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.

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