Romans 13:14
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New International Version
Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.

New Living Translation
Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don't let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires.

English Standard Version
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

New American Standard Bible
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.

King James Bible
But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no plans to satisfy the fleshly desires.

International Standard Version
Instead, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, and do not obey your flesh and its desires.

NET Bible
Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to arouse its desires.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But put on our Lord Yeshua The Messiah and do not be concerned for the desires of your flesh.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Instead, live like the Lord Jesus Christ did, and forget about satisfying the desires of your sinful nature.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But be clothed with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not listen to the flesh, to fulfil its desires.

King James 2000 Bible
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.

American King James Version
But put you on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.

American Standard Version
But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof .

Douay-Rheims Bible
But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh in its concupiscences.

Darby Bible Translation
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not take forethought for the flesh to [fulfil its] lusts.

English Revised Version
But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.

Webster's Bible Translation
But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the lusts of flesh.

Weymouth New Testament
On the contrary, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for gratifying your earthly cravings.

World English Bible
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, for its lusts.

Young's Literal Translation
but put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and for the flesh take no forethought -- for desires.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

13:11-14 Four things are here taught, as a Christian's directory for his day's work. When to awake; Now; and to awake out of the sleep of carnal security, sloth, and negligence; out of the sleep of spiritual death, and out of the sleep of spiritual deadness. Considering the time; a busy time; a perilous time. Also the salvation nigh at hand. Let us mind our way, and mend our pace, we are nearer our journey's end. Also to make ourselves ready. The night is far spent, the day is at hand; therefore it is time to dress ourselves. Observe what we must put off; clothes worn in the night. Cast off the sinful works of darkness. Observe what we must put on; how we should dress our souls. Put on the armour of light. A Christian must reckon himself undressed, if unarmed. The graces of the Spirit are this armour, to secure the soul from Satan's temptations, and the assaults of this present evil world. Put on Christ; that includes all. Put on righteousness of Christ, for justification. Put on the Spirit and grace of Christ, for sanctification. The Lord Jesus Christ must be put on as Lord to rule you as Jesus to save you; and in both, as Christ anointed and appointed by the Father to this ruling, saving work. And how to walk. When we are up and ready, we are not to sit still, but to appear abroad; let us walk. Christianity teaches us how to walk so as to please God, who ever sees us. Walk honestly as in the day; avoiding the works of darkness. Where there are riot and drunkenness, there usually are chambering and wantonness, and strife and envy. Solomon puts these all together, Pr 23:29-35. See what provision to make. Our great care must be to provide for our souls: but must we take no care about our bodies? Yes; but two things are forbidden. Perplexing ourselves with anxious, encumbering care; and indulging ourselves in irregular desires. Natural wants are to be answered, but evil appetites must be checked and denied. To ask meat for our necessities, is our duty, we are taught to pray for daily bread; but to ask meat for our lusts, is provoking God, Ps 78:18.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ,.... As a man puts on his clothes when he rises in the morning: the righteousness of Christ is compared to a garment, it is the best robe, it is fine linen, clean and white, and change of raiment; which being put on by the Father's gracious act of imputation, covers the sins and deformities of his people, defends them from divine justice, secures them from wrath to come, and renders them beautiful and acceptable in his sight: which righteousness being revealed from faith to faith, is received by faith, and made use of as a proper dress to appear in before God; and may be daily said to be put on by the believer, as often as he makes use of it, and pleads it with God as his justifying righteousness, which should be continually: moreover, to put on Christ, and which indeed seems to be the true sense of the phrase here, is not only to exercise faith on him as the Lord our righteousness, and to make a profession of his name, but to imitate him in the exercise of grace and discharge of duty; to walk as he walked, and as we have him for an example, in love, meekness, patience, humility, and holiness:

and make not provision for the flesh; the body: not but that due care is to be taken of it, both for food and clothing; and for its health, and the continuance and preservation of it by all lawful methods; but not so as

to fulfil the lusts thereof; to indulge and gratify them, by luxury and uncleanness: it is a saying of Hillell (k), "he that increases flesh, increases worms"; the sense his commentators (l) give of it is, that

"he that increases by eating and drinking, until he becomes fat and fleshy, increases for himself worms in the grave:''

the design of the sentence is, that voluptuous men, who care for nothing else but the flesh, should consider, that ere long they will be a repast for worms: we should not provide, or be caterers for the flesh; and, by pampering it, stir up and satisfy its corrupt inclinations and desires.

(k) Pirke Abot, c. 2. sect. 7. (l) Bartenora in Pirke Abot, c. 2. sect. 7. Vid. Fagium in ib.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

14. But—to sum up all in one word.

put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ—in such wise that Christ only may be seen in you (see 2Co 3:3; Ga 3:27; Eph 4:24).

and make no provision—"take no forethought."

for the flesh, to fulfil the lust thereof—"Direct none of your attention to the cravings of your corrupt nature, how you may provide for their gratification."

Note, (1) How gloriously adapted is Christianity for human society in all conditions! As it makes war directly against no specific forms of government, so it directly recommends none. While its holy and benign principles secure the ultimate abolition of all iniquitous government, the reverence which it teaches for magistracy, under whatever form, as a divine institution, secures the loyalty and peaceableness of its disciples, amid all the turbulence and distractions of civil society, and makes it the highest interest of all states to welcome it within their pale, as in this as well as every other sense—"the salt of the earth, the light of the world" (Ro 13:1-5). (2) Christianity is the grand specific for the purification and elevation of all the social relations; inspiring a readiness to discharge all obligations, and most of all, implanting in its disciples that love which secures all men against injury from them, inasmuch as it is the fulfilling of the law (Ro 13:6-10). (3) The rapid march of the kingdom of God, the advanced stage of it at which we have arrived, and the ever-nearing approach of the perfect day—nearer to every believer the longer he lives—should quicken all the children of light to redeem the time, and, seeing that they look for such things, to be diligent, that they may be found of Him in peace, without spot and blameless (2Pe 3:14). (4) In virtue of "the expulsive power of a new and more powerful affection," the great secret of persevering holiness in all manner of conversation will be found to be "Christ IN US, the hope of glory" (Col 1:27), and Christ ON US, as the character in which alone we shall be able to shine before men (2Co 3:8) (Ro 13:14).

Romans 13:14 Additional Commentaries
Context
Clothe Yourselves with Christ
13Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy. 14But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.
Cross References
Job 29:14
I put on righteousness as my clothing; justice was my robe and my turban.

Galatians 3:27
for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

Galatians 5:16
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

Ephesians 4:24
and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

Colossians 2:23
Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.

Colossians 3:10
and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

Colossians 3:12
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

1 Peter 2:11
Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul.

1 John 2:16
For everything in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life--comes not from the Father but from the world.
Treasury of Scripture

But put you on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.

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Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

Ephesians 4:24 And that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness …

Colossians 3:10-12 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after …

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Romans 8:12,13 Therefore, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after …

Galatians 5:16,17,24 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the …

Colossians 3:5-8 Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth; fornication, …

1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain …

1 John 2:15-17 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If …

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