New International Version
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
King James Bible
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
Darby Bible Translation
But I say, Walk in [the] Spirit, and ye shall no way fulfil flesh's lust.
World English Bible
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you won't fulfill the lust of the flesh.
Young's Literal Translation
And I say: In the Spirit walk ye, and the desire of the flesh ye may not complete;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Walk in the Spirit - Get back that Spirit of God which you have grieved and lost; take up that spiritual religion which you have abandoned.
Ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh - If the Spirit of God dwell in and rule your heart, the whole carnal mind will be destroyed; and then, not only carnal ordinances will be abandoned, but also the works and propensities of the flesh.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
ye shall not fulfil. or, fulfil not.
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"The fruit of the Spirit is all goodness" (Gal. v. 22). Goodness is a fruit of the Spirit. Goodness is just "Godness." It is to be like God. And God-like goodness has special reference to the active benevolence of God. The apostle gives us the difference between goodness and righteousness in this passage in Romans, "Scarcely for a righteous man would one die, yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die." The righteous man is the man of stiff, inflexible uprightness; but he may be …
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Then the LORD said, "My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years."
in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.
1 Peter 2:11
Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul.
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