Romans 8:5

“For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For they that are after the flesh, doe minde the things of the flesh: but they that are after the spirit, the things of the spirit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For they that are after the flesh mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For those who are living in the way of the flesh give their minds to the things of the flesh, but those who go in the way of the Spirit, to the things of the Spirit.
- Basic English Bible

For they that are according to flesh mind the things of the flesh; and they that are according to Spirit, the things of the Spirit.
- Darby Bible

For they that are according to the flesh, do mind the things of the flesh: but they that are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.
- Webster's Bible

For if men are controlled by their earthly natures, they give their minds to earthly things. If they are controlled by their spiritual natures, they give their minds to spiritual things.
- Weymouth Bible

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.
- World English Bible

For thei that ben aftir the fleisch, saueren tho thingis that ben of the fleisch; but thei that ben after the spirit, feelen tho thingis that ben of the spirit. For the prudence of fleisch is deth;
- Wycliffe Bible

For those who are according to the flesh, the things of the flesh do mind; and those according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 8:5


8:5 They that are after the flesh - Who remain under the guidance of corrupt nature. Mind the things of the flesh - Have their thoughts and affections fixed on such things as gratify corrupt nature; namely, on things visible and temporal; on things of the earth, on pleasure, (of sense or imagination,) praise, or riches. But they who are after the Spirit - Who are under his guidance. Mind the things of the Spirit - Think of, relish, love things invisible, eternal; the things which the Spirit hath revealed, which he works in us, moves us to, and promises to give us.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 8:5


Ro 8:5 They that are after the flesh. The unconverted. Those still in a state of nature. These are put in contrast with the converted, believers, who are after the Spirit. These classes are easily distinguished. The first obeys the dictates of the flesh; the other obeys the dictates of the Spirit. The things of the Spirit are not revealed to us by internal impulses, but by the words of the Spirit, the Holy Scriptures. The indwelling Spirit helps the new man in Christ to keep these words.

Discussion for Romans 8

  • Ray321
    Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: JESUS NEVER SINNED. Glory be to God for his only begotten Son that died for our sins and rose from the dead three days.
  • Rev Franklin Miller
    As for Vs. 38-39, I agree that nothing can separate us FROM the love of God. God loves the sinner also such as we were before becoming Christians. However we CAN separate our love FROM Him by our willful and negligent sin. 1st John 2:"4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments is a liar and the truth is not in him." This is willful and negligent sin and NO sin enters Heaven.
  • Deborah
    Deborah, I love it because God's Word not only spoke,to the hearts,of mankind, but even years beyond the events in the Bible we can see they were meant to be timeless prices of Art and the ability for anyone to follow is still like that of a,child.
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 8:11 BUT IF THE SPIRIT OF HIM THAT RAISED UP JESUS FROM THE DEAD DWELL IN YOU HE THAT RAISED UP CHRIST FROM THE DEAD SHALL ALSO QUICKEN YOUR MORTAL BODIES BY HIS SPIRIT THAT DWELLETH IN YOU***ISAIAH 30:1 WOE TO THE REBELLIOUS CHILDREN SAITH THE LORD THAT TAKE COUNSEL BUT NOT OF ME AND THAT COVER WITH A COVERING BUT --- NOT OF MY SPIRIT --- THAT THEY MAY ADD SIN TO SIN
  • Wounded
    I am not full of praise for you but criticism for your sing a song and feel his blessing. Not real conversion but phoney Christians like Pense. Sick. God demands more if not everything. What you say, what you do, how you are, whst you feel, in shirt everything. Anybody can dummy up a blissful smile and say praise, praise, but not everyone can please God. He is real and does not fall for lies
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 8:17 AND IF CHILDREN THEN HEIRS HEIRS OF GOD AND JOINT HEIRS WITH CHRIST IF SO BE THAT WE SUFFER WITH HIM THAT WE MAY ALSO BE GLORIFIED WITH HIM********LUKE 21:36 WATCH YOU THEREFORE AND PRAY ALWAYS THAT YOU BE ACCOUNTED WORTHY TO ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS THAT SHALL COME TO PASS AND TO STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN

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