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Romans 8:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For the mind of the flesh is death; but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For the mind of the flesh [is] death; but the mind of the Spirit life and peace.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, what is preferred by the flesh, [is] death, whereas, what is preferred by the spirit, [is] life and peace;—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for the mind of the flesh [is] death, and the mind of the Spirit—life and peace;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For the wisdom of the flesh is death: but the wisdom of the spirit is life and peace.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For to be carnally minded, is death: but to be spiritually minded, is life and peace:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For the mind of the flesh is death, and the mind of the Spirit life and peace.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For minding the things of the flesh, is death; but minding the things of the Spirit, is life and peace.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
to be y5427
[5427] Standard
φρόνημα
phronema
{fron'-ay-mah}
From G5426; (mental) inclination or purpose.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
carnally 4561
{4561} Prime
σάρξ
sarx
{sarx}
Probably from the base of G4563; flesh (as stripped of the skin), that is, (strictly) the meat of an animal (as food), or (by extension) the body (as opposed to the soul (or spirit), or as the symbol of what is external, or as the means of kindred, or (by implication) human nature (with its frailties (physically or morally) and passions), or (specifically) a human being (as such).
minded 5427
{5427} Prime
φρόνημα
phronema
{fron'-ay-mah}
From G5426; (mental) inclination or purpose.
[is] death; 2288
{2288} Prime
θάνατος
thanatos
{than'-at-os}
From G2348; (properly an adjective used as a noun) death (literally or figuratively).
but 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
to be y5427
[5427] Standard
φρόνημα
phronema
{fron'-ay-mah}
From G5426; (mental) inclination or purpose.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
spiritually 4151
{4151} Prime
πνεῦμα
pneuma
{pnyoo'-mah}
From G4154; a current of air, that is, breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit, that is, (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, daemon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy spirit.
minded 5427
{5427} Prime
φρόνημα
phronema
{fron'-ay-mah}
From G5426; (mental) inclination or purpose.
[is] life 2222
{2222} Prime
ζωή
zoe
{dzo-ay'}
From G2198; life (literally or figuratively).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
peace. 1515
{1515} Prime
εἰρήνη
eirene
{i-ray'-nay}
Probably from a primary verb εἴρω [[eiro]] (to join); peace (literally or figuratively); by implication prosperity.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Romans 8:6

_ _ For — a mere particle of transition here [Tholuck], like “but” or “now.”

_ _ to be carnally minded — literally, “the mind” or “minding of the flesh” (Margin); that is, the pursuit of fleshly ends.

_ _ is death — not only “ends in” [Alford, etc.], but even now “is”; carrying death into its bosom, so that such are “dead while they live” (1 Timothy 5:6; Ephesians 2:1, Ephesians 2:5) [Philippi].

_ _ but to be spiritually minded — “the mind” or “minding of the spirit”; that is, the pursuit of spiritual objects.

_ _ is life and peace — not “life” only, in contrast with the “death” that is in the other pursuit, but “peace”; it is the very element of the soul’s deepest repose and true bliss.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Romans 8:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Romans 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Romans 8:6

(7) For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace.

(7) He demonstrates what follows from his argument: because whatever the flesh savours, that brings about death: and whatever the Spirit savours, that is conducive to joy and everlasting life.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
to be carnally minded:
Gr. the minding of the flesh, So,
Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
Romans 8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
Romans 6:21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things [is] death.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 7:5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
Romans 7:11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew [me].
Romans 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to [fulfil] the lusts [thereof].
Galatians 6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
James 1:14-15 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. ... Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

to be spiritually minded:
Gr. the minding of the Spirit,
Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
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.
Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
John 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
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Jn 14:6, 27; 17:5. Ro 5:1, 10; 6:21, 23; 7:5, 11; 8:7, 13; 13:14; 14:17. Ga 5:22; 6:8. Jm 1:14.

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