Romans 8:8
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New International Version
Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.

New Living Translation
That's why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.

English Standard Version
Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

Berean Study Bible
Those controlled by the flesh cannot please God.

Berean Literal Bible
And those being in the flesh are not able to please God.

New American Standard Bible
and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

King James Bible
So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

International Standard Version
Indeed, those who are under the control of human nature cannot please God.

NET Bible
Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

New Heart English Bible
Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who are under the control of the corrupt nature can't please God.

New American Standard 1977
and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So then, those that are carnal cannot please God.

King James 2000 Bible
So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

American King James Version
So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

American Standard Version
and they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they who are in the flesh, cannot please God.

Darby Bible Translation
and they that are in flesh cannot please God.

English Revised Version
and they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

Webster's Bible Translation
So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

Weymouth New Testament
And those whose hearts are absorbed in earthly things cannot please God.

World English Bible
Those who are in the flesh can't please God.

Young's Literal Translation
for neither is it able; and those who are in the flesh are not able to please God.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:1-9 Believers may be chastened of the Lord, but will not be condemned with the world. By their union with Christ through faith, they are thus secured. What is the principle of their walk; the flesh or the Spirit, the old or the new nature, corruption or grace? For which of these do we make provision, by which are we governed? The unrenewed will is unable to keep any commandment fully. And the law, besides outward duties, requires inward obedience. God showed abhorrence of sin by the sufferings of his Son in the flesh, that the believer's person might be pardoned and justified. Thus satisfaction was made to Divine justice, and the way of salvation opened for the sinner. By the Spirit the law of love is written upon the heart, and though the righteousness of the law is not fulfilled by us, yet, blessed be God, it is fulfilled in us; there is that in all true believers, which answers the intention of the law. The favour of God, the welfare of the soul, the concerns of eternity, are the things of the Spirit, which those that are after the Spirit do mind. Which way do our thoughts move with most pleasure? Which way go our plans and contrivances? Are we most wise for the world, or for our souls? Those that live in pleasure are dead, 1Ti 5:6. A sanctified soul is a living soul; and that life is peace. The carnal mind is not only an enemy to God, but enmity itself. The carnal man may, by the power of Divine grace, be made subject to the law of God, but the carnal mind never can; that must be broken and driven out. We may know our real state and character by inquiring whether we have the Spirit of God and Christ, or not, ver. 9. Ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit. Having the Spirit of Christ, means having a turn of mind in some degree like the mind that was in Christ Jesus, and is to be shown by a life and conversation suitable to his precepts and example.
Study Bible
Living in the Spirit
7because the mind of the flesh is hostile to God: It does not submit to God’s Law, nor can it do so. 8Those controlled by the flesh cannot please God. 9You, however, are controlled not by the flesh, but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.…
Cross References
Romans 1:21
For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but they became futile in their thinking and darkened in their foolish hearts.

Romans 7:5
For when we lived according to the flesh, the sinful passions aroused by the Law were at work in our bodies, bearing fruit for death.
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