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Romans 8:3 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

What the law could not do since it was limited[a] by the flesh, God did. He condemned sin in the flesh by sending His own Son in flesh like ours under sin’s domain,[b] and as a sin offering,


  1. Romans 8:3 Or weak
  2. Romans 8:3 Lit in the likeness of sinful flesh

Romans 8:3 New International Version (NIV)

For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh,[a] God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering.[b] And so he condemned sin in the flesh,


  1. Romans 8:3 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.
  2. Romans 8:3 Or flesh, for sin
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Romans 8:3 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

For God has done what the Law could not do, [its power] being weakened by the flesh [[a]the entire nature of man without the Holy Spirit]. Sending His own Son in the guise of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, [God] condemned sin in the flesh [[b]subdued, overcame, [c]deprived it of its power over all who accept that sacrifice],


  1. Romans 8:3 Philip Melanchthon, cited by Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.
  2. Romans 8:3 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.
  3. Romans 8:3 Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.
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