8:12 So then, 1 brothers and sisters, 2 we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh 8:13 (for if you live according to the flesh, you will 3 die), 4 but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live.
1 tn There is a double connective here that cannot be easily preserved in English: “consequently therefore,” emphasizing the conclusion of what he has been arguing.
2 tn Grk “brothers.” See note on the phrase “brothers and sisters” in 1:13.
3 tn Grk “are about to, are certainly going to.”
4 sn This remark is parenthetical to Paul’s argument.