having been buried with Him in your baptism, in which you were also raised with Him through faith produced within you by God who raised Him from among the dead.
And do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?
But God has raised Him to life, having terminated the throes of death, for in fact it was not possible for Him to be held fast by death.
it was for our sakes too. Faith, before long, will be placed to the credit of us also who are believers in Him who raised Jesus, our Lord, from the dead,
for all of you who have been baptized into Christ, have clothed yourselves with Christ.
For it is by grace that you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves. It is God's gift, and is not on the ground of merit--
If however you have risen with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, enthroned at God's right hand.
And, corresponding to that figure, the water of baptism now saves you--not the washing off of material defilement, but the craving of a good conscience after God--through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
But all who have received Him, to them--that is, to those who trust in His name--He has given the privilege of becoming children of God;
"In most solemn truth I tell you," answered Jesus, "that unless a man is born anew he cannot see the Kingdom of God."
Upon their arrival they called the Church together and proceeded to report in detail all that God, working with them, had done, and how He had opened for the Gentiles the door of faith.
But, seeing that we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him;
So, my brethren, to you also the Law died through the incarnation of Christ, that you might be wedded to Another, namely to Him who rose from the dead in order that we might yield fruit to God.
For, in fact, in one Spirit all of us--whether we are Jews or Gentiles, slaves or free men--were baptized to form but one body; and we were all nourished by that one Spirit.
But, in reality, Christ *has* risen from among the dead, being the first to do so of those who are asleep.
and what the transcendent greatness of His power in us believers as seen in the working of His infinite might
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the intense love which He bestowed on us,
in which I have been appointed to serve, in virtue of the work which God, in the exercise of His power within me, has graciously entrusted to me.
I pray that Christ may make His home in your hearts through your faith; so that having your roots deep and your foundations strong, in love, you may become mighty to grasp the idea,
For this reason it is said, "Rise, sleeper; rise from among the dead, and Christ will shed light upon you."
For you have had the privilege granted you on behalf of Christ--not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer on His behalf;
as righteous men, had done, but as the result of His own mercy He saved us by means of the bath of regeneration and the renewal of our natures by the Holy Spirit,
or of teaching about ceremonial washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and the last judgement.
simply fixing our gaze upon Jesus, our Prince Leader in the faith, who will also award us the prize. He, for the sake of the joy which lay before Him, patiently endured the cross, looking with contempt upon its shame, and afterwards seated Himself-- where He still sits--at the right hand of the throne of God.
Now may God who gives peace, and brought Jesus, our Lord, up again from among the dead--even Him who, by virtue of the blood of the eternal Covenant, is the great Shepherd of the sheep--
Do not be deceived, my dearly-loved brethren.
Since, then, Christ has suffered in the flesh, you also must arm yourselves with a determination to do the same--because he who has suffered in the flesh has done with sin--