New International Version
These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.
King James Bible
These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
Darby Bible Translation
These are they who set [themselves] apart, natural [men], not having [the] Spirit.
World English Bible
These are they who cause divisions, and are sensual, not having the Spirit.
Young's Literal Translation
these are those setting themselves apart, natural men, the Spirit not having.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Who separate themselves - From the true Church, which they leave from an affectation of superior wisdom.
Sensual - Ψυχικοι· Animal - living as brute beasts, guided simply by their own lusts and passions, their Bible being the manifold devices and covetousness of their own hearts; for they have not the Spirit - they are not spiritually minded; and have no Holy Ghost, no inspiration from God.
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Our text suggests to us three things: first, an inquiry--Have we the Spirit? secondly, a caution--if we have not the spirit we are sensual; thirdly, a suspicion--there are many persons that separate themselves. Our suspicion concerning them is, that notwithstanding their extra-superfine profession, they are sensual, not having the Spirit; for our text says, "These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit." I. First, then, our text suggests AN INQUIRY--Have we the Spirit? This …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
The Twofold Bearing of this Fact.
1 Corinthians 2:14
The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.
Such "wisdom" does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.
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