Galatians 5 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Galatians 5


Galatians 5:1

For freedom did Christ set us free: stand fast therefore, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage.

Galatians 5:2

Behold, I Paul say unto you, that, if ye receive circumcision, Christ will profit you nothing.

Galatians 5:3

Yea, I testify again to every man that receiveth circumcision, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.

Galatians 5:4

Ye are severed from Christ, ye would be justified by the law; ye are fallen away from grace.

Galatians 5:5

For we through the Spirit by faith wait for the hope of righteousness.

Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith working through love.

Galatians 5:7

Ye were running well; who hindered you that ye should not obey the truth?

Galatians 5:8

This persuasion [came] not of him that calleth you.

Galatians 5:9

A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.

Galatians 5:10

I have confidence to you-ward in the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.

Galatians 5:11

But I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? then hath the stumbling-block of the cross been done away.

Galatians 5:12

I would that they that unsettle you would even go beyond circumcision.