Parallel Verses

Amplified

[That is] because the mind of the flesh [with its carnal thoughts and purposes] is hostile to God, for it does not submit itself to God's Law; indeed it cannot.

New American Standard Bible

because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so,

King James Version

Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Holman Bible

For the mind-set of the flesh is hostile to God because it does not submit itself to God’s law, for it is unable to do so.

International Standard Version

That is why the mind that focuses on human nature is hostile toward God. It refuses to submit to the authority of God's Law because it is powerless to do so.

A Conservative Version

Because the mentality of the flesh is enmity against God, for it is not submissive to the law of God, for neither is it able.

American Standard Version

because the mind of the flesh is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can it be:

An Understandable Version

This is because the one whose mind is [controlled] by the flesh is an enemy of God; for he is not obedient to God's law, and in fact, cannot obey it.

Anderson New Testament

Because the mind of the flesh is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can it be.

Bible in Basic English

Because the mind of the flesh is opposite to God; it is not under the law of God, and is not able to be:

Common New Testament

For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so;

Daniel Mace New Testament

because a sensual disposition of mind is averse to God: for it is not subject to the divine law, nor indeed can it be.

Darby Translation

Because the mind of the flesh is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God; for neither indeed can it be:

Godbey New Testament

Therefore the mind of depravity is enmity toward God: for it is not subordinated to the law of God, for it is not able so to be.

Goodspeed New Testament

For to be physically minded means hostility to God, for it refuses to obey God's law, indeed it cannot obey it.

John Wesley New Testament

Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

because the prudence of the flesh is enmity against God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, neither indeed can it.

Julia Smith Translation

Wherefore the thought of the flesh enmity to God: for it is not subject to the law of God, for it cannot be.

King James 2000

Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Lexham Expanded Bible

because the mindset of the flesh [is] enmity toward God, for [it is] not subjected to the law of God, for [it is] not able [to do so],

Modern King James verseion

because the carnal mind is enmity against God, for it is not subject to the Law of God, neither indeed can it be.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

because that the fleshly mind is enmity against God: For it is not obedient to the law of God, neither can be.

Moffatt New Testament

For the interests of the flesh are hostile to God; they do not yield to the law of God (indeed they cannot).

Montgomery New Testament

For to be earthly minded is enmity against God; For such a mind is not subject to the Law of God, Nor can it be;

NET Bible

because the outlook of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to the law of God, nor is it able to do so.

New Heart English Bible

because the mind set on the flesh is hostile towards God; for it is not subject to God's law, neither indeed can it be.

Noyes New Testament

Because the mind of the flesh is enmity against God; for it doth not submit itself to the Law of God, neither indeed can it.

Sawyer New Testament

Because the minding of the flesh is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God; for it can not be.

The Emphasized Bible

Inasmuch as, what is preferred by the flesh, is hostile towards God, for, unto the law of God, it doth not submit itself, neither in fact can it. -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Because the propensity of the flesh is inimical against God: for it is not in subjection to the law of God, neither indeed can it be.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Because to be earthly-minded is to be an enemy to God, for such a mind does not submit to the Law of God, nor indeed can it do so.

Webster

Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Weymouth New Testament

Abandonment to earthly things is a state of enmity to God. Such a mind does not submit to God's Law, and indeed cannot do so.

Williams New Testament

Because one's thinking the things suggested by the lower nature means enmity to God, for it does not subject itself to God's law, nor indeed can it.

World English Bible

because the mind of the flesh is hostile towards God; for it is not subject to God's law, neither indeed can it be.

Worrell New Testament

because the mind of the flesh is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither, indeed, can it be;

Worsley New Testament

because the carnal mind is an enemy to God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be:

Youngs Literal Translation

because the mind of the flesh is enmity to God, for to the law of God it doth not subject itself,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
διότι 
Dioti 
Usage: 18

the carnal
σάρξ 
Sarx 
Usage: 130

φρόνημα 
Phronema 
Usage: 4

is enmity
ἔχθρα 
Echthra 
Usage: 6

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

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

it is
ὑποτάσσω 
Hupotasso 
Usage: 39

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ὑποτάσσω 
Hupotasso 
Usage: 39

to the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
law
Usage: 179

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

οὐδέ 
Oude 
neither, nor, not, no not, not so much as, then not, not tr,
Usage: 83

γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

Context Readings

Set Free From The Law Of Sin And Death

6 Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death [death that comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever]. 7 [That is] because the mind of the flesh [with its carnal thoughts and purposes] is hostile to God, for it does not submit itself to God's Law; indeed it cannot. 8 So then those who are living the life of the flesh [catering to the appetites and impulses of their carnal nature] cannot please or satisfy God, or be acceptable to Him.


