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

  • Emmanuel
    Good, myGod bless you for doing the work of the lord
  • Jeff Berry
    B) While there are verses within this chapter that we all have memorized
  • A disciple
    Steve and Jeff (cont.); What can be the most frustrating for those who really want to help and guide the other back to soundness and health in the LORD; is that they tend to build a hard shell like a turtle and hide from every one who wants to talk sensibly to them. Then also you have others scrutinizing YOUR motives and words, instead of rather supporting the rescue efforts of the erring brother.
  • A disciple
    Steve; You are right with your concerns! I think it is a fairly common trick of the devil, that apparently works very well, to allure a young man by flattering him, when he might be just beginning to understand some truth; by telling him that his superior spirituality and brain capacity has found a methodology for making all Scripture mean only what they "think" they know; making them unteachable.
  • A disciple
    Jeff; I'm afraid that the hardest ones to reason with are those who have an idea in which they think EVERY Scripture is a coded message locked up to everyone else but them, for they have the key. Unknown to these is the fact obvious to the rest of us, is that they have isolated themselves from all of God's counsel and the whole of His Doctrine. They think that everything means what only they know!
  • Jeff Berry
    Alex, what/who replaces the church?