But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law(A) so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.(B)

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But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

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For we know that our old self(A) was crucified with him(B) so that the body ruled by sin(C) might be done away with,[a] that we should no longer be slaves to sin(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 6:6 Or be rendered powerless

Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

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because through Christ Jesus(A) the law of the Spirit who gives life(B) has set you[a] free(C) from the law of sin(D) and death.

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  1. Romans 8:2 The Greek is singular; some manuscripts me

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

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19 “For through the law I died to the law(A) so that I might live for God.(B)

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19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.

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Children of God

23 Before the coming of this faith,[a] we were held in custody(A) under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed.(B) 24 So the law was our guardian until Christ came(C) that we might be justified by faith.(D) 25 Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.(E)

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  1. Galatians 3:23 Or through the faithfulness of Jesus … 23 Before faith came

23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

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31 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we are not children of the slave woman,(A) but of the free woman.(B)

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31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.

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Freedom in Christ

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.(A) Stand firm,(B) then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.(C)

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Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

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