Cross References

James 4:4

You [are like] unfaithful wives [having illicit love affairs with the world and breaking your marriage vow to God]! Do you not know that being the world's friend is being God's enemy? So whoever chooses to be a friend of the world takes his stand as an enemy of God.

1 Corinthians 2:14

But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense) to him; and he is incapable of knowing them [of progressively recognizing, understanding, and becoming better acquainted with them] because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated.

2 Chronicles 19:2

Jehu son of Hanani, the seer, went out to meet him and said to Jehoshaphat, Should you help the ungodly and love those who hate the Lord? Because of this, wrath has gone out against you from the Lord.

Psalm 53:1

The [empty-headed] fool has said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt and evil are they, and doing abominable iniquity; there is none who does good.

Jeremiah 13:23

Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots? Then also can you do good who are accustomed and taught [even trained] to do evil.

Matthew 5:19

Whoever then breaks or does away with or relaxes one of the least [important] of these commandments and teaches men so shall be called least [important] in the kingdom of heaven, but he who practices them and teaches others to do so shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 12:34

You offspring of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil (wicked)? For out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks.

John 7:7

The world cannot [be expected to] hate you, but it does hate Me because I denounce it for its wicked works and reveal that its doings are evil.

John 15:23-24

Whoever hates Me also hates My Father.

Romans 1:28

And so, since they did not see fit to acknowledge God or approve of Him or consider Him worth the knowing, God gave them over to a base and condemned mind to do things not proper or decent but loathsome,

Romans 1:30

Slanderers, hateful to and hating God, full of insolence, arrogance, [and] boasting; inventors of new forms of evil, disobedient and undutiful to parents.

Romans 3:31

Do we then by [this] faith make the Law of no effect, overthrow it or make it a dead letter? Certainly not! On the contrary, we confirm and establish and uphold the Law.

Romans 5:10

For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, it is much more [certain], now that we are reconciled, that we shall be saved (daily delivered from sin's dominion) through His [ resurrection] life.

Romans 7:7-14

What then do we conclude? Is the Law identical with sin? Certainly not! Nevertheless, if it had not been for the Law, I should not have recognized sin or have known its meaning. [For instance] I would not have known about covetousness [would have had no consciousness of sin or sense of guilt] if the Law had not [repeatedly] said, You shall not covet and have an evil desire [for one thing and another].

Romans 7:22

For I endorse and delight in the Law of God in my inmost self [with my new nature].

Romans 8:4

So that the righteous and just requirement of the Law might be fully met in us who live and move not in the ways of the flesh but in the ways of the Spirit [our lives governed not by the standards and according to the dictates of the flesh, but controlled by the Holy Spirit].

1 Corinthians 9:21

To those without (outside) law I became as one without law, not that I am without the law of God and lawless toward Him, but that I am [especially keeping] within and committed to the law of Christ, that I might win those who are without law.

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness,

Ephesians 4:18-19

Their moral understanding is darkened and their reasoning is beclouded. [They are] alienated (estranged, self-banished) from the life of God [with no share in it; this is] because of the ignorance (the want of knowledge and perception, the willful blindness) that is deep-seated in them, due to their hardness of heart [to the insensitiveness of their moral nature].

Colossians 1:21

And although you at one time were estranged and alienated from Him and were of hostile attitude of mind in your wicked activities,

2 Timothy 3:4

[They will be] treacherous [betrayers], rash, [and] inflated with self-conceit. [They will be] lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements more than and rather than lovers of God.

Hebrews 8:10

For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will imprint My laws upon their minds, even upon their innermost thoughts and understanding, and engrave them upon their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

2 Peter 2:14

They have eyes full of harlotry, insatiable for sin. They beguile and bait and lure away unstable souls. Their hearts are trained in covetousness (lust, greed), [they are] children of a curse [ exposed to cursing]!

1 John 2:15-16

Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.

Exodus 20:5

You shall not bow down yourself to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me,

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