Romans 8:6

“For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For to be carnally minded, is death: but to be spiritually minded, is life and peace:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the mind of the flesh is death; but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace:
- Basic English Bible

For the mind of the flesh [is] death; but the mind of the Spirit life and peace.
- Darby Bible

For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace:
- Webster's Bible

Because for the mind to be given up to earthly things means death; but for it to be given up to spiritual things means Life and peace.
- Weymouth Bible

For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace;
- World English Bible

but the prudence of spirit is lijf and pees.
- Wycliffe Bible

for the mind of the flesh [is] death, and the mind of the Spirit -- life and peace;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 8:6


8:6 For to be carnally minded - That is, to mind the things of the flesh. Is death - The sure mark of spiritual death, and the way to death everlasting. But to be spiritually minded - That is, to mind the things of the Spirit. Is life - A sure mark of spiritual life, and the way to life everlasting. And attended with peace - The peace of God, which is the foretaste of life everlasting; and peace with God, opposite to the enmity mentioned in the next verse.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 8:6


Ro 8:6 To be carnally minded. To be under the dominion of the fleshly impulses of the body. [Is] death. Is sure proof that one is spiritually dead and under condemnation. To be spiritually minded. To be walking in obedience to the Spirit of Christ. [Is] life and peace. Gives life to the soul, maintains a vital union with Christ, and brings peace, or conscious enjoyment of the grace of God.

Discussion for Romans 8

  • Bob DeHaan
    This chapter of Romans I had not read in some time. I feel convicted that I need to better listen to the Holy Spirit than to the flesh. We Are so easily distracted from God's calling in our life because the world is constantly sucking us away from the Spirit.O Lord help me to study and walk tall as an overcomer in Christ. I stand each day on your promises.Thank you for your mercy and grace.
  • Librarygal143
    Nothing shall separate us, Praise Jesus!
  • Grace
    yes nothing, nothing at all can be in position to separate us from the love God whether death, persistent trails, lack sickness in this world. trails are always with us so we have to endure and look unto the cross. so if you are to forsake Christ it means it will be on a daily basis.
  • Geraldine cole
    We must be ready when he call us don't let no one come between u and God no matter what no one .u no family will try to break your spirit when they are unsaved but test the spirit see if it be of God then bind up the devil u see the devil want to steal your gifts and your gifts that Jesus has given us is in our spirit and out gifts are the works he has told us to do in this life Amen
  • BSP
    Verses 38 and 39 show that absolutely nothing, not even death itself, can separate us from God's love. That is such a comforting thought of how deep and powerful God's love is.
  • Bob Hucik
    There's more than sufficient evidence in this chapter of this letter to satisfy all who hunger for righteousness. Article 30 explains that if one repents, is baptized in the NAME of the Lord Jesus Christ you WILL receive the Holy Ghost. With the very Spirit of God residing in the one who follows Him they will they will diligently seek to see His Face and follow Him as a bride to wed Him-TRUE LOVE!

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