Read Romans 8 at Bible Gateway.
Rom 8:1-39 chiastic structure:
1a) Rom 8:1a, There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus;
1b) Rom 8:1b-13, We who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit;
1a) Rom 8:1b-4, We do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit;
1a) Rom 8:1b, Who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit;
1b) Rom 8:2-3a, The law of the Spirit of life freed me free from the law of sin + death/ What the Law could not do;
1c) Rom 8:3b, In that it was weak through the flesh;
central axis) Rom 8:3c, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin;
2c) Rom 8:3d, He condemned sin in the flesh;
2b) Rom 8:4a, That the righteous requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us;
2a) Rom 8:4b, Who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit;
1b) Rom 8:5-7, Those who live according to the flesh inherit death through the carnal mind;
central axis) Rom 8:8a, So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God;
2b) Rom 8:9-11, Those who live according to the Spirit inherit life through the Spirit of life;
1a) Rom 8:9a, But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit;
1b) Rom 8:9b, If indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you;
central axis) Rom 8:9c, Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His;
2b) Rom 8:10a, And if Christ is in you;
2a) Rom 8:10b-11, You are in the Spirit of Him who raised Christ from death;
1a) Rom 8:10b, The body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness;
1b) Rom 8:11a, But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead;
central axis) Rom 8:11b, Dwells in you;
2b) Rom 8:11c, He who raised Christ from the dead;
2a) Rom 8:11will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you;
2a) Rom 8:12-13, We are debtors, not to live according to the flesh (that is death) but by the Spirit (that is life);
1c) Rom 8:14-21, We are the adopted sons of God/ the creation, subjected in hope, eagerly waits for our revelation;
1a) Rom 8:14-17a, We are the adopted sons of God, the Spirit bearing witness that we are the children of God;
1b) Rom 8:17b, If indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together;
2b) Rom 8:18, The sufferings of the present are not comparable with the glory which shall be revealed in us;
2a) Rom 8:19-21, The creation eagerly waits for the sons of God to be revealed/ in hope redeemed with the children of God;
1d) Rom 8:22, For we know that the whole creation groans + labors with birth pangs together until now;
central axis) Rom 8:23a, Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit;
2d) Rom 8:23b, Even we ourselves groan within ourselves;
2c) Rom 8:23c-25, We eagerly wait for our adoption, the redemption of our body/ saved in this hope;
1a) Rom 8:23c, Eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body;
1b) Rom 8:24a, For we were saved in this hope;
2b) Rom 8:24b-25a, Hope that is seen is not hope/ If we hope for what we do not see;
2a) Rom 8:25b, We eagerly wait for it with perseverance;
2b) Rom 8:26-27, The Spirit helps our weaknesses;
1a) Rom 8:26a, The Spirit helps in our weaknesses/ we do not know how to pray as we ought;
1b) Rom 8:26b, But the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered;
central axis) Rom 8:27a, Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is;
2b) Rom 8:27b, Because He makes intercession for the saints;
2a) Rom 8:27c, According to the will of God;
2a) Rom 8:28-39, God is for us – who is against us? It is God who justifies; who is he who condemns?
1a) Rom 8:28a, We know that all things work together for good to those who love God;
1b) Rom 8:28b-30, Those who are the called, He foreknew, predestined, justified, glorified;
1a) Rom 8:28b, To those who are the called according to His purpose;
1b) Rom 8:29a, For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son;
central axis) Rom 8:29b, That He might be the firstborn among many brethren;
2b) Rom 8:30a, Moreover whom He predestined;
2a) Rom 8:30b, These He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; whom He justified, these He also glorified;
central axis) Rom 8:31, What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
2b) Rom 8:32-34, It is God who justifies; who is he who condemns?
2a) Rom 8:35-39, All things cannot separate us from the love of the God who loves us;
1a) Rom 8:35a, Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
1b) Rom 8:35b, Shall tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril, or sword?
1c) Rom 8:36, As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter;”
2c) Rom 8:37, Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us;
2b) Rom 8:38-39a, Neither death, life, angels, principalities, things present or future, height, depth, nor created thing;
2a) Rom 8:39b, Shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
For further study:
romans 8, conviction and condemnation
romans 8, dominion of the flesh or of the Spirit
Celine Castillo says
The Lord bless you and what you are doing to share His Gospel.
Celine Castillo says
The Lord bless you and your ministry.
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