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

  • Eric
    1 John 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God for God is love. 1 John 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
  • 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
  • Craig
    Rom. 8:9b is very important, "if you have not the Spirit of Christ, you are none of his."
  • Ama
    for his word says seek ye first his kingdom, in seeking the kingdom on this earth is not easy lot of trials and temptations, but we should remember that he says in all things we are more than conquerors so we need not to be afraid but to wait for the all other things that is the glory that we will be getting after this, and it can never be compared to what we went through in seeking the kingdom.
  • Lilian
    Jesus had anointed us therefore no one can separate his anointed one from his love. For God is love we must love our neighbor as He loves us this is the strong words that he commanded us . Thanks to blood of Jesus that shed for us praise God forever amen
  • Dee.west
    When I read Romans 8:18, it reminds me of all the suffering we are required to endure. But, the one most glorious consolation for all that suffering, will be the revelation of Our soon coming King of God.

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