Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

For when we were in the flesh the passions of sins, which were by the law, wrought in our members to bring forth fruit to death;

New American Standard Bible

For while we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were aroused by the Law, were at work in the members of our body to bear fruit for death.

King James Version

For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.

Holman Bible

For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions operated through the law in every part of us and bore fruit for death.

International Standard Version

For while we were living according to our human nature, sinful passions were at work in our bodies by means of the Law, to bear fruit resulting in death.

A Conservative Version

For when we were in the flesh, the passions of the sins were working in our body-parts (through the law) in order to bear fruit to death.

American Standard Version

For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were through the law, wrought in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.

Amplified

When we were living in the flesh (mere physical lives), the sinful passions that were awakened and aroused up by [what] the Law [makes sin] were constantly operating in our natural powers (in our bodily organs, in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh), so that we bore fruit for death.

An Understandable Version

For when we were in the flesh [i.e., before conversion], our sinful desires, aroused by [the restrictions of] the law of Moses, worked in our bodies to produce activity that led to [spiritual] death.

Anderson New Testament

For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were excited by the law, were active in our members, so as to bring forth fruit to death:

Bible in Basic English

For when we were in the flesh, the evil passions which came into being through the law were working in our bodies to give the fruit of death.

Common New Testament

While we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for when we were in the carnal state of the law, the sinful passions of that state set our animal faculties to work in the service of death.

Godbey New Testament

For when we were in carnality, the emotions of sins, which were through the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.

Goodspeed New Testament

For when we were living mere physical lives the sinful passions, awakened by the Law, operated through the organs of our bodies to make us bear fruit for death.

John Wesley New Testament

For when we were in the flesh, sinful passions, which were by the law, wrought in our members, so as to bring forth fruit unto death.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For while we were in the flesh, the affections of the sins which were by the law worked in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.

Julia Smith Translation

For when we were in the flesh the passions of sins, those by the law, were energetic in our members to bring forth fruit to death.

King James 2000

For when we were in the flesh, the passions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For when we were in the flesh, sinful desires were working through the law in our members, to bear fruit for death.

Modern King James verseion

For when we were in the flesh, the passions of sin worked in our members through the law to bring forth fruit to death.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For when we were in the flesh, the lusts of sin which were stirred up by the law, reigned in our members, to bring forth fruit unto death.

Moffatt New Testament

For when we were unspiritual, the sinful cravings excited by the Law were active in our members and made us fruitful to Death;

Montgomery New Testament

For while we were unspiritual, the sinful passions, aroused by the Law, were ever active in every part of our bodies, leading us to bear fruit unto death.

NET Bible

For when we were in the flesh, the sinful desires, aroused by the law, were active in the members of our body to bear fruit for death.

New Heart English Bible

For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were through the law, worked in our members to bring forth fruit to death.

Noyes New Testament

For when we were in the flesh, the affections of sins, which were through the Law, were working in our members to bear fruit unto death.

Sawyer New Testament

For when we were in the flesh, the sinful affections operated through the law in our members to bear fruit to death;

The Emphasized Bible

For, when we were in the flesh, the susceptibilities of sins which were through the law, used to be energized in our members unto the bringing forth of fruit unto death;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions excited by the law, wrought powerfully in our members, to bring forth fruit unto death.

Twentieth Century New Testament

When we were living merely earthly lives, our sinful passions, aroused by the Law, were active in every part of our bodies, with the result that our lives bore fruit for Death.

Webster

For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit to death:

Weymouth New Testament

For whilst we were under the thraldom of our earthly natures, sinful passions-- made sinful by the Law--were always being aroused to action in our bodily faculties that they might yield fruit to death.

Williams New Testament

For when we were living in accordance with our lower nature, the sinful passions that were aroused by the law were operating in the parts of our bodies to make us bear fruit that leads to death.

World English Bible

For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were through the law, worked in our members to bring forth fruit to death.

