Romans 8:12
New International Version
Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation--but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it.

New Living Translation
Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do.

English Standard Version
So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation, but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it.

Berean Literal Bible
So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to flesh.

New American Standard Bible
So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh--

King James Bible
Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

Christian Standard Bible
So then, brothers and sisters, we are not obligated to the flesh to live according to the flesh,

Contemporary English Version
My dear friends, we must not live to satisfy our desires.

Good News Translation
So then, my friends, we have an obligation, but it is not to live as our human nature wants us to.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So then, brothers, we are not obligated to the flesh to live according to the flesh,

International Standard Version
Consequently, brothers, we are not—with respect to human nature, that is—under an obligation to live according to human nature.

NET Bible
So then, brothers and sisters, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh

New Heart English Bible
So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Now my brethren, we are indebted, not to the flesh that we should walk in the flesh,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So, brothers and sisters, we have no obligation to live the way our corrupt nature wants us to live.

New American Standard 1977
So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh—

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

American King James Version
Therefore, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

American Standard Version
So then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.

Darby Bible Translation
So then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to flesh;

English Revised Version
So then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh:

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore, brethren, it is not to our lower natures that we are under obligation that we should live by their rule.

World English Bible
So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

Young's Literal Translation
So, then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh;
Study Bible
Heirs with Christ
11And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit, who dwells in you. 12Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation, but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. 13For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.…
Cross References
Matthew 6:12
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors;

Romans 6:14
For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.

Romans 8:11
And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit, who dwells in you.

Romans 8:13
For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

we are.

Romans 6:2-15
God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? …

Psalm 116:16
O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.

1 Corinthians 6:19,20
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? …







Lexicon
Therefore,
Ἄρα (Ara)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 686: Then, therefore, since. Probably from airo; a particle denoting an inference more or less decisive.

brothers,
ἀδελφοί (adelphoi)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

we have
ἐσμέν (esmen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

[an] obligation,
ὀφειλέται (opheiletai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3781: From opheilo; an ower, i.e. Person indebted; figuratively, a delinquent; morally, a transgressor.

[but it is] not
οὐ (ou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

to the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

flesh,
σαρκὶ (sarki)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4561: Flesh, body, human nature, materiality; kindred.

to live
ζῆν (zēn)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 2198: To live, be alive. A primary verb; to live.

according to
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

[it].
σάρκα (sarka)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4561: Flesh, body, human nature, materiality; kindred.
(12-17) These verses form a hortatory application of the foregoing, with further development of the idea to live after and in the Spirit.

(12) We are debtors.--We are under an obligation. Observe that in the lively sequence of thought the second clause of the antithesis is suppressed, "We are under an obligation, not to the flesh (but to the Spirit)."

Verses 12, 13. - So then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh; for if ye live after the flesh, ye must (μέλλετε, expressing here a result that must; follow. The Authorized Version has "shall;' not distinguishing the force of the phrase from that of the simple future ζήσεσθε which follows), die; but if by the Spirit ye do mortify (rather, do to death, or make to die, so as to correspond to the die preceding) the deeds of the body, ye shall live. Here "the body" (τοῦ σώματος) must be taken in the same sense as in vers. 10, 11. True, the "deeds" spoken of are, in fact, those of the flesh; but the body is regarded as the organ of the lusts of the flesh, and it is fitly named here in connection with the thought of the preceding verses. The word translated. "deeds" is πράξεις, denoting, not single acts, but rather doings - the general outcome in action of fleshly lusts using the body as their organ. Μέλλετε ἀποθήσκειν and ζήσεσθε, viewed in connection with ζωοποιήσει in ver. 11, seem to point ultimately to the result hereafter of the two courses of life denoted: but not, it would seem, exclusively; for our future state is constantly regarded by the apostle as the continuance and sequence of what is begun in us already - whether of life in Christ now unto life eternal, or of death in sin now unto death beyond the grave. The general idea may be stated thus: If ye live after the flesh, the power in you to which you give your allegiance and adhesion will involve you in its own doom, death; but if ye live after the Spirit, you identify yourselves with the Spirit of life that is in you, whereby you will be emancipated at last even from these your mortal bodies, whose doings you already slay. 8:10-17 If the Spirit be in us, Christ is in us. He dwells in the heart by faith. Grace in the soul is its new nature; the soul is alive to God, and has begun its holy happiness which shall endure for ever. The righteousness of Christ imputed, secures the soul, the better part, from death. From hence we see how much it is our duty to walk, not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. If any habitually live according to corrupt lustings, they will certainly perish in their sins, whatever they profess. And what can a worldly life present, worthy for a moment to be put against this noble prize of our high calling? Let us then, by the Spirit, endeavour more and more to mortify the flesh. Regeneration by the Holy Spirit brings a new and Divine life to the soul, though in a feeble state. And the sons of God have the Spirit to work in them the disposition of children; they have not the spirit of bondage, which the Old Testament church was under, through the darkness of that dispensation. The Spirit of adoption was not then plentifully poured out. Also it refers to that spirit of bondage, under which many saints were at their conversion. Many speak peace to themselves, to whom God does not speak peace. But those who are sanctified, have God's Spirit witnessing with their spirits, in and by his speaking peace to the soul. Though we may now seem to be losers for Christ, we shall not, we cannot, be losers by him in the end.
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