For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature.1 They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.218
But if you are led by the Spirit,3 you are not under law.419
The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality,5 impurity and debauchery;
idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions
and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like.6 I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.722
But the fruit8 of the Spirit is love,9 joy, peace,10 patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness and self-control.11 Against such things there is no law.1224
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature13 with its passions and desires.1425
Since we live by the Spirit,15 let us keep in step with the Spirit.
Let us not become conceited,16 provoking and envying each other.