2 Corinthians 10:3
New International Version
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.

New Living Translation
We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do.

English Standard Version
For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh.

Berean Study Bible
For though we live in the flesh, we do not wage war according to the flesh.

Berean Literal Bible
For walking in flesh, we do not wage war according to flesh.

King James Bible
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

New King James Version
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.

New American Standard Bible
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not wage battle according to the flesh,

NASB 1995
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh,

NASB 1977
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh,

Amplified Bible
For though we walk in the flesh [as mortal men], we are not carrying on our [spiritual] warfare according to the flesh and using the weapons of man.

Christian Standard Bible
For although we live in the flesh, we do not wage war according to the flesh,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For though we live in the body, we do not wage war in an unspiritual way,

American Standard Version
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For even if we do walk in the flesh, on the other hand, we do not wage war according to the flesh.

Contemporary English Version
We live in this world, but we don't act like its people

Douay-Rheims Bible
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.

English Revised Version
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh

Good News Translation
It is true that we live in the world, but we do not fight from worldly motives.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Of course we are human, but we don't fight like humans.

International Standard Version
Of course, we are living in the world, but we do not wage war in a world-like way.

Literal Standard Version
for walking in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh,

NET Bible
For though we live as human beings, we do not wage war according to human standards,

New Heart English Bible
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not wage war according to the flesh;

Weymouth New Testament
For, though we are still living in the world, it is no worldly warfare that we are waging.

World English Bible
For though we walk in the flesh, we don't wage war according to the flesh;

Young's Literal Translation
for walking in the flesh, not according to the flesh do we war,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Apostolic Authority
2I beg you that when I come I may not need to be as bold as I expect toward those who presume that we live according to the flesh. 3For though we live in the flesh, we do not wage war according to the flesh. 4The weapons of our warfare are not the weapons of the world. Instead, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.…

Cross References
Romans 7:5
For when we lived according to the flesh, the sinful passions aroused by the law were at work in our bodies, bearing fruit for death.

Romans 8:4
so that the righteous standard of the law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 1:17
When I planned this, did I do it carelessly? Or do I make my plans by human standards, so as to say "Yes, yes" when I really mean "No, no"?


Treasury of Scripture

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

walk.

Galatians 2:20
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

1 Peter 4:1,2
Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; …

we do.

2 Corinthians 10:4
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

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.

1 Timothy 1:18
This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;









(3) For though we walk in the flesh.--The phrase is generally used by St. Paul for the simple fact of bodily existence, with all its incidental infirmities and trials, but, commonly, without implying sin, as "after the flesh" does (Galatians 2:20; Philippians 1:22-24; 1Timothy 3:16). The thought of participating in the sin of which the body is the occasion is, however, very close to that of sharing its weakness; and the phrase appears with this sense in Romans 8:8-9.

We do not war after the flesh.--Strictly, we are not carrying on our campaign. See Note on Luke 3:14, where the same word is used. As so often in St. Paul's style, the word--especially any word like this, connected with the soldier's life--becomes the germ of an elaborate figurative imagery, almost of a parable. . . .

Verse 3. - We walk in the flesh. St. Paul does not disclaim the possession of human infirmities, but maintains that such trials and temptations were not the guiding force of his life. We do not war after the flesh. His campaigns (Luke 3:14) were fought with spiritual weapons. The metaphor is a constant one with St. Paul (2 Corinthians 2:14-16; 1 Corinthians 9:26; Ephesians 6:10-17, etc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

though we live
περιπατοῦντες (peripatountes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4043: From peri and pateo; to tread all around, i.e. Walk at large; figuratively, to live, deport oneself, follow.

in
Ἐν (En)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[the] flesh,
σαρκὶ (sarki)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4561: Flesh, body, human nature, materiality; kindred.

we do not wage war
στρατευόμεθα (strateuometha)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 4754: To wage war, fight, serve as a soldier; fig: of the warring lusts against the soul.

according to
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

[the] flesh.
σάρκα (sarka)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4561: Flesh, body, human nature, materiality; kindred.


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