Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

For the flesh desires against the Spirit, and the Spirit is against the flesh. For these are hostile to each other, so that whatever these things are ye may want, ye may not do.

New American Standard Bible

For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

For the flesh desires what is against the Spirit, and the Spirit desires what is against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, so that you don’t do what you want.

International Standard Version

For what the flesh wants is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit wants is opposed to the flesh. They are opposed to each other, and so you do not do what you want to do.

American Standard Version

For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are contrary the one to the other; that ye may not do the things that ye would.

Amplified

For the sinful nature has its desire which is opposed to the Spirit, and the [desire of the] Spirit opposes the sinful nature; for these [two, the sinful nature and the Spirit] are in direct opposition to each other [continually in conflict], so that you [as believers] do not [always] do whatever [good things] you want to do.

An Understandable Version

For what your body wants is in conflict with what the Holy Spirit wants [for you], and what the Holy Spirit wants conflicts with what your body wants, for these [two desires] are contrary to one another, so that you do not [always] do what you [really] want to.

Anderson New Testament

For the desire of the flesh is against the Spirit, and the desire of the Spirit is against flesh; and these are opposed, the one to the other, so that you can not do what you would.

Bible in Basic English

For the flesh has desires against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; because these are opposite the one to the other; so that you may not do the things which you have a mind to do.

Common New Testament

For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh; for these are opposed to each other, so that you may not do what you would.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for the vicious desires are contrary to those of the spirit, and the inclinations of the spirit are contrary to those of the animal part; these are opposite to each other, so that you do not the things that you would.

Darby Translation

For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these things are opposed one to the other, that ye should not do those things which ye desire;

Godbey New Testament

For carnality wars against the Spirit, and the Spirit against carnality; for these are antagonistical to one another; so that you may not do the things which you may wish.

Goodspeed New Testament

For the physical cravings are against the Spirit, and the cravings of the Spirit are against the physical; the two are in opposition, so that you cannot do anything you please.

John Wesley New Testament

For the flesh desireth against the Spirit, but the Spirit desireth against the flesh (these are contrary to each other) that ye may not do the things which ye would.

Julia Smith Translation

For the flesh desires against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are adverse to one another: that not the things ye would, these should ye do.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

For the flesh desires against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh, for these are in opposition to one another, so that whatever you want, you may not do these [things].

Modern King James verseion

For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh. And these are contrary to one another; lest whatever you may will, these things you do.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For the flesh lusteth contrary to the spirit, and the spirit contrary to the flesh. These are contrary one to the other, so that ye cannot do that which ye would.

Moffatt New Testament

For the passion of the flesh is against the Spirit, and the passion of the Spirit against the flesh ??the two are at issue, so that you are not free to do as you please.

Montgomery New Testament

For the desire of the flesh is against that of the Spirit, and the desire of the Spirit is against that of the flesh, for they two are antagonistic, so that you may not do those things that you wish.

NET Bible

For the flesh has desires that are opposed to the Spirit, and the Spirit has desires that are opposed to the flesh, for these are in opposition to each other, so that you cannot do what you want.

New Heart English Bible

For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, that you may not do the things that you desire.

Noyes New Testament

For the flesh hath desires against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these oppose one another, that ye may not do the things that ye would.

Sawyer New Testament

For the flesh desires against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are opposed one to another, so that you do not what you wish.

The Emphasized Bible

For, the flesh, coveted against the Spirit, but, the Spirit, against the flesh, - for, these, unto one another, are opposed, lest, whatsoever things ye chance to desire, these, ye should be doing!

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For the flesh hath appetites contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit contrary to the flesh, and these act in opposition the one to the other: so that ye do not the things which ye would.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For these cravings of our earthly nature conflict with the Spirit, and the Spirit with our earthly nature--they are two contrary principles--so that you cannot do what you wish.

Webster

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.

Weymouth New Testament

For the cravings of the lower nature are opposed to those of the Spirit, and the cravings of the Spirit are opposed to those of the lower nature; because these are antagonistic to each other, so that you cannot do everything to which you are inclined.

Williams New Testament

For the cravings of the lower nature are just the opposite to those of the Spirit, and the cravings of the Spirit are just the opposite of those of the lower nature; these two are opposed to each other, so that you cannot do anything you please.

World English Bible

For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, that you may not do the things that you desire.

Worrell New Testament

For the flesh covets against the spirit, and the spirit against the flesh; for these are contrary one to the other, that ye may not do the things which ye wish.

Worsley New Testament

for the flesh desireth things contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit things contrary to the flesh: and these are opposite to each other; so that ye do not those things which ye would.