Worrell New Testament

For, when we were in the flesh, the passions of sins, which were through the law, were working in our members to bring forth fruit to death.

Worsley New Testament

For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions while we were under the law operated in our bodies so as to bring forth fruit unto death.

Youngs Literal Translation

for when we were in the flesh, the passions of the sins, that are through the law, were working in our members, to bear fruit to the death;

Interlinear

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

ὅτε ὅτε ἥτε τοτε 
Hote 
Usage: 86

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

in
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128

the flesh
σάρξ 
Sarx 
Usage: 130

the motions
πάθημα 
Pathema 
Usage: 16

of sins
ἁμαρτία 
Hamartia 
Usage: 143


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

by
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
law
Usage: 179

ἐνεργέω 
Energeo 
Usage: 21

our
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 388

μέλος 
melos 
Usage: 32

to
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

καρποφορέω 
Karpophoreo 
Usage: 4

Context Readings

Released From The Law Through Death

4 So that, my brethren, ye also have been made dead to the law by the body of the Christ, to be to another, who has been raised up from among the dead, in order that we might bear fruit to God. 5 For when we were in the flesh the passions of sins, which were by the law, wrought in our members to bring forth fruit to death; 6 but now we are clear from the law, having died in that in which we were held, so that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in oldness of letter.


Cross References

Romans 6:13

Neither yield your members instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but yield yourselves to God as alive from among the dead, and your members instruments of righteousness to God.

Romans 6:21

What fruit therefore had ye then in the things of which ye are now ashamed? for the end of them is death.

Matthew 15:19

For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witnessings, blasphemies;

John 3:6

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

Romans 1:26

For this reason God gave them up to vile lusts; for both their females changed the natural use into that contrary to nature;

Romans 3:20

Wherefore by works of law no flesh shall be justified before him; for by law is knowledge of sin.

Romans 4:15

For law works wrath; but where no law is neither is there transgression.

Romans 5:20

But law came in, in order that the offence might abound; but where sin abounded grace has overabounded,

Romans 6:19

I speak humanly on account of the weakness of your flesh. For even as ye have yielded your members in bondage to uncleanness and to lawlessness unto lawlessness, so now yield your members in bondage to righteousness unto holiness.

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death; but the act of favour of God, eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 7:7-13

What shall we say then? is the law sin? Far be the thought. But I had not known sin, unless by law: for I had not had conscience also of lust unless the law had said, Thou shalt not lust;

Romans 7:23

but I see another law in my members, warring in opposition to the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which exists in my members.

Romans 8:8-9

and they that are in flesh cannot please God.

1 Corinthians 15:56

Now the sting of death is sin, and the power of sin the law;

2 Corinthians 3:6-9

who has also made us competent, as ministers of the new covenant; not of letter, but of spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit quickens.

Galatians 3:10

For as many as are on the principle of works of law are under curse. For it is written, Cursed is every one who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them;

Galatians 5:16-17

But I say, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall no way fulfil flesh's lust.

Galatians 5:19-21

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness,

Galatians 5:24

But they that are of the Christ have crucified the flesh with the passions and the lusts.

Ephesians 2:3

among whom we also all once had our conversation in the lusts of our flesh, doing what the flesh and the thoughts willed to do, and were children, by nature, of wrath, even as the rest:

Ephesians 2:11

Wherefore remember that ye, once nations in the flesh, who are called uncircumcision by that called circumcision in the flesh done with the hand;

Colossians 3:5

Put to death therefore your members which are upon the earth, fornication, uncleanness, vile passions, evil lust, and unbridled desire, which is idolatry.

Titus 3:3

For we were once ourselves also without intelligence, disobedient, wandering in error, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

James 1:15

then lust, having conceived, gives birth to sin; but sin fully completed brings forth death.

James 2:9-10

But if ye have respect of persons, ye commit sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors.

James 4:1

Whence come wars and whence fightings among you? Is it not thence, from your pleasures, which war in your members?

1 John 3:4

Every one that practises sin practises also lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness.

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