Romans 8:28-39 (NRSV)
28 We know that all things work together for good for
those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.
29 For those whom
he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of
his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn within a large
30 And those whom
he predestined he also called; and those whom he called he also
justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified.
31 What then are
we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
32 He who did
not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he
not with him also give us everything else?
33 Who will bring
any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.
34 Who is to condemn?
It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the
right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us.
35 Who will separate
us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution,
or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written,
‘For your sake we are being killed all day long; we are accounted
as sheep to be slaughtered.’
37 No, in all
these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
38 For I am convinced
that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things
present, nor things to come, nor powers,
39 nor height,
nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate
us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.