New Living Translation
We are human, but we don't wage war as humans do.
King James Bible
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
Darby Bible Translation
For walking in flesh, we do not war according to flesh.
World English Bible
For though we walk in the flesh, we don't wage war according to the flesh;
Young's Literal Translation
for walking in the flesh, not according to the flesh do we war,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:3 Though we walk in the flesh - In mortal bodies, and, consequently, are not free from human weakness. Yet we do not war - Against the world and the devil. After the flesh - By any carnal or worldly methods. Though the apostle here, and in several other parts of this epistle, speaks in the plural number, for the sake of modesty and decency, yet he principally means himself. On him were these reflections thrown, and it is his own authority which he is vindicating.
As introductory to the following dissertation, I shall explain and define certain terms that frequently occur in it, especially canon, apocryphal, ecclesiastical, and the like. A right apprehension of these will make the observations advanced respecting the canon and its formation plainer. The words have not been taken in the same sense by all, a fact that obscures their sense. They have been employed more or less vaguely by different writers. Varying ideas have been attached to them. The Greek …
Samuel Davidson—The Canon of the Bible
"If we Say that we have not Sinned, we Make Him a Liar, and his Word is not in Us. "
"Because the Carnal Mind is Enmity against God, for it is not Subject to the Law of God, Neither Indeed Can Be. "
Of the Joy of a Good Conscience
When we were controlled by our old nature, sinful desires were at work within us, and the law aroused these evil desires that produced a harvest of sinful deeds, resulting in death.
He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 1:17
You may be asking why I changed my plan. Do you think I make my plans carelessly? Do you think I am like people of the world who say "Yes" when they really mean "No"?
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