1 The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus ♦
has set us free from the law of sin and death.
2 All who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God; ♦
for we have received the Spirit that enables us to cry, ‘Abba, Father’.
3 The Spirit himself bears witness that we are children of God ♦
and if God’s children, then heirs of God;
4 If heirs of God, then fellow-heirs with Christ; ♦
since we suffer with him now, that we may be glorified with him.
5 These sufferings that we now endure ♦
are not worth comparing to the glory that shall be revealed.
6 For the creation waits with eager longing ♦
for the revealing of the children of God.
Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.
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