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

  • Lucas Anuforo
    Nothing will sperate us from the L O V E of G O D. Even this moment the world is passing through a difficult phase in the hands of populist government! May we not be weary, may we not be discouraged because He that is in us is greater than he that is the world. Praise be to His name...Amen!
  • Sonya
    Romans chapter 8 and 28 I love that verse it sticks out for me do anyone else agree
  • A disciple
    "God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:" This was the word from the very beginning, how God would send the Saviour to undo what the devil had done to man. This is what Jesus meant by; "Whoever believes in me, is not condemned" God's thoughts toward us are of saving us from our sins, and making us like Himself, and He give us eternal life.
  • Stephende
    In this chapter Paul presents a "either/or" argument whether we live in the Spirit or the flesh. To live in the Spirit is not yours for the taking but God gives it as He will to those woh truly love the Father, glory be to him. Our will whilst we live in the flesh is corrupt, tainted by lies, corruption, greed, idolatry, lust of the flesh, evil leaders AKA Trump, insincere righteousness, ect
  • Irene123
    To Mari B. on 10, 2016 - God bless you for your BOLD stand for the TRUTH - ACTS 2:38.
  • Steve morrow
    ROM 8:39--HOW DOES GOD DEFINE HIS LOVE--JOHN 15:9 AS THE FATHER HATH LOVED ME SO HAVE I LOVED YOU CONTINUE YE IN MY LOVE 15:10 IF YOU KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS YOU SHALL ABIDE IN MY LOVE EVEN AS I HAVE KEPT MY FATHERS COMMANDMENTS AND ABIDE IN HIS LOVE 1 JOHN 5:3 FOR THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS AND HIS COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT GRIEVOUS PRO 3:5 LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING

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