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Romans 8:6

    Romans 8:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For the mind of the flesh is death; but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace:

    Webster's Revision

    For the mind of the flesh is death; but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace:

    World English Bible

    For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For the mind of the flesh is death; but the mind of the spirit is life and peace:

    Clarke's Commentary on Romans 8:6

    For to be carnally minded is death - To live under the influence of the carnal mind is to live in the state of condemnation, and consequently liable to death eternal: whereas, on the contrary, he who is spiritually minded has the life and peace of God in his soul, and is in full prospect of life eternal.

    Barnes' Notes on Romans 8:6

    For to be carnally minded - Margin, "The minding of the flesh." The sense is, that to follow the inclinations of the flesh, or the corrupt propensities of our nature, leads us to condemnation and death. The expression is one of great energy, and shows that it not only leads to death, or leads to misery, but that it is death itself; there is woe and condemnation in the very act and purpose of being supremely devoted to the corrupt passions, Its only tendency is condemnation and despair.

    Is death - The penalty of transgression; condemnation and eternal ruin; Note, Romans 5:12.

    But to be spiritually minded - Margin, "The minding of the Spirit." That is, making it the object of the mind, the end and aim of the actions, to cultivate the graces of the Spirit, and to submit to his influence. To be spiritually minded is to seek those feelings and views which the Holy Spirit produces, and to follow his leadings.

    Is life - This is opposed to death in Romans 8:5. It tends to life, and is in fact real life. For to possess and cultivate the graces of the spirit, to be led where he would guide us, is the design of our existence, and is the only path of happiness.

    And peace - Note, Romans 6.

    Wesley's Notes on Romans 8:6

    8:6 For to be carnally minded - That is, to mind the things of the flesh. Is death - The sure mark of spiritual death, and the way to death everlasting. But to be spiritually minded - That is, to mind the things of the Spirit. Is life - A sure mark of spiritual life, and the way to life everlasting. And attended with peace - The peace of God, which is the foretaste of life everlasting; and peace with God, opposite to the enmity mentioned in the next verse .

    Verses Related to Romans 8:6

    John 16:33 - These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
    Proverbs 17:1 - Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.
    Ephesians 2:17 - And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
    Book: Romans
    Topic: Peace