Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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;

Verse Picture

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, Go on in the Spirit, and you will not come under the rule of the evil desires of the flesh. 17 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. 18 But if you are guided by the Spirit, you are not under the law.



Cross References

Romans 8:5-8

For those who are living in the way of the flesh give their minds to the things of the flesh, but those who go in the way of the Spirit, to the things of the Spirit.

Romans 8:13

For if you go in the way of the flesh, death will come on you; but if by the Spirit you put to death the works of the body, you will have life.

Psalm 19:12-13

Who has full knowledge of his errors? make me clean from secret evil.

Psalm 51:1-5

Have pity on me, O God, in your mercy; out of a full heart, take away my sin.

Psalm 51:10-12

Make a clean heart in me, O God; give me a right spirit again.

Psalm 65:3

Evils have overcome us: but as for our sins, you will take them away.

Psalm 119:4-6

You have put your orders into our hearts, so that we might keep them with care.

Psalm 119:20

My soul is broken with desire for your decisions at all times.

Psalm 119:24-25

Your unchanging word is my delight, and the guide of my footsteps.

Psalm 119:32

I will go quickly in the way of your teaching, because you have given me a free heart.

Psalm 119:35

Make me go in the way of your teachings; for they are my delight.

Psalm 119:40

See how great is my desire for your orders: give me life in your righteousness.

Psalm 119:133

Let my steps be guided by your word; and let not sin have control over me.

Psalm 119:159

See how great is my love for your orders: give me life, O Lord, in keeping with your mercy.

Psalm 119:176

I have gone out of the way like a wandering sheep; make search for your servant; for I keep your teachings ever in mind.

Psalm 119:176

I have gone out of the way like a wandering sheep; make search for your servant; for I keep your teachings ever in mind.

Ecclesiastes 7:20

There is no man on earth of such righteousness that he does good and is free from sin all his days.

Isaiah 6:5

Then I said, The curse is on me, and my fate is destruction; for I am a man of unclean lips, living among a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of armies.

Matthew 5:6

Happy are those whose heart's desire is for righteousness: for they will have their desire.

Matthew 12:30

Whoever is not with me is against me; and he who does not take part with me in getting people together, is driving them away.

Matthew 16:17

And Jesus made answer and said to him, A blessing on you, Simon Bar-jonah: because this knowledge has not come to you from flesh and blood, but from my Father in heaven.

Matthew 16:23

But he, turning to Peter, said, Get out of my way, Satan: you are a danger to me because your mind is not on the things of God, but on the things of men.

Matthew 26:41

Keep watch with prayer, so that you may not be put to the test: the spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is feeble.

Luke 22:33

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

Luke 22:46

And he said, Why are you sleeping? Get up, and give yourselves to prayer, so that you may not be put to the test.

Luke 22:54-61

And they made him a prisoner and took him away to the house of the high priest. But Peter went after them at a distance.

John 3:6

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

Romans 7:7-8

What then is to be said? is the law sin? in no way. But I would not have had knowledge of sin but for the law: for I would not have been conscious of desire if the law had not said, You may not have a desire for what is another's.

Romans 7:10-25

And I made the discovery that the law whose purpose was to give life had become a cause of death:

Galatians 3:21

Is the law then against the words of God? in no way; because if there had been a law which was able to give life, truly righteousness would have been by the law.

Philippians 3:12-16

Not as if I had even now got the reward or been made complete: but I go on in the hope that I may come to the knowledge of that for which I was made the servant of Christ Jesus.

James 3:2

For we all go wrong in a number of things. If a man never makes a slip in his talk, then he is a complete man and able to keep all his body in control.

James 4:5-6

Or does it seem to you that it is for nothing that the holy Writings say, The spirit which God put into our hearts has a strong desire for us?

1 John 1:8-10

If we say that we have no sin, we are false to ourselves and there is nothing true in us.

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