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

  • J.McAdow
    Jesus always loves contrary to the worlds standards in terms of individuals he so chooses that also necessarily choose Him. Even our shameful nakedness could not make him turn away. Regarding sin. We are exposed. Our physical bodies in its flaws. Exposed. Allof our unattractiveness. Completely noticeable and apparent. Yet nothing can separate us from His all-powerful love.
  • Steve morrow
    EZEKIEL 18:31 cast away from you all your transgressions whereby you have transgressed and make you a new heart and a new spirit for why will you die o house of Israel 2 SAMUEL 23:2 the spirit of THE LORD --- spake by me --- and HIS word was in my tongue PSALM 52:4 thou lovest all devouring words o thou deceitful tongue Psalm 140:3 they have sharpened their tongues like a serpent adders poison is under their lips SELAH ACTS 19:6 and when paul had laid his hands upon them the holy spirit came on them and they spake with tongues and prophesied ROMANS 3:12 they are all gone out of the way they are together become unprofitable there is none that doeth good no not one --3:13--their throat is an open sepulcher with their tongues they have used deceit the poison of asps is under their lips 1 CORINTHIANS now brethren if I come unto you speaking with tongues what shall I profit you except I shall speak to you either by revelation or by knowledge or by prophesying or by doctrine ROMANS 10:2 for I bear them record that they have a zeal for GOD --- but not according to knowledge --- TITUS 2:1 but --- speak thou --- the things which become sound doctrine
  • LadyA
    Thank God for Jesus, As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.....
  • Lilian
    Jesus came in flesh and not as God so that you and I will have life in abundance inly thru Jesus that we can see that we have Abba Father who loves us the most. Jesus is the only gateway to heaven to connect our Spirit with the Holy Spirit of life. I will praise you and love you Jesus forever for your are worthy amen
  • Alex
    God wants everybody not just Israel, Moses stood in the gap for Israel but Christ stands in the gaps for the whole world,If I be lifted up i will draw all all men unto me. SCRIPTURE SAYS EVEN THE ISLANDS OF THE SEAS SHALL BE CONVERTED UNTO ME,GOD IS NO RESPECTOR OF PERSONS GOD SO LOVED TH WORLD, Jesus said out of the hearts of man proceeds all manner of evil, HE STOOD IN THE GAP FOR HUMANITY GBU.
  • A disciple
    "The whole human race deserved destruction..." We hear this kind of preaching a lot; and I have to admit, I too have parroted this idea. But we should really pay attention to the meaning in so many of the Lord's parables, about lost sheep, lost sons, etc. and the love and tender mercy of God, and His view of a lost and sinning world! Neither do I condemn thee; go, and sin no more! Freely forgiven!

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