Romans 8:4
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.

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.

English Standard Version
in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Berean Study Bible
so that the righteous standard of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Berean Literal Bible
so that the righteousness of the Law should be fulfilled in us not walking according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

New American Standard Bible
so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk 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.

Christian Standard Bible
in order that the law's requirement would be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Contemporary English Version
He did this, so that we would do what the Law commands by obeying the Spirit instead of our own desires.

Good News Translation
God did this so that the righteous demands of the Law might be fully satisfied in us who live according to the Spirit, and not according to human nature.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
in order that the law's requirement would be accomplished in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

International Standard Version
so that the righteous requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not live according to human nature but according to the Spirit.

NET Bible
so that the righteous requirement of the law may be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

New Heart English Bible
that the ordinance of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That the righteousness of The Written Law would be fulfilled in us, that we would not walk in the flesh but in The Spirit.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Therefore, we, who do not live by our corrupt nature but by our spiritual nature, are able to meet God's standards.

New American Standard 1977
in order that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

Jubilee Bible 2000
that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

King James 2000 Bible
That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

American King James Version
That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

American Standard Version
that the ordinance of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That the justification of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh, but according to 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.

English Revised Version
that the ordinance of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit.

Webster's Bible Translation
That the righteousness of the law may be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

Weymouth New Testament
in order that in our case the requirements of the Law might be fully met. For our lives are regulated not by our earthly, but by our spiritual natures.

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.
Study Bible
Living in the Spirit
3For what the Law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful man, as an offering for sin. He thus condemned sin in the flesh, 4so that the righteous standard of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5Those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh; but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.…
Cross References
Luke 1:6
They were both righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and decrees of the Lord.

Romans 2:26
If a man who is not circumcised keeps the requirements of the Law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?

Romans 3:31
Do we, then, nullify the Law by this faith? By no means! Instead, we uphold the Law.

2 Corinthians 10:2
I beg you that when I come, I may not need to be as bold as I expect toward those who presume that we live according to the flesh.

2 Corinthians 10:3
For though we live in the flesh, we do not wage war according to the flesh.

Galatians 5:16
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

Galatians 5:25
Since we live by the Spirit, let us walk in step with the Spirit.

Treasury of Scripture

That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

That.

Galatians 5:22-24
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, …

Ephesians 5:26,27
That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, …

Colossians 1:22
In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

who.

Romans 8:1
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.







Lexicon
so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

righteous standard
δικαίωμα (dikaiōma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1345: From dikaioo; an equitable deed; by implication, a statute or decision.

of the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Law
νόμου (nomou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3551: From a primary nemo; law, genitive case, specially, (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively.

might be fulfilled
πληρωθῇ (plērōthē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4137: From pleres; to make replete, i.e. to cram, level up, or to furnish, satisfy, execute, finish, verify, etc.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

us,
ἡμῖν (hēmin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

who
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

{do} not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

live
περιπατοῦσιν (peripatousin)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4043: From peri and pateo; to tread all around, i.e. Walk at large; figuratively, to live, deport oneself, follow.

according to
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

[the] flesh
σάρκα (sarka)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4561: Flesh, body, human nature, materiality; kindred.

but
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

according to
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

[the] Spirit.
πνεῦμα (pneuma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.
(4) The consequence of this was a great change. Hitherto the Law could not be kept because of the antagonistic influence of the flesh; henceforth it may be kept for the reason that this influence has ceased and that its place is taken by the influence of the Spirit.

The righteousness.--The just requirement of the Law, its due and rightful claims.

Might be fulfilled in us.--That we might be examples of its fulfilment.

Who walk not after the flesh.--Who direct our conduct not as the flesh would guide us. but according to the dictates and guidance of the Spirit--i.e., the indwelling Spirit of Christ, as in Romans 8:2.

Verse 4. - That the ordinance (or, righteous requirement, rather than righteousness, as in the Authorized Version. The word is δίκαιωμα, not δικαιοσύνη. It Occurs elsewhere in the New Testament, Luke 1:6; Romans 1:32; Romans 2:26; Hebrews 9:1; and in a like sense often in the LXX.; also, though with a difference of meaning, Romans 5:16, 18) of the Law may be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. This, then, is the purpose of Christ's victory over sin - that the requirement of the Law in us too may be fulfilled; which evidently means more -than that his victory may be imputed to us, on the ground of our faith only, while we remain as we were. The expression, δὶκαιωμα πληρωθῆ, and also the condition appended at the end of the verse, imply that the "Spirit of life" must so dominate over the flesh in ourselves that the Law may forfeit its claims over us. The sinful propensions of the flesh remain in us still (as the verses that follow distinctly show); but the Spirit that is in us is strong enough to overcome them now (cf. Galatians 5:16-18). It does not follow from this that any Christians will actually avoid all sin, or that they can be accepted on the ground of their own performance: to say this would be to contradict other Scripture (cf. James 2:10; 1 John 1:8); and Paul confessed himself to be not already perfected (Philippians 3:12). But perfection, through Christ who lives in them, is put before us as, at any rate, the aim of the regenerate (cf. Matthew 5:48); and by actual and progressive holiness they are to show that their union with Christ is real. His Spirit within them must, at any rate, give a new direction and tone to their characters and lives. 8:1-9 Believers may be chastened of the Lord, but will not be condemned with the world. By their union with Christ through faith, they are thus secured. What is the principle of their walk; the flesh or the Spirit, the old or the new nature, corruption or grace? For which of these do we make provision, by which are we governed? The unrenewed will is unable to keep any commandment fully. And the law, besides outward duties, requires inward obedience. God showed abhorrence of sin by the sufferings of his Son in the flesh, that the believer's person might be pardoned and justified. Thus satisfaction was made to Divine justice, and the way of salvation opened for the sinner. By the Spirit the law of love is written upon the heart, and though the righteousness of the law is not fulfilled by us, yet, blessed be God, it is fulfilled in us; there is that in all true believers, which answers the intention of the law. The favour of God, the welfare of the soul, the concerns of eternity, are the things of the Spirit, which those that are after the Spirit do mind. Which way do our thoughts move with most pleasure? Which way go our plans and contrivances? Are we most wise for the world, or for our souls? Those that live in pleasure are dead, 1Ti 5:6. A sanctified soul is a living soul; and that life is peace. The carnal mind is not only an enemy to God, but enmity itself. The carnal man may, by the power of Divine grace, be made subject to the law of God, but the carnal mind never can; that must be broken and driven out. We may know our real state and character by inquiring whether we have the Spirit of God and Christ, or not, ver. 9. Ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit. Having the Spirit of Christ, means having a turn of mind in some degree like the mind that was in Christ Jesus, and is to be shown by a life and conversation suitable to his precepts and example.
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