New Living Translation
He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:4 That the righteousness of the law - The holiness it required, described, Rom 8:11. Might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit - Who are guided in all our thoughts, words, and actions, not by corrupt nature, but by the Spirit of God. From this place St. Paul describes primarily the state of believers, and that of unbelievers only to illustrate this.
LibraryOctober 11. "And He that Searcheth the Hearts Knoweth what is the Mind of the Spirit, Because He Maketh Intercession for the Saints According to the Will of God" (Rom. viii. 27).
"And He that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because He maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God" (Rom. viii. 27). The Holy Spirit becomes to the consecrated heart the Spirit of intercession. We have two Advocates. We have an Advocate with the Father, who prays for us at God's right hand; but the Holy Spirit is the Advocate within, who prays in us, inspiring our petitions and presenting them, through Christ, to God. We need this Advocate. We know …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
October 21. "Who Shall Separate us from the Love of Christ?" (Rom. viii. 35).
June 1. "That the Righteousness of the Law Might be Fulfilled in Us" (Rom. viii. 4).
October 13. "The Carnal Mind is Enmity against God" (Rom. viii. 7).
Zechariah and Elizabeth were righteous in God's eyes, careful to obey all of the Lord's commandments and regulations.
And if the Gentiles obey God's law, won't God declare them to be his own people?
Well then, if we emphasize faith, does this mean that we can forget about the law? Of course not! In fact, only when we have faith do we truly fulfill the law.
2 Corinthians 10:2
Well, I am begging you now so that when I come I won't have to be bold with those who think we act from human motives.
2 Corinthians 10:3
We are human, but we don't wage war as humans do.
So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won't be doing what your sinful nature craves.
Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit's leading in every part of our lives.
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