Galatians 5:17
Good News Translation
For what our human nature wants is opposed to what the Spirit wants, and what the Spirit wants is opposed to what our human nature wants. These two are enemies, and this means that you cannot do what you want to do.

Contemporary English Version
The Spirit and your desires are enemies of each other. They are always fighting each other and keeping you from doing what you feel you should.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the flesh lusteth against the spirit: and the spirit against the flesh: For these are contrary one to another: so that you do not the things that you would.

New American Bible
For the flesh has desires against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, so that you may not do what you want.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For the flesh lusteth against the spirit: and the spirit against the flesh: For these are contrary one to another: so that you do not the things that you would.

the flesh.

Psalm 19:12,13 Who can understand sins? from my secret ones cleanse me, O Lord: . . .

Psalm 51:1-5,10-12 Unto the end, a psalm of David, [2] When Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had sinned with Bethsabee. [3] Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy great mercy. And according to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my iniquity. . . .

Psalm 65:3 The words of the wicked have prevailed over us: and thou wilt pardon our transgressions.

Psalm 119:5,20,24,25,32,35,40,133,159 O! that my ways may be directed to keep thy justifications. . . .

Psalm 119:176 I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost: seek thy servant, because I have not forgotten thy commandments.

Ecclesiastes 7:20 For there is no just man upon earth, that doth good, and sinneth not.

Isaiah 6:5 And I said: Woe is me, because I have held my peace; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people that hath unclean lips, and I have seen with my eyes the King the Lord of hosts.

Matthew 16:17,23 And Jesus answering said to him: Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona: because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven. . . .

Matthew 26:41 Watch ye: and pray that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh: and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Romans 7:18,21-25 For I know that there dwelleth not in me, that is to say, in my flesh, that which is good. For to will is present with me: but to accomplish that which is good, I find not. . . .

Romans 8:5,6,13 For they that are according to the flesh mind the things that are of the flesh: but they that are according to the spirit mind the things that are of the spirit. . . .

James 4:5,6 Or do you think that the scripture saith in vain: To envy doth the spirit covet which dwelleth in you? . . .

and these.

Galatians 3:21 Was the law then against the promises of God: God forbid! For if there had been a law given which could give life, verily justice should have been by the law.

Matthew 12:30 He that is not with me, is against me: and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth.

Romans 7:7,8,10-14 What shall we say, then? Is the law sin? God forbid! But I do not know sin, but by the law. For I had not known concupiscence, if the law did not say: Thou shalt not covet. . . .

Romans 8:5-8 For they that are according to the flesh mind the things that are of the flesh: but they that are according to the spirit mind the things that are of the spirit. . . .

so.

Psalm 119:4-6 Thou hast commanded thy commandments to be kept most diligently. . . .

Psalm 130:3 If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities: Lord, who shall stand it.

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.

Luke 22:33,46,54-61 Who said to him: Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison and to death. . . .

Romans 7:15-23 For that which I work, I understand not. For I do not that good which I will: but the evil which I hate, that I do. . . .

Philippians 3:12-16 Not as though I had already attained, or were already perfect: but I follow after, if I may by any means apprehend, wherein I am also apprehended by Christ Jesus. . . .

James 3:2 For in many things we all offend. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man. He is able also with a bridle to lead about the whole body.

1 John 1:8-10 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. . . .

Context
Living by the Spirit
16I say then: Walk in the spirit: and you shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. 17For the flesh lusteth against the spirit: and the spirit against the flesh: For these are contrary one to another: so that you do not the things that you would. 18But if you are led by the spirit, you are not under the law.…
Cross References
Genesis 6:3
And God said: My spirit shall not remain in man for ever, because he is flesh, and his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.

Romans 7:15
For that which I work, I understand not. For I do not that good which I will: but the evil which I hate, that I do.

Romans 7:18
For I know that there dwelleth not in me, that is to say, in my flesh, that which is good. For to will is present with me: but to accomplish that which is good, I find not.

Romans 7:23
But I see another law in my members, fighting against the law of my mind and captivating me in the law of sin that is in my members.

Romans 8:5
For they that are according to the flesh mind the things that are of the flesh: but they that are according to the spirit mind the things that are of the spirit.

Additional Translations
For the flesh craves what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are opposed to each other, so that you do not do what you want.

For the flesh desires against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh. For these are opposed to one another in order that you should not do those things you might wish.

For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that you cannot do the things that you would.

For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are contrary the one to the other; that ye may not do the things that ye would.

For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these things are opposed one to the other, that ye should not do those things which ye desire;

For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are contrary the one to the other; that ye may not do the things that ye would.

For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other; so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

For the cravings of the lower nature are opposed to those of the Spirit, and the cravings of the Spirit are opposed to those of the lower nature; because these are antagonistic to each other, so that you cannot do everything to which you are inclined.

For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, that you may not do the things that you desire.

for the flesh doth desire contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit contrary to the flesh, and these are opposed one to another, that the things that ye may will -- these ye may not do;
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