Romans 8:12

“Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therfore brethren, we are detters, not to the flesh, to liue after the flesh.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh--
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh:
- American Standard Version (1901)

So then, my brothers, we are in debt, not to the flesh to be living in the way of the flesh:
- Basic English Bible

So then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to flesh;
- Darby Bible

Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore, brethren, it is not to our lower natures that we are under obligation that we should live by their rule.
- Weymouth Bible

So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
- World English Bible

Therfor, britheren, we ben dettouris, not to the flesch, that we lyuen aftir the flesch.
- Wycliffe Bible

So, then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 8:12


8:12 We are not debtors to the flesh - We ought not to follow it.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 8:12


Ro 8:12 Therefore. Seeing that we are to enjoy such glorious privileges in Christ. These are described in this section. We are debtors. Under obligation. Since the flesh, or carnal nature, is death, we are under no obligation to obey its dictates.

Discussion for Romans 8:12

  • Mark Evans Ebole for verse 12
    The flesh always want to be heard at all cost,we should give him no chance to operate. The only remedy to our fleshy desire is the Holy Spirit.

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