New Living Translation
Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit.
King James Bible
For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
Darby Bible Translation
For they that are according to flesh mind the things of the flesh; and they that are according to Spirit, the things of the Spirit.
World English Bible
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.
Young's Literal Translation
For those who are according to the flesh, the things of the flesh do mind; and those according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:5 They that are after the flesh - Who remain under the guidance of corrupt nature. Mind the things of the flesh - Have their thoughts and affections fixed on such things as gratify corrupt nature; namely, on things visible and temporal; on things of the earth, on pleasure, (of sense or imagination,) praise, or riches. But they who are after the Spirit - Who are under his guidance. Mind the things of the Spirit - Think of, relish, love things invisible, eternal; the things which the Spirit hath revealed, which he works in us, moves us to, and promises to give us.
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The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.
When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures,
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
They are headed for destruction. Their god is their appetite, they brag about shameful things, and they think only about this life here on earth.
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