“So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.”
King James Version (KJV)
8:8 They who are in the flesh - Under the government of it.
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.