Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

For the impotence of the law, in that it was weak because of the flesh, God, having sent his own Son in a form of flesh of sin, and concerning sin, condemned sin in the flesh,

New American Standard Bible

For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh,

King James Version

For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

Holman Bible

What the law could not do since it was limited by the flesh, God did. He condemned sin in the flesh by sending His own Son in flesh like ours under sin’s domain, and as a sin offering,

International Standard Version

For what the Law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the flesh, God did. By sending his own Son in the form of humanity, he condemned sin by being incarnate,

American Standard Version

For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

Amplified

For what the Law could not do [that is, overcome sin and remove its penalty, its power] being weakened by the flesh [man’s nature without the Holy Spirit], God did: He sent His own Son in the likeness of sinful man as an offering for sin. And He condemned sin in the flesh [subdued it and overcame it in the person of His own Son],

An Understandable Version

For what the law was not able to do [for mankind], since it was [too] weak [to deliver them from condemnation] because fleshly people [were unable to obey it perfectly], God condemned sin in the flesh [i.e., sin was declared evil and its power over man broken]. God did this by sending His own Son in a body like sinful man's, and to destroy sin,

Anderson New Testament

For what the law could not do, because it was weak through the flesh, God has done, who, sending his own son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for a sin-offering, condemned sin in the flesh,

Bible in Basic English

For what the law was not able to do because it was feeble through the flesh, God, sending his Son in the image of the evil flesh, and as an offering for sin, gave his decision against sin in the flesh:

Common New Testament

For what the law could not do, in that it was weakened through the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin: he condemned sin in the flesh,

Daniel Mace New Testament

God having sent his own son invested with a body like that of sinful men, as a sacrifice for sin, thereby destroyed its power; which the law could not effect, human nature being in such a corrupted state.

Darby Translation

For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, having sent his own Son, in likeness of flesh of sin, and for sin, has condemned sin in the flesh,

Godbey New Testament

For there was an impotency of the law, in which it was weak through depravity, God having sent his own Son in the likeness of the sin of depravity and for sin, condemned sin in depravity:

Goodspeed New Testament

For though it was impossible for the Law to do it, hampered as it was by our physical limitations, God, by sending his own Son in our sinful physical form, as a sin-offering, put his condemnation upon sin through his physical nature,

John Wesley New Testament

For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God hath done: sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, to be a sacrifice for sin, he hath condemned sin in the flesh:

Julia Smith Translation

For the impossibility of the law, in that it was weak by the flesh, God having sent his own Son in the likeness of the flesh of sin, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

King James 2000

For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

Lexham Expanded Bible

For what [was] impossible for the law, in that it was weak through the flesh, God [did]. [By] sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and concerning sin, he condemned sin in the flesh,

Modern King James verseion

For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For what the law could not do, inasmuch as it was weak because of the flesh - that performed God, and sent his son in the similitude of sinful flesh, and by sin damned sin in the flesh;

Moffatt New Testament

For God has done what the Law, weakened here by the flesh, could not do; by sending his own Son in the guise of sinful flesh, to deal with sin, he condemned sin in the flesh,

Montgomery New Testament

For God has done what the Law could not do, weakened as it was by flesh. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and on account of sin, he condemned sin in the flesh;

NET Bible

For God achieved what the law could not do because it was weakened through the flesh. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and concerning sin, he condemned sin in the flesh,

New Heart English Bible

For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God did, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh;

Noyes New Testament

For what the Law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God hath done, who on account of sin sent his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and passed sentence of condemnation on sin in the flesh;

Sawyer New Testament

For what the law could not do because it was weak through the flesh, God having sent his Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned the sin in the flesh,

The Emphasized Bible

For, what was impossible by the law in that it was weak through the flesh, God, by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and concerning sin, condemned sin in the flesh,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For that which was impossible by the law, inasmuch as it was impotent through the flesh, God having sent his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in that flesh:

Twentieth Century New Testament

What Law could not do, in so far as our earthly nature weakened its action, God did, by sending his own Son, with a nature resembling our sinful nature, to atone for sin. He condemned sin in that earthly nature,

Webster

For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

Weymouth New Testament

For what was impossible to the Law--powerless as it was because it acted through frail humanity--God effected. Sending His own Son in a body like that of sinful human nature and as a sacrifice for sin, He pronounced sentence upon sin in human nature;

