we are not debtors to the flesh,
to live according to the flesh.
For if you live
according to the flesh, you will die,
but if by the spirit you put to death the deeds of the
you will live.
For those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear,
but you received a spirit of
through which we cry, "Abba, Father!"
The Spirit himself bears witness with our
that we are children of God,
and if children, then heirs,
heirs of God and joint
heirs with Christ,
if only we suffer with him
so that we may also be glorified with
R. (21a) Our God is
the God of salvation.
God arises; his enemies are scattered,
and those who hate him
flee before him.
But the just rejoice and exult before God;
they are glad and rejoice.
Our God is the God of salvation.
The father of orphans and the defender of
is God in his holy dwelling.
God gives a home to the forsaken;
he leads forth
prisoners to prosperity.
R. Our God is the God of salvation.
Blessed day by
day be the Lord,
who bears our burdens; God, who is our salvation.
God is a saving God for
the LORD, my Lord, controls the passageways of death.
R. Our God is the God of
Jesus was teaching in a synagogue on the
And a woman was there who for eighteen years
had been crippled by a spirit;
was bent over, completely incapable of standing erect.
When Jesus saw her, he called to her and
"Woman, you are set free of your infirmity."
He laid his hands on her,
and she at
once stood up straight and glorified God.
But the leader of the synagogue,
Jesus had cured on the sabbath,
said to the crowd in reply,
"There are six days when work
should be done.
Come on those days to be cured, not on the sabbath day."
The Lord said to him
in reply, "Hypocrites!
Does not each one of you on the sabbath
untie his ox or his ass from
and lead it out for watering?
This daughter of Abraham,
whom Satan has bound for
eighteen years now,
ought she not to have been set free on the sabbath day
When he said this, all his adversaries were humiliated;
and the whole crowd rejoiced
at all the splendid deeds done by him.