For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?
for you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like mere men?
You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere men?
For you are still [unspiritual, having the nature] of the flesh [under the control of the ordinary impulses]. For as long as [there are] envying and jealousy and wrangling and factions among you, are you not unspiritual and of the flesh, behaving yourselves after a human standard and like mere (unchanged) men?
For, insofar as there are among you jealousy and strife, are you not those dominated by the evil nature, and are you not ordering your manner of life as an unsaved man would do?
For you are still unspiritual; all the time that there is jealousy and squabbling among you you show that you are - and you are living just like men of the world.
for you are still unspiritual (fleshly, opposite of spiritual). For when there are still jealousy and wrangling among you, are you not still unspiritual and living by a human standard?
- No cross references or parallel passage have been cited for this verse.
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