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

  • Bob DeHaan
    This chapter of Romans I had not read in some time. I feel convicted that I need to better listen to the Holy Spirit than to the flesh. We Are so easily distracted from God's calling in our life because the world is constantly sucking us away from the Spirit.O Lord help me to study and walk tall as an overcomer in Christ. I stand each day on your promises.Thank you for your mercy and grace.
  • Librarygal143
    Nothing shall separate us, Praise Jesus!
  • Grace
    yes nothing, nothing at all can be in position to separate us from the love God whether death, persistent trails, lack sickness in this world. trails are always with us so we have to endure and look unto the cross. so if you are to forsake Christ it means it will be on a daily basis.
  • Geraldine cole
    We must be ready when he call us don't let no one come between u and God no matter what no one .u no family will try to break your spirit when they are unsaved but test the spirit see if it be of God then bind up the devil u see the devil want to steal your gifts and your gifts that Jesus has given us is in our spirit and out gifts are the works he has told us to do in this life Amen
  • BSP
    Verses 38 and 39 show that absolutely nothing, not even death itself, can separate us from God's love. That is such a comforting thought of how deep and powerful God's love is.
  • Bob Hucik
    There's more than sufficient evidence in this chapter of this letter to satisfy all who hunger for righteousness. Article 30 explains that if one repents, is baptized in the NAME of the Lord Jesus Christ you WILL receive the Holy Ghost. With the very Spirit of God residing in the one who follows Him they will they will diligently seek to see His Face and follow Him as a bride to wed Him-TRUE LOVE!

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