Parallel Verses

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:

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,

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,

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:

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,

Verse Picture

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

Devotionals

Devotionals about Romans 8:3

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Images Romans 8:3

Prayers for Romans 8:3

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 death. 3 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: 4 That the justification of the law be filled up in us, not walking according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.


Cross References

Acts 13:39

And from all which ye could not be justified by Moses' law, every one believing in him is justified.

2 Corinthians 5:21

For him not knowing sin, he made sin for us; that we might be the justice of God in him.

Hebrews 10:14

For by one offering has he perfected forever the consecrated.

Philippians 2:7

But emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, born in the likeness of men:

Hebrews 10:1-10

For the law having a shadow of good things about to be, not the same image of the things, with these sacrifices which they bring in yearly in continuance never can render perfect them coming thereto.

Mark 15:27

And with him they crucify two robbers; one from the right, and one from the left.

John 1:14

And the Word was flesh, and dwelt with us, (and we beheld his glory, as the glory of the only born of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

John 3:14-17

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of man be lifted up;

John 9:24

Then called they the man of a second time, who was blind, and said to him, Give glory to God: we know that this man is sinful.

Romans 3:20

Therefore from the works of the law shall no flesh be justified before him: for by the law the knowledge of sin.

Romans 6:6

Knowing this, that our old man was crucified together, that the body of sin might be left inactive, for us no more to serve sin.

Romans 7:5-11

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.

Romans 8:32

Who truly spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, and how not with him will he freely give us all?

Romans 9:3

For I myself was praying to be anathema from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:

Galatians 3:13

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having been a curse for us: for it has been written, Cursed every one hanging upon a tree:

Galatians 3:21

The law then against the promises of God? It may not be: for if a law had been given able to make alive, truly justice would be by the law.

Galatians 4:4-5

And when the completion of the time was come, God sent his Son, born of woman, born under the law,

Hebrews 2:14

Since therefore the young children participated in flesh and blood, he also likewise participated with them; that by death he might leave unemployed him having the strength of death, that is, the devil;

Hebrews 2:17

Wherefore in all things it was necessary to be made like to the brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful chief priest in things towards God, in order to propitiate for the sin of the people.

Hebrews 4:15

For we have not a chief priest unable to suffer with our weaknesses; but tried in all things as a resemblance, without sin.

Hebrews 7:18-19

For there is truly an annulling of the command going before by its weakness and unprofitableness.

Hebrews 10:12

But this, having brought in one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God;

1 Peter 2:24

Who himself bear up our sins in his body upon the wood, that we, removed from sins, should live to justice: by whose bloody mark ye were healed.

1 Peter 4:1-2

Therefore Christ having suffered for us in the flesh,, also arm ye yourselves with the same mind: (for he having suffered in the 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 a propitiation for our sins.

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