Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 desires of the flesh are opposed to the [Holy] Spirit, and the [desires of the] Spirit are opposed to the flesh (godless human nature); for these are antagonistic to each other [continually withstanding and in conflict with each other], so that you are not free but are prevented from doing what you desire 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For the flesh lusts 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.

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 So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will never fulfill the desires of the flesh. 17 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. 18 But if you are being led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.



Cross References

Romans 8:5-8

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.

Romans 8:13

For if you live according to human nature, you are going to die, but if by the Spirit you continuously put to death the activities of the body, you will live.

Psalm 19:12-13

Who can detect his own mistake? Cleanse me from hidden sin.

Psalm 51:1-5

Have mercy, God, according to your gracious love, according to your unlimited compassion, erase my transgressions.

Psalm 51:10-12

God, create a pure heart in me, and renew a right attitude within me.

Psalm 65:3

My acts of iniquity they overwhelm me! Our transgressions you blot them out!

Psalm 119:4-6

You have commanded concerning your precepts, that they be guarded with diligence.

Psalm 119:20

My soul is consumed with longing for your decrees at all times.

Psalm 119:24-25

I take joy in your decrees, for they are my counselors. Daleth

Psalm 119:32

I eagerly race along the way of your commands, for you enable me to do so. He

Psalm 119:35

Help me live my life by your commands, because my joy is in them.

Psalm 119:40

Look, I long for your precepts; revive me through your righteousness. Vav

Psalm 119:133

Direct my footsteps by your promise, and do not let any kind of iniquity rule over me.

Psalm 119:159

Look how I love your precepts, LORD; revive me according to your gracious love.

Psalm 119:176

I have wandered away like a lost sheep; come find your servant, for I do not forget your commands. A Song of Ascents

Psalm 130:3

LORD, if you were to record iniquities, Lord, who could remain standing?

Ecclesiastes 7:20

For there is not a single righteous man on earth who practices good and does not sin.

Isaiah 6:5

"How terrible it will be for me!" I cried, "because I am ruined! I'm a man with unclean lips, and I live among a people with unclean lips! And my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of the Heavenly Armies!"

Matthew 5:6

"How blessed are those who are hungry and thirsty for righteousness, because it is they who will be satisfied!

Matthew 12:30

The person who isn't with me is against me, and the person who isn't gathering with me is scattering.

Matthew 16:17

Then Jesus told him, "How blessed you are, Simon son of Jonah, since flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, though my Father in heaven has.

Matthew 16:23

But Jesus turned and told Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are an offense to me, because you are not thinking God's thoughts but human thoughts!"

Matthew 26:41

All of you must stay awake and pray that you won't be tempted. The spirit is indeed willing, but the body is weak."

Luke 22:33

Peter told him, "Lord, I am ready to go even to prison and to die with you!"

Luke 22:46

He asked them, "Why are you sleeping? Get up and keep on praying that you may not be tempted."

Luke 22:54-61

Then they arrested him, led him away, and brought him to the high priest's house. But Peter was following at a distance.

John 3:6

What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Romans 7:7-8

What should we say, then? Is the Law sinful? Of course not! In fact, I wouldn't have become aware of sin if it had not been for the Law. I wouldn't have known what it means to covet if the Law had not said, "You must not covet."

Romans 7:10-25

and I died. I found that the very rule that was intended to bring life actually brought death.

Galatians 3:21

So is the Law in conflict with the promises of God? Of course not! For if a law had been given that could give us life, then certainly righteousness would come through the Law.

Philippians 3:12-16

It's not that I have already reached this goal or have already become perfect. But I keep pursuing it, hoping somehow to embrace it just as I have been embraced by the Messiah Jesus.

James 3:2

For all of us make many mistakes. If someone does not make any mistakes when he speaks, he is perfect and able to control his whole body.

James 4:5-6

Or do you think the Scripture means nothing when it says that the Spirit that God caused to live in us jealously yearns for us?

1 John 1:8-10

If we say that we do not have any sin, we are deceiving ourselves and we're not being truthful to ourselves.

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