Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am fleshly, sold under sin.

New American Standard Bible

For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin.

King James Version

For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

Holman Bible

For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am made out of flesh, sold into sin’s power.

International Standard Version

For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am merely human, sold as a slave to sin.

A Conservative Version

For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, having been sold under sin.

American Standard Version

For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

Amplified

We know that the Law is spiritual; but I am a creature of the flesh [carnal, unspiritual], having been sold into slavery under [the control of] sin.

An Understandable Version

For we know that the law of Moses is spiritual [i.e., from the Holy Spirit in origin and character], but I am fleshly, sold as a slave to sin. [Note: "Flesh" throughout this section refers to a person's natural inclinations to sin].

Anderson New Testament

For we know that the law is spiritual; but I am carnal, sold into bondage to sin.

Bible in Basic English

For we are conscious that the law is of the spirit; but I am of the flesh, given into the power of sin.

Common New Testament

We know that the law is spiritual; but I am carnal, sold under sin.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold a slave to sin.

Godbey New Testament

For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, having been sold under sin.

Goodspeed New Testament

We know that the Law is spiritual, but I am physical, sold into slavery to sin.

John Wesley New Testament

We know that the law is spiritual; but I am carnal, sold under sin.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For we now know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold unto subjection by sin.

Julia Smith Translation

For we know that the law is spiritual: and I am fleshly, sold under sin.

King James 2000

For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am fleshly, {sold into slavery to sin}.

Modern King James verseion

For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin:

Moffatt New Testament

The Law is spiritual; we know that. But then I am a creature of the flesh, in the thraldom of sin.

Montgomery New Testament

For we know that the Law is spiritual; but as for me, I am a creature of flesh, bought and sold under the dominion of sin.

NET Bible

For we know that the law is spiritual -- but I am unspiritual, sold into slavery to sin.

New Heart English Bible

For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am fleshly, sold under sin.

Noyes New Testament

For we know that the Law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, a slave sold to sin.

Sawyer New Testament

For we know that the law is spiritual; but I am carnal, sold under sin.

The Emphasized Bible

For we know that, the law, is spiritual, - I, however, am a creature of flesh, sold under sin;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For we know that the law is spiritual; but I am fleshly, sold under sin.

Twentieth Century New Testament

We know that the Law is spiritual, but I am earthly-sold into slavery to Sin.

Webster

For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

Weymouth New Testament

For we know that the Law is a spiritual thing; but I am unspiritual--the slave, bought and sold, of sin.

Williams New Testament

For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am made of flesh that is frail, sold into slavery to sin.

World English Bible

For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am fleshly, sold under sin.

Worrell New Testament

For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin.

Worsley New Testament

For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

Youngs Literal Translation

for we have known that the law is spiritual, and I am fleshly, sold by the sin;

Interlinear

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

we know
εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
law
Usage: 179

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

πνευματικός 
Pneumatikos 
Usage: 25

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

I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
I, my, me, not tr
Usage: 174

am
εἰμί 
Eimi 
I am , am, it is I , be, I was , have been, not tr
Usage: 72

σαρκικός 
Sarkikos 
Usage: 11

πιπράσκω πράω 
Piprasko 
Usage: 7

ὑπό 
Hupo 
of, by, under, with, in, not tr,
Usage: 188

Context Readings

Internal Conflict With Sin

13 Did then that which is good become death to me? Far be the thought. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death to me by that which is good; in order that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful. 14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am fleshly, sold under sin. 15 For that which I do, I do not own: for not what I will, this I do; but what I hate, this I practise.



Cross References

1 Kings 21:20

And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, mine enemy? And he said, I have found thee; because thou hast sold thyself to do evil in the sight of Jehovah.

1 Kings 21:25

(Surely there was none like to Ahab, who did sell himself to do evil in the sight of Jehovah, Jezebel his wife urging him on.

2 Kings 17:17

and they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of Jehovah, to provoke him to anger.

Isaiah 50:1

Thus saith Jehovah: Where is the bill of your mother's divorce, whom I have put away? or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, through your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away.

Isaiah 52:3

For thus saith Jehovah: Ye have sold yourselves for nought, and ye shall be redeemed without money.

Genesis 37:27

Come and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites; but let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother, our flesh. And his brethren hearkened to him.

Genesis 37:36

And the Midianites sold him into Egypt, to Potiphar, a chamberlain of Pharaoh, the captain of the life-guard.

Genesis 40:15

for indeed I was stolen out of the land of the Hebrews, and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.

Exodus 21:2-6

If thou buy a Hebrew bondman, six years shall he serve; and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.

Exodus 22:3

If the sun be risen on him, there shall be blood-guiltiness for him; he should have made full restitution: if he had nothing, he would have been sold for his theft.

Leviticus 19:18

Thou shalt not avenge thyself, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am Jehovah.

Deuteronomy 6:5

and thou shalt love Jehovah thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength.

Job 42:6

Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

Psalm 51:6

Behold, thou wilt have truth in the inward parts; and in the hidden part thou wilt make me to know wisdom.

Psalm 119:25

DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken me according to thy word.

Proverbs 30:2

Truly I am more stupid than any one; and I have not a man's intelligence.

Proverbs 30:5

Every word of +God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

Isaiah 6:5

And I said, Woe unto me! for I am undone; for 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, Jehovah of hosts.

Isaiah 64:5-6

Thou meetest him that rejoiceth to do righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: (behold, thou wast wroth, and we have sinned:) in those is perpetuity, and we shall be saved.

Amos 2:6

Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not revoke its sentence; because they have sold the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes;

Matthew 5:22

But I say unto you, that every one that is lightly angry with his brother shall be subject to the judgment; but whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be subject to be called before the sanhedrim; but whosoever shall say, Fool, shall be subject to the penalty of the hell of fire.

Matthew 5:28

But I say unto you, that every one who looks upon a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Matthew 16:23

But turning round, he said to Peter, Get away behind me, Satan; thou art an offence to me, for thy mind is not on the things that are of God, but on the things that are of men.

Matthew 18:25

But he not having anything to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and his children, and everything that he had, and that payment should be made.

Matthew 22:37-40

And he said to him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy understanding.

Luke 5:8

But Simon Peter, seeing it, fell at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, Lord.

Luke 7:6

And Jesus went with them. But already, when he was not far from the house, the centurion sent to him friends, saying to him, Lord, do not trouble thyself, for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof.

Luke 18:11-14

The Pharisee, standing, prayed thus to himself: God, I thank thee that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax-gatherer.

Romans 7:18

For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, good does not dwell: for to will is there with me, but to do right I find not.

Romans 7:22-24

For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man:

1 Corinthians 3:1-3

And I, brethren, have not been able to speak to you as to spiritual, but as to fleshly; as to babes in Christ.

Ephesians 3:8

To me, less than the least of all saints, has this grace been given, to announce among the nations the glad tidings of the unsearchable riches of the Christ,

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is living and operative, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and penetrating to the division of soul and spirit, both of joints and marrow, and a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

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