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
5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires;s but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.t 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death,u but the mind governed by the Spirit is lifev and peace. 7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God;w it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8 Those who are in the realm of the fleshx cannot please God.
9 You, however, are not in the realm of the fleshy but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you.z And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ,a they do not belong to Christ.
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