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Romans 8:4

    Romans 8:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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 (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So that what was ordered by the law might be done in us, who are living, not in the way of the flesh, but in the way of the Spirit.

    Webster's Revision

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Romans 8:4

    That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us - That the guilt might be pardoned through the merit of that sacrifice; and that we might be enabled, by the power of his own grace and Spirit, to walk in newness of life; loving God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbor as ourselves: and thus the righteousness, the spirit, design, and purpose of the law is fulfilled in us, through the strength of the Spirit of Christ, which is here put in opposition to the weakness of the law through the flesh.

    It is very likely that the concluding clause of this verse, which is the very same as that found in the common text of the first verse, has been transferred to that verse from this place.

    Barnes' Notes on Romans 8:4

    That the righteousness of the law - That we might be conformed to the Law, or be obedient to its requirements, and no longer under the influence of the flesh and its corrupt desires.

    Might be fulfilled - That we might be obedient, or comply with its demands.

    Who walk - Note, Romans 8:1.

    Wesley's Notes on Romans 8:4

    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.