Romans 8:5 NIV

5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.

References for Romans 8:5

Study tools for Romans 8:5

  • a 8:2 - The Greek is singular; some manuscripts "me"
  • b 8:3 - In contexts like this, the Greek word for "flesh" ("sarx" ) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit; also in verses 4-13.
  • c 8:3 - Or "flesh, for sin"
  • d 8:10 - Or "you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive"
  • e 8:11 - Some manuscripts "bodies through"
  • f 8:15 - The Greek word for "adoption to sonship" is a term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture; also in verse 23.
  • g 8:15 - Aramaic for "father"
  • h 8:21 - Or "subjected it in hope. " 21"For"
  • i 8:28 - Or "that all things work together for good to those who love God, who" ; or "that in all things God works together with those who love him to bring about what is good—with those who"
  • j 8:36 - Psalm 44:22
  • k 8:38 - Or "nor heavenly rulers"