Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.
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;
the sinful mind (or the mind set on the flesh) is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.
[That is] because the mind of the flesh [with its carnal thoughts and purposes] is hostile to God, for it does not submit itself to God’s Law; indeed it cannot.
because the mind dominated by the sinful nature is hostile to God, for it does not marshal itself under the command of the law of God, neither is it able to.
And this is only to be expected, for the carnal attitude is inevitably opposed to the purpose of God, and neither can nor will follow His Law.
Because one’s thinking the things suggested by the lower nature means enmity to God, for it does not subject itself to God’s law, nor indeed can it.
- No cross references or parallel passage have been cited for this verse.
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