Romans 8:2

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the law of the spirit of life, in Christ Iesus, hath made me free from the law of sinne and death.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
- Basic English Bible

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and of death.
- Darby Bible

For the law of the Spirit of life, in Christ Jesus, hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
- Webster's Bible

for the Spirit's Law-- telling of Life in Christ Jesus--has set me free from the Law that deals only with sin and death.
- Weymouth Bible

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death.
- World English Bible

For the lawe of the spirit of lijf in Crist Jhesu hath delyuerid me fro the lawe of synne, and of deth.
- Wycliffe Bible

for the law of the Spirit of the life in Christ Jesus did set me free from the law of the sin and of the death;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 8:2


8:2 The law of the Spirit - That is, the gospel. Hath freed me from the law of sin and death - That is, the Mosaic dispensation.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 8:2


Ro 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life. The Spirit of life must be the Holy Spirit. The whole phrase is equivalent to the Gospel, which has been given to men by the agency of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit has quickened us into a new life, and as we have died to the law and to sin, we are freed from them. Wesley says that the meaning is the "Gospel has freed us from the Mosaic law". That the law of the Spirit of life describes the Gospel is shown by Ro 8:3, which explains this verse.

Discussion for Romans 8

  • Pastor Kevin
    Really good advice and sound teaching. Thank you, 'disciple'.
  • Grace Simmonds
    Because the carnal mind is enmity against God, it is not subject to the things of God and can ever be. We have to ask the lord to place his righteousness on us, Isaiah 64:6 we are as an unclean thing, and our righteousness are filthy rags. Let us keep our mind on the things of the spirit, we cannot want to please God and do the things of the flesh, we have to crucify the flesh.


  • A disciple
    "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." Romans 8:14 We have to examine ourselves whether we are in the faith: and cannot just read or listen to the Word without acting on it. If Jesus has freely received each and every one of us, and has forgiven our past and said that he would never again mention it to us how then does any Christian just sit there like a bump on a log and not be ALL ON FIRE to DO EVERYTHING THE LORD SAYS? How do we come to Jesus, and NOT set out to change our ways according to His Word and seek to please Him? Don't be misled to go running behind all the popular Show Masters and Impostors of the Church world! Get apart and separate yourself unto the Lord and sit at His feet BY YOURSELF, and HEAR HIS WORD! Find out now before He comes what it means and how to do what you need to be ready WHENEVER HE MAY SUDDENLY APPEAR! Quit running after men for them to tell you! The Lord will tell you Himself! Don't let anyone lie to you and twist things with misusing Scriptures to ensnare you, by saying You have to belong to a church, or, Don't forsake the assembly of the brethren. YOU'RE NOT! But you need first to FIRST SEEK THE LORD and sanctify and purify yourself by believing His Word and OBEYING IT under every trial and temptation then you will be ready for fellowship with the Saints, and will really be a blessing and be blessed in fellowship with them.
  • J.McAdow
    Jesus always loves contrary to the worlds standards in terms of individuals he so chooses that also necessarily choose Him. Even our shameful nakedness could not make him turn away. Regarding sin. We are exposed. Our physical bodies in its flaws. Exposed. Allof our unattractiveness. Completely noticeable and apparent. Yet nothing can separate us from His all-powerful love.
  • Steve morrow
    EZEKIEL 18:31 cast away from you all your transgressions whereby you have transgressed and make you a new heart and a new spirit for why will you die o house of Israel 2 SAMUEL 23:2 the spirit of THE LORD --- spake by me --- and HIS word was in my tongue PSALM 52:4 thou lovest all devouring words o thou deceitful tongue Psalm 140:3 they have sharpened their tongues like a serpent adders poison is under their lips SELAH ACTS 19:6 and when paul had laid his hands upon them the holy spirit came on them and they spake with tongues and prophesied ROMANS 3:12 they are all gone out of the way they are together become unprofitable there is none that doeth good no not one --3:13--their throat is an open sepulcher with their tongues they have used deceit the poison of asps is under their lips 1 CORINTHIANS now brethren if I come unto you speaking with tongues what shall I profit you except I shall speak to you either by revelation or by knowledge or by prophesying or by doctrine ROMANS 10:2 for I bear them record that they have a zeal for GOD --- but not according to knowledge --- TITUS 2:1 but --- speak thou --- the things which become sound doctrine
  • Lilian
    Jesus came in flesh and not as God so that you and I will have life in abundance inly thru Jesus that we can see that we have Abba Father who loves us the most. Jesus is the only gateway to heaven to connect our Spirit with the Holy Spirit of life. I will praise you and love you Jesus forever for your are worthy amen