Romans 8:9

“But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But ye are not in the flesh, but in the spirit, if so be that the spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man haue not the spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But ye are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you. But if any man hath not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if the Spirit of God is in you. But if any man has not the Spirit of Christ he is not one of his.
- Basic English Bible

But *ye* are not in flesh but in Spirit, if indeed God's Spirit dwell in you; but if any one has not [the] Spirit of Christ *he* is not of him:
- Darby Bible

But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if the Spirit of God dwelleth in you. Now if any man hath not the Spirit of Christ, he is not his.
- Webster's Bible

You, however, are not devoted to earthly, but to spiritual things, if the Spirit of God is really dwelling in you; whereas if any man has not the Spirit of Christ, such a one does not belong to Him.
- Weymouth Bible

But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if it is so that the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if any man doesn't have the Spirit of Christ, he is not his.
- World English Bible

But ye ben not in fleisch, but in spirit; if netheles the spirit of God dwellith in you. But if ony hath not the spirit of Crist, this is not his.
- Wycliffe Bible

And ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God doth dwell in you; and if any one hath not the Spirit of Christ -- this one is not His;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 8:9


8:9 In the Spirit - Under his government. If any man have not the Spirit of Christ - Dwelling and governing in him. He is none of his - He is not a member of Christ; not a Christian; not in a state of salvation. A plain, express declaration, which admits of no exception. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear!


People's Bible Notes for Romans 8:9


Ro 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit. It has just been shown that he who is under the sway of his fleshly passions is at war with God, cannot please him, and is spiritually dead. But the Christian is under the influence of the Spirit if the Spirit of God dwells in him. It does dwell in him if he is a new creature, "minding the things of the Spirit" (Ro 8:5). The Spirit of God. Observe that the Spirit is spoken of in this verse both as "the Spirit of God", and "the Spirit of Christ". Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is not his. The proof that we have this indwelling Spirit is that we "mind the things of the Spirit" (Ro 8:5) and bear its fruit (Ga 5:22,23).

Discussion for Romans 8

  • Irene123
    To Mari B. on 10, 2016 - God bless you for your BOLD stand for the TRUTH - ACTS 2:38.
  • Sharon Groover
    You may be in Jesus, but is Jesus in you?
  • Steve morrow
    ROM 8:39--HOW DOES GOD DEFINE HIS LOVE--JOHN 15:9 AS THE FATHER HATH LOVED ME SO HAVE I LOVED YOU CONTINUE YE IN MY LOVE 15:10 IF YOU KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS YOU SHALL ABIDE IN MY LOVE EVEN AS I HAVE KEPT MY FATHERS COMMANDMENTS AND ABIDE IN HIS LOVE 1 JOHN 5:3 FOR THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS AND HIS COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT GRIEVOUS PRO 3:5 LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING
  • Isaac Cruz
    It is sad to see what some Reverends teach as Bible fact. This WHOLE chapter teaches the security of a believer that has the Spirit of God in him. The last verse qualifies everything by the phrase: "which is in Christ Jesus." I ask: How can I be in Christ Jesus and go to hell? Would'nt God have to throw in Jesus in too? I am IN Jesus.
  • Brodeirck Green
    The one thing that I know from my own experience with God is that He will always be there when I need Him. Other than turning your back on Him denouncing Him , there is no sin that He won't forgive you for, so in knowing that there should be NO ONE or NOTHING that will be able to seperate you from the Love of God.
  • Niveah Blanchard
    Life, Nor Death it is like you own star world like you can live but die

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