Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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:

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.

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 To focus our minds on the human nature leads to death, but to focus our minds on the Spirit leads to life and peace. 7 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. 8 Indeed, those who are under the control of human nature cannot please God.


Cross References

James 4:4

You adulterers! Don't you know that friendship with the world means hostility with God? So whoever wants to be a friend of this world is an enemy of God.

1 Corinthians 2:14

A person who isn't spiritual doesn't accept the things of God's Spirit, for they are nonsense to him. He can't understand them because they are spiritually evaluated.

2 Chronicles 19:2

where Hanani's son Jehu, the seer, went out to meet him. He asked King Jehoshaphat, "Should you be helping those who are wicked, yes or no? Should you love those who hate the LORD? Wrath is headed your way directly from the LORD because of this.

Psalm 53:1

Fools say to themselves "There is no God." They are corrupt and commit iniquity; not one of them practices what is good.

Jeremiah 13:23

Can an Ethiopian change his skin, or a leopard his spots? Then you who are trained to do evil will also be able to do good.

Matthew 5:19

So whoever sets aside one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom from heaven. But whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom from heaven

Matthew 12:34

You children of serpents! How can you say anything good when you are evil? The mouth speaks about what overflows from the heart.

John 7:7

The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify against it that its actions are evil.

John 15:23-24

The person who hates me also hates my Father.

Romans 1:28

Furthermore, because they did not think it worthwhile to keep knowing God fully, God delivered them to degraded minds to perform acts that should not be done.

Romans 1:30

slanderers, God-haters, haughty, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to their parents,

Romans 3:31

Do we, then, abolish the Law by this faith? Of course not! Instead, we uphold the Law.

Romans 5:10

For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, will we be saved by his life!

Romans 7:7-14

What should we say, then? Is the Law sinful? Of course not! In fact, I wouldn't have become aware of sin if it had not been for the Law. I wouldn't have known what it means to covet if the Law had not said, "You must not covet."

Romans 7:22

For I delight in the Law of God in my inner being,

Romans 8:4

so that the righteous requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not live according to human nature but according to the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 9:21

To those who do not have the Law, I became like a man who does not have the Law in order to win those who do not have the Law. However, I am not free from God's Law, but I'm subject to the Messiah's law.

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Ephesians 4:18-19

They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of their ignorance and hardness of heart.

Colossians 1:21

You who were once alienated with a hostile attitude, doing evil,

2 Timothy 3:4

traitors, reckless, conceited, and lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.

Hebrews 8:10

For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord: I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.

2 Peter 2:14

With eyes full of adultery, they cannot get enough of sin. They seduce unsteady souls and have had their hearts expertly trained in greed. They are doomed to a curse.

1 John 2:15-16

Stop loving the world and the things that are in the world. If anyone persists in loving the world, the Father's love is not in him.

Exodus 20:5

You are not to bow down to them in worship or serve them, because I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the guilt of parents on children, to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,

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