Romans 8:7

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Because the carnall minde is enmitie against God: for it is not subiect to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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,}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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:
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

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:
- Darby Bible

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

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.
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible

For the wisdom of the fleisch is enemye to God; for it is not suget to the lawe of God, for nether it may.
- Wycliffe Bible

because the mind of the flesh [is] enmity to God, for to the law of God it doth not subject itself,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 8:7


8:7 Enmity against God - His existence, power, and providence.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 8:7


Ro 8:7 Because the carnal mind [is] enmity to God. Is opposed to God's law, and demand for a righteous life. Hence, since it fights against God, it is under condemnation. He does not say that it is impossible for a wicked man to become good, but that it cannot be done while he retains a carnal mind. He must be converted first.

Discussion for Romans 8

  • Steve morrow
    1 Corinthians 15:45 and so it is written the first man adam was made a living soul the last adm was made a quickening spirit 46 howbeit that was not first which is spiritual but that which is natural and after that which is spiritual 47 the first man is of the earth earthy the second man is the LORD from heaven 48 as is the earthysuch are they also that are earthy and as is the heavenly such .....
  • 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

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