8 Therefore, there is now no condemnationg for those who are in Christ Jesus,h 2 because through Christ Jesusi the law of the Spirit who gives lifej has set youa freek from the law of sinl and death. 3 For what the law was powerlessm to do because it was weakened by the flesh,b n God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesho to be a sin offering.c p And so he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirementq of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.r
The Greek is singular; some manuscripts me
In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit; also in verses 4–13.
Or flesh, for sin