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

  • 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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