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

  • Eric
    1 John 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God for God is love. 1 John 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
  • Lilian
    We must be Born Again in the Spirit and not in the flesh . For our flesh are sinful and will only die but only thru the Holy Spirit our body will be quicken up because of the righteousness. Thanks to the blood of Jesus. Amen
  • Craig
    Rom. 8:9b is very important, "if you have not the Spirit of Christ, you are none of his."
  • Ama
    for his word says seek ye first his kingdom, in seeking the kingdom on this earth is not easy lot of trials and temptations, but we should remember that he says in all things we are more than conquerors so we need not to be afraid but to wait for the all other things that is the glory that we will be getting after this, and it can never be compared to what we went through in seeking the kingdom.
  • Lilian
    Jesus had anointed us therefore no one can separate his anointed one from his love. For God is love we must love our neighbor as He loves us this is the strong words that he commanded us . Thanks to blood of Jesus that shed for us praise God forever amen
  • Dee.west
    When I read Romans 8:18, it reminds me of all the suffering we are required to endure. But, the one most glorious consolation for all that suffering, will be the revelation of Our soon coming King of God.

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