Romans 8:6

“For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For to be carnally minded, is death: but to be spiritually minded, is life and peace:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the mind of the flesh is death; but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace:
- Basic English Bible

For the mind of the flesh [is] death; but the mind of the Spirit life and peace.
- Darby Bible

For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace:
- Webster's Bible

Because for the mind to be given up to earthly things means death; but for it to be given up to spiritual things means Life and peace.
- Weymouth Bible

For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace;
- World English Bible

but the prudence of spirit is lijf and pees.
- Wycliffe Bible

for the mind of the flesh [is] death, and the mind of the Spirit -- life and peace;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 8:6


8:6 For to be carnally minded - That is, to mind the things of the flesh. Is death - The sure mark of spiritual death, and the way to death everlasting. But to be spiritually minded - That is, to mind the things of the Spirit. Is life - A sure mark of spiritual life, and the way to life everlasting. And attended with peace - The peace of God, which is the foretaste of life everlasting; and peace with God, opposite to the enmity mentioned in the next verse.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 8:6


Ro 8:6 To be carnally minded. To be under the dominion of the fleshly impulses of the body. [Is] death. Is sure proof that one is spiritually dead and under condemnation. To be spiritually minded. To be walking in obedience to the Spirit of Christ. [Is] life and peace. Gives life to the soul, maintains a vital union with Christ, and brings peace, or conscious enjoyment of the grace of God.

Discussion for Romans 8:6

  • Anonymous for verse 6
    Even though god has created the world for us to live in, we need not be involved in enjoying all the material thing of the world for we will not have joy and peace in our lives. When we not believe in his existence in our lives, we will forever be troubled for he is the creator of all, therefore us forgetting that and not thanking him, we therefore will not have peace and joy in our lives. Hence the world is continuously in turmoil. It is because of we don 't invite god in our lives, we don 't regard him as our superior in our lives, we don 't really believe in his existence in our lives. Thus we shall have temporarily enjoyment of all the possession we obtain in our lives, because he shall take it from us while you still trying to have enjoyment of it. Acknowledging god every day in our lives and ask him to bless all the gift you receive and not only once but everyday of one 's life, will bring continues peace!
  • We can pursue 'minding of the spirit' by regularly setting our minds on the things of the spirit and allowing a spiritual inclination and attitude to develop in us. We want to build our life around a spirtual routine that includes regular prayer, Bible reading and study and worship of Jehovah God.

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