Romans 8:8

“So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So then they that are in the flesh, cannot please God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that those who are in the flesh are not able to give pleasure to God.
- Basic English Bible

and they that are in flesh cannot please God.
- Darby Bible

So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
- Webster's Bible

And those whose hearts are absorbed in earthly things cannot please God.
- Weymouth Bible

Those who are in the flesh can't please God.
- World English Bible

And thei that ben in fleisch, moun not plese to God.
- Wycliffe Bible

for neither is it able; and those who are in the flesh are not able to please God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 8:8


8:8 They who are in the flesh - Under the government of it.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 8:8


Ro 8:8 So then. The result naturally follows that a "carnally-minded man" (Ro 8:6), one "in the flesh" and under its dominion, cannot please God. This is impossible while he continues to mind the things of the flesh.

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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