Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

Bible References

The flesh

Matthew 16:17
Jesus answered, "Blessed are you, Simon, son of Jonah, for human nature has not disclosed this to you, but my Father in heaven!
Matthew 26:41
You must all watch, and pray that you may not be exposed to trial! One's spirit is eager, but flesh and blood are weak!"
John 3:6
Whatever owes its birth to the physical is physical, and whatever owes its birth to the Spirit is spiritual.
Romans 7:18
For I know that nothing good resides in me, that is, in my physical self; I can will, but I cannot do what is right.
Romans 8:5
People who are controlled by the physical think of what is physical, and people who are controlled by the spiritual think of what is spiritual.
James 4:5
Do you suppose the Scripture means nothing when it says, "He yearns jealously over the Spirit he has put in our hearts?"

And these

Galatians 3:21
Is the Law then contrary to God's promises? By no means. For if a law had been given that could have brought life, uprightness would really have come through law.
Matthew 12:30
Anyone who is not with me is against me, and anyone who does not join me in gathering, scatters.
Romans 7:7
Then what shall we conclude? That the Law is sin? Certainly not! Yet, if it had not been for the Law, I should never have learned what sin was; I should not have known what it was to covet if the Law had not said, "You must not covet."
Romans 8:5
People who are controlled by the physical think of what is physical, and people who are controlled by the spiritual think of what is spiritual.

So

Matthew 5:6
"Blessed are those who are hungry and thirsty for uprightness, for they will be satisfied!
Luke 22:33
Peter said to him, "Master, I am ready to go to prison and to death with you!"
Romans 7:15
I do not understand what I am doing, for I do not do what I want to do; I do things that I hate.
Philippians 3:12
Not that I have secured it yet, or already reached perfection, but I am pressing on to see if I can capture it, because I have been captured by Jesus Christ.
James 3:2
For we all make many mistakes. Anyone who never makes a mistake in what he says has a character that is fully developed and is able to control his whole body as well.
1 John 1:8
If we say, "We are without any sin," we are deceiving ourselves, and there is no truth in our hearts.