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

  • Ann
    The spirit knows what we need therefore he searches our heart. Intercession is made on our behalf daily. When we become determined in our walk to let nothing separate us from the love of God we can be assured the enemy will come against us. But as Paul writes no matter what I should not allow anything pull me away from God.
  • Morefavour
    As we, with all sincerity carries the cross, we are bound to face one challenge or the other but with our persistency and longsuffering, we are a victor. Not only in this earth, but in heaven
  • Irene123
    To Olga, Rom. ch. 8 -- Yes, I am ready for His appearing , to take His Bride; I am ready via Acts 2:38.
  • 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
  • Sengoba
    Comment*God sought it impossible for man to redeem himself so He sent His beloved son Christ Jesus who did e perfect work for mankind. Therefore, whoever believes in Him shall never be condemned for it's by e grace that we r saved n no nothing can seperate us from His love.
  • Victor Effah
    Is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord and to also hope in him.

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