Romans 8:9

“But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But ye are not in the flesh, but in the spirit, if so be that the spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man haue not the spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But ye are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you. But if any man hath not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if the Spirit of God is in you. But if any man has not the Spirit of Christ he is not one of his.
- Basic English Bible

But *ye* are not in flesh but in Spirit, if indeed God's Spirit dwell in you; but if any one has not [the] Spirit of Christ *he* is not of him:
- Darby Bible

But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if the Spirit of God dwelleth in you. Now if any man hath not the Spirit of Christ, he is not his.
- Webster's Bible

You, however, are not devoted to earthly, but to spiritual things, if the Spirit of God is really dwelling in you; whereas if any man has not the Spirit of Christ, such a one does not belong to Him.
- Weymouth Bible

But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if it is so that the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if any man doesn't have the Spirit of Christ, he is not his.
- World English Bible

But ye ben not in fleisch, but in spirit; if netheles the spirit of God dwellith in you. But if ony hath not the spirit of Crist, this is not his.
- Wycliffe Bible

And ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God doth dwell in you; and if any one hath not the Spirit of Christ -- this one is not His;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 8:9


8:9 In the Spirit - Under his government. If any man have not the Spirit of Christ - Dwelling and governing in him. He is none of his - He is not a member of Christ; not a Christian; not in a state of salvation. A plain, express declaration, which admits of no exception. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear!


People's Bible Notes for Romans 8:9


Ro 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit. It has just been shown that he who is under the sway of his fleshly passions is at war with God, cannot please him, and is spiritually dead. But the Christian is under the influence of the Spirit if the Spirit of God dwells in him. It does dwell in him if he is a new creature, "minding the things of the Spirit" (Ro 8:5). The Spirit of God. Observe that the Spirit is spoken of in this verse both as "the Spirit of God", and "the Spirit of Christ". Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is not his. The proof that we have this indwelling Spirit is that we "mind the things of the Spirit" (Ro 8:5) and bear its fruit (Ga 5:22,23).

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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