Youngs Literal Translation

for the flesh doth desire contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit contrary to the flesh, and these are opposed one to another, that the things that ye may will -- these ye may not do;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

the flesh
σάρξ 
Sarx 
σάρξ 
Sarx 
Usage: 130
Usage: 130

ἐπιθυμέω 
Epithumeo 
Usage: 10

κατά 
Kata 
κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428
Usage: 428

the Spirit
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334
Usage: 334

and
δέ 
De 
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184
Usage: 2184

ταῦτα 
Tauta 
Usage: 188

ἀντίκειμαι 
Antikeimai 
Usage: 7

the one to the other
ἀλλήλων 
Allelon 
Usage: 85

so that
ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

ye
ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

do
ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

the things
ταῦτα 
Tauta 
Usage: 188

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

Devotionals

Devotionals about Galatians 5:17

Devotionals containing Galatians 5:17

References

Images Galatians 5:17

Prayers for Galatians 5:17

Context Readings

Live By The Spirit And Reject The Deeds Of The Flesh

16 But I say, walk in Spirit and ye will, no, not fulfill a lust of flesh. 17 For the flesh desires against the Spirit, and the Spirit is against the flesh. For these are hostile to each other, so that whatever these things are ye may want, ye may not do. 18 But if ye are led by Spirit ye are not under law.



Cross References

Romans 8:5-8

For those who are according to flesh think about the things of the flesh, but those according to Spirit the things of the Spirit.

Romans 8:13

For if ye live according to flesh, ye are going to die, but if in spirit ye kill the deeds of the body, ye will live.

Psalm 19:12-13

Who can discern [his] errors? Clear thou me from hidden [faults].

Psalm 51:1-5

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving kindness. According to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

Psalm 51:10-12

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Psalm 65:3

Iniquities prevail against me. As for our transgressions, thou will forgive them.

Psalm 119:4-6

Thou have commanded thy precepts, that we should observe them diligently.

Psalm 119:20

My soul breaks for the longing that it has to thine ordinances at all times.

Psalm 119:24-25

Thy testimonies also are my delight [and] my counselors.

Psalm 119:32

I will run the way of thy commandments when thou shall enlarge my heart.

Psalm 119:35

Make me to go in the path of thy commandments, for therein do I delight.

Psalm 119:40

Behold, I have longed after thy precepts. Enliven me in thy righteousness.

Psalm 119:133

Establish my footsteps in thy word, and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

Psalm 119:159

Consider how I love thy precepts. Enliven me, O LORD, according to thy loving kindness.

Psalm 119:176

I have gone astray like a lost sheep. Seek thy servant, for I do not forget thy commandments.

Psalm 130:3

If thou, LORD, should note iniquities, O LORD, who could stand?

Ecclesiastes 7:20

Surely there is not a righteous man upon earth that does good, and sins not.

Isaiah 6:5

Then I said, Woe is me! For I am undone, because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips. For my eyes have seen the King, LORD of hosts.

Matthew 5:6

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, because they will be filled.

Matthew 12:30

He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.

Matthew 16:17

And having answered, Jesus said to him, Blessed are thou, Simon Bar-jonah, because flesh and blood has not revealed it to thee, but my Father in the heavens.

Matthew 16:23

But having turned around, he said to Peter, Go thee behind me, Satan. Thou are my stumbling-block, because thou regard not the things of God, but the things of men.

Matthew 26:41

Watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation. Truly, the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Luke 22:33

And he said to him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee both to prison and to death.

Luke 22:46

And said to them, Why sleep ye? Having risen, pray that ye may not enter into temptation.

Luke 22:54-61

And having seized him, they led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. But Peter followed from afar.

John 3:6

That which is begotten from the flesh is flesh, and that which is begotten from the Spirit is spirit.

Romans 7:7-8

What will we say then? The law is sin? May it not happen! Yet I did not know sin except through law. For likewise I would not have known lust, if the law did not say, Thou shall not covet.

Romans 7:10-25

And I found to me, the commandment being for life, this is for death.

Galatians 3:21

Is the law therefore against the promises of God? May it not happen! For if a law was given that could make alive, truly righteousness would be from law.

Philippians 3:12-16

Not that I have already obtained or have already been fully perfected, but I press forward, if also I might seize upon that for which also I was seized by Christ Jesus.

James 3:2

For we all stumble in many things. If any man does not stumble in word, this is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.

James 4:5-6

Or think ye that the scripture says vainly, The spirit that he caused to dwell in us yearns with jealousy?

1 John 1:8-10

If we say that we have no sin, we lead ourselves astray, and the truth is not in us.

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