5:16 But I say, live 1 by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh. 2 5:17 For the flesh has desires that are opposed to the Spirit, and the Spirit has desires 3 that are opposed to the flesh, for these are in opposition to 4 each other, so that you cannot do what you want.
1 tn Grk “walk” (a common NT idiom for how one conducts one’s life or how one behaves).
3 tn The words “has desires” do not occur in the Greek text a second time, but are repeated in the translation for clarity.
4 tn Or “are hostile toward” (L&N 39.1).