Parallel Verses

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.

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 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 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. 18 But if ye are led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.



Cross References

Romans 8:5-8

For those that are according to the flesh know the things that are of the flesh; but those that are according to the Spirit, the things that are of the Spirit.

Romans 8:13

For if ye live according to the flesh, ye shall die; but if through the Spirit ye mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

Psalm 19:12-13

Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.

Psalm 51:1-5

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy mercy; according unto the multitude of thy compassion eradicate my rebellion.

Psalm 51:10-12

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

Psalm 65:3

Words of iniquity overwhelmed me, but thou shalt purge away our rebellion.

Psalm 119:4-6

Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.

Psalm 119:20

My soul is broken from desiring thy judgments at all times.

Psalm 119:24-25

For thy testimonies are my delight and my counsellors.

Psalm 119:32

I will run the way of thy commandments when thou shalt 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; cause me to live in thy righteousness.

Psalm 119:133

Order my steps with thy word; and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

Psalm 119:159

Consider, O LORD, that I love thy precepts; cause me to live according to thy mercy.

Psalm 119:176

I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy slave; for I have not forgotten thy commandments.

Psalm 130:3

If thou, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall endure?

Ecclesiastes 7:20

For surely there is not a just man upon earth that in doing good does not sin.

Isaiah 6:5

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

Matthew 5:6

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Matthew 12:30

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

Matthew 16:17

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon son of Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed it unto thee, but my Father who is in the heavens.

Matthew 16:23

But he turned and said unto Peter, Remove thyself from before me, Satan; thou art an offence unto me, for thou dost not understand that which is of God, but that which is of men.

Matthew 26:41

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

Luke 22:33

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

Luke 22:46

and said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.

Luke 22:54-61

Then they took him and led him and brought him into the house of the prince of the priests. And Peter followed afar off.

John 3:6

That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Romans 7:7-8

What shall we say then? Is the law sin? No, in no wise. But, I did not know sin except by the law; for neither would I have known lust if the law did not say, Thou shalt not covet.

Romans 7:10-25

And I found that the same commandment, which was unto life, was mortal unto me.

Galatians 3:21

Is the law then against the promises of God? No, in no wise, for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

Philippians 3:12-16

Not as though I had already attained it, either were already perfect, but I follow after, if I may lay hold of that for which I have also been laid hold of by the Christ, Jesus.

James 3:2

For we all offend in many things. If any man offends not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to govern the whole body with restraint.

James 4:5-6

Do ye think that the scripture says in vain, The spirit that dwells in us lusts to envy?

1 John 1:8-10

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and there is no truth in us.

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