be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to flesh but according to Spirit.
World English Bible
that the ordinance of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Young's Literal Translation
that the righteousness of the law may be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us - That the guilt might be pardoned through the merit of that sacrifice; and that we might be enabled, by the power of his own grace and Spirit, to walk in newness of life; loving God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbor as ourselves: and thus the righteousness, the spirit, design, and purpose of the law is fulfilled in us, through the strength of the Spirit of Christ, which is here put in opposition to the weakness of the law through the flesh.
It is very likely that the concluding clause of this verse, which is the very same as that found in the common text of the first verse, has been transferred to that verse from this place.
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.
Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord's commands and decrees blamelessly.
So then, if those who are not circumcised keep the law's requirements, will they not be regarded as though they were circumcised?
Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law.
2 Corinthians 10:2
I beg you that when I come I may not have to be as bold as I expect to be toward some people who think that we live by the standards of this world.
2 Corinthians 10:3
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
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