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

  • Jeff Berry
    The subject of Romans Chapter 8 is that of a redeemed spirit residing in a body that is yet to be redeemed!

    There are those that are so deeply scarred that living a victorious life seems to be an alusive dream. For that one, the dream of a victorious life can only become a reality once he fully understands that he is a redeemed spirit residing in a body that is yet to be redeemed....
  • Mari
    We must have the baptism of the holy ghost spirit. Otherwise we'd be in the flesh which is not pleasing to him. We must be in Christ or we are none of his
  • Wayne underwood
    May your mind and heart be governed by the Spirit and not by the desires of the flesh, Praise Jesus for his abundant love for us.
  • Irene123
    To Mary B. on Rom. ch. 8 - God bless you, Mary B. for seeing His truth
  • Offor kelechi
    I surrender myself unto thee,am a great and I hope my subscription to daily Bible reading will change and as well turn my life around.....Jesus!! Have mercy on me I have walked astray help me Lord, this and many more I pray
  • Cynthia
    God is good this chapter teaches saints that we must do God will in verse 13 .We must yeild our life ,not obey the flesh.God gave his son that paid the price for our sins and by asking God to forgive us of our sin and recieving Jesus in our life by faith their will be a change take place not to sin.If the saints sin repent and be victorious , we will be accountable for the sins thank God for Jesus

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