Williams New Testament

For though the law could not do it, because it was made helpless through our lower nature, yet God, by sending His own Son in a body similar to that of our lower nature, and as a sacrifice for sin, passed sentence upon sin through His body,

World English Bible

For what the law couldn't do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God did, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh;

Worrell New Testament

For, what was impossible under law, wherein it was weak through the flesh. God, sending His Own Son in likeness of sinful flesh, and, respecting sin, condemned sin in the flesh;

Worsley New Testament

For that which was impossible for the law to do, and in which it was weak through the corruption of the flesh, God by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sacrifice for sin, hath done; that is, hath condemned sin in the flesh:

Youngs Literal Translation

for what the law was not able to do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, His own Son having sent in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, did condemn the sin in the flesh,

Interlinear

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


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

the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
law
Usage: 179

could not do
ἀδύνατος 
Adunatos 
Usage: 7

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

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

it was weak
ἀσθενέω 
Astheneo 
Usage: 34

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

the flesh
σάρξ 
Sarx 
Usage: 130

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

πέμπω 
Pempo 
Usage: 39

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

Son
υἱός 
Huios 
Usage: 213

the likeness
ὁμοίωμα 
Homoioma 
Usage: 6

of sinful
ἁμαρτία 
Hamartia 
Usage: 143

σάρξ 
Sarx 
Usage: 130

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

for
περί 
Peri 
Usage: 254

sin
ἁμαρτία 
Hamartia 
ἁμαρτία 
Hamartia 
Usage: 143
Usage: 143

κατακρίνω 
Katakrino 
Usage: 10

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Devotionals about Romans 8:3

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Context Readings

Set Free From The Law Of Sin And Death

2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus freed me from the law of sin and of death. 3 For the impotence of the law, in that it was weak because of the flesh, God, having sent his own Son in a form of flesh of sin, and concerning sin, condemned sin in the flesh, 4 so that the justice of the law might be fulfilled in us, those who walk not according to flesh, but according to Spirit.


Cross References

Acts 13:39

And from all things of which ye could not be make righteous by the Law of Moses, in this man every man who believes is made righteous.

2 Corinthians 5:21

For the man who knew no sin was made sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in him.

Hebrews 10:14

For by one offering he has fully perfected forever those being sanctified.

Philippians 2:7

But he emptied himself, having taken a form of a bondman, having become in a likeness of men.

Hebrews 10:1-10

For the law having a shadow of the good things that are coming, not the same substance of the events, with the same sacrifices that are offered continually each year, they are never able to fully perfect those who are approaching.

Mark 15:27

And they crucify two robbers with him, one at his right hand, and one at his left.

John 1:14

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us. And we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 3:14-17

And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up,

John 9:24

So they called the man who was blind, for a second time, and said to him, Give glory to God. We know that this man is sinful.

Romans 3:20

Because from works of law no flesh will be made right before him, for through law is knowledge of sin.

Romans 6:6

Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with him, so that the body of sin might be inactivated, no longer to enslave us to sin.

Romans 7:5-11

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.

Romans 8:32

He who did not even spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how will he not also give us all things with him?

Romans 9:3

For I wished I myself to be accursed from the Christ, for my brothers, my kinsmen according to flesh,

Galatians 3:13

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us. For it is written, Cursed is every man who hangs on a tree.

Galatians 3:21

Is the law therefore against the promises of God? May it not happen! For if a law was given that could make alive, truly righteousness would be from law.

Galatians 4:4-5

But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth his Son, born from a woman, born under law,

Hebrews 2:14

Since therefore the children have partaken of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise shared the same things, so that through death he might make him who has the power of death impotent, that is, the devil.

Hebrews 2:17

Therefore he was obligated to be made like his brothers in accordance with all things, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things toward God, in order to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

Hebrews 4:15

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but who was tempted in all things in the same way, without sin.

Hebrews 7:18-19

For indeed there becomes an annulment of a preceding commandment because of its weakness and uselessness

Hebrews 10:12

But this man, having offered one sacrifice on behalf of sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God,

1 Peter 2:24

Who himself took up our sins in his body upon the tree, so that we, having died to sins, might live to the righteousness of him from whose wound ye were healed.

1 Peter 4:1-2

Therefore of Christ having suffered in flesh for us, arm ye yourselves also with the same mentality, because he who has suffered in flesh has ceased from sin,

1 John 4:10-14

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son, an atonement for our sins.

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