Romans 8:13

“For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For if ye liue after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the spirit doe mortifie the deeds of the body, ye shall liue.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for if ye live after the flesh, ye must die; but if by the Spirit ye put to death the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For if you go in the way of the flesh, death will come on you; but if by the Spirit you put to death the works of the body, you will have life.
- Basic English Bible

for if ye live according to flesh, ye are about to die; but if, by the Spirit, ye put to death the deeds of the body, ye shall live:
- Darby Bible

For if ye live according to the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
- Webster's Bible

For if you so live, death is near; but if, through being under the sway of the spirit, you are putting your old bodily habits to death, you will live.
- Weymouth Bible

For if you live after the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
- World English Bible

For if ye lyuen aftir the fleisch, ye schulen die; but if ye bi the spirit sleen the dedis of the fleisch, ye schulen lyue.
- Wycliffe Bible

for if according to the flesh ye do live, ye are about to die; and if, by the Spirit, the deeds of the body ye put to death, ye shall live;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 8:13


8:13 The deeds of the flesh - Not only evil actions, but evil desires, tempers, thoughts. If ye mortify - Kill, destroy these. Ye shall live - The life of faith more abundantly here, and hereafter the life of glory.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 8:13


Ro 8:13 But if ye through the Spirit. By following the Spirit, "minding the things of the Spirit" (Ro 8:5), we secure life. This is shown in Ro 8:11. The deeds of the body are the sinful deeds suggested by the fleshly desires. We cannot in our own strength "mortify", i.e., put an end to, "the deeds of the body". It is accomplished by the aid of the Spirit, helping our spirit in the effort.

Discussion for Romans 8:13

  • Pastor whati for verse 13
    if we live after the flesh death and sickness will attack us, but the Spirit gives life into our body, bcos the flesh depend to the blood to live, but if we live after the Spirit which means we will depend to the Spirit to live.
  • Michael for verse 13
    if we allow our bodly desires to lead our life we shall end up in death but if we let the spririt of God Dwell in us and influence our life and take the lead we shall live!

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