Romans 8:7
New International Version
The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so.

New Living Translation
For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God's laws, and it never will.

English Standard Version
For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot.

Berean Study Bible
because the mind of the flesh is hostile to God: It does not submit to God’s Law, nor can it do so.

Berean Literal Bible
because the mind of the flesh is hostility toward God; for it is not subject to the Law of God, for not even can it be.

New American Standard Bible
because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so,

King James Bible
Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Christian Standard Bible
The mind-set of the flesh is hostile to God because it does not submit to God's law. Indeed, it is unable to do so.

Contemporary English Version
Our desires fight against God, because they do not and cannot obey God's laws.

Good News Translation
And so people become enemies of God when they are controlled by their human nature; for they do not obey God's law, and in fact they cannot obey it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the mind-set of the flesh is hostile to God because it does not submit itself to God's law, for it is unable to do so.

International Standard Version
That is why the mind that focuses on human nature is hostile toward God. It refuses to submit to the authority of God's Law because it is powerless to do so.

NET Bible
because the outlook of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to the law of God, nor is it able to do so.

New Heart English Bible
because the mind set on the flesh is hostile towards God; for it is not subject to God's law, neither indeed can it be.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because the mind of the flesh is hatred toward God, for it is not subject to the law of God because it cannot be.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is so because the corrupt nature has a hostile attitude toward God. It refuses to place itself under the authority of God's standards because it can't.

New American Standard 1977
because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so;

Jubilee Bible 2000
because the prudence of the flesh is enmity against God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, neither indeed can it.

King James 2000 Bible
Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

American King James Version
Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

American Standard Version
because the mind of the flesh is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can it be:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because the wisdom of the flesh is an enemy to God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither can it be.

Darby Bible Translation
Because the mind of the flesh is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God; for neither indeed can it be:

English Revised Version
because the mind of the flesh is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can it be:

Webster's Bible Translation
Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Weymouth New Testament
Abandonment to earthly things is a state of enmity to God. Such a mind does not submit to God's Law, and indeed cannot do so.

World English Bible
because the mind of the flesh is hostile towards God; for it is not subject to God's law, neither indeed can it be.

Young's Literal Translation
because the mind of the flesh is enmity to God, for to the law of God it doth not subject itself,
Study Bible
Living in the Spirit
6The mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace, 7because the mind of the flesh is hostile to God: It does not submit to God’s Law, nor can it do so. 8Those controlled by the flesh cannot please God.…
Cross References
Colossians 2:18
Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you with speculation about what he has seen. Such a man is puffed up without basis by his unspiritual mind,

James 4:4
You adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore, whoever chooses to be a friend of the world renders himself an enemy of God.

Treasury of Scripture

Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

the carnal mind.

Romans 1:28,30
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; …

Romans 5:10
For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

Exodus 20:5
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

for it.

Romans 8:4
That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Romans 3:31
Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

Romans 7:7-14,22
What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet…

neither.

Jeremiah 13:23
Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.

Matthew 12:34
O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

1 Corinthians 2:14
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.







Lexicon
because
διότι (dioti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1360: On this account, because, for. From dia and hoti; on the very account that, or inasmuch as.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter 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.

mind
φρόνημα (phronēma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5427: Thought, purpose, aspirations. From phroneo; inclination or purpose.

of the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive 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
σαρκὸς (sarkos)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4561: Flesh, body, human nature, materiality; kindred.

[is] hostile
ἔχθρα (echthra)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2189: Enmity, hostility, alienation. Feminine of echthros; hostility; by implication, a reason for opposition.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

God:
Θεόν (Theon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

It does not submit
ὑποτάσσεται (hypotassetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5293: From hupo and tasso; to subordinate; reflexively, to obey.

to
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine 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.

God’s
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

Law,
νόμῳ (nomō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3551: From a primary nemo; law, genitive case, specially, (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively.

nor
οὐδὲ (oude)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3761: Neither, nor, not even, and not. From ou and de; not however, i.e. Neither, nor, not even.

can it [do so].
δύναται (dynatai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1410: (a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.
(7) The carnal mind is death--because it implies enmity with God, and enmity with God is death.

8:1-9 Believers may be chastened of the Lord, but will not be condemned with the world. By their union with Christ through faith, they are thus secured. What is the principle of their walk; the flesh or the Spirit, the old or the new nature, corruption or grace? For which of these do we make provision, by which are we governed? The unrenewed will is unable to keep any commandment fully. And the law, besides outward duties, requires inward obedience. God showed abhorrence of sin by the sufferings of his Son in the flesh, that the believer's person might be pardoned and justified. Thus satisfaction was made to Divine justice, and the way of salvation opened for the sinner. By the Spirit the law of love is written upon the heart, and though the righteousness of the law is not fulfilled by us, yet, blessed be God, it is fulfilled in us; there is that in all true believers, which answers the intention of the law. The favour of God, the welfare of the soul, the concerns of eternity, are the things of the Spirit, which those that are after the Spirit do mind. Which way do our thoughts move with most pleasure? Which way go our plans and contrivances? Are we most wise for the world, or for our souls? Those that live in pleasure are dead, 1Ti 5:6. A sanctified soul is a living soul; and that life is peace. The carnal mind is not only an enemy to God, but enmity itself. The carnal man may, by the power of Divine grace, be made subject to the law of God, but the carnal mind never can; that must be broken and driven out. We may know our real state and character by inquiring whether we have the Spirit of God and Christ, or not, ver. 9. Ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit. Having the Spirit of Christ, means having a turn of mind in some degree like the mind that was in Christ Jesus, and is to be shown by a life and conversation suitable to his precepts and example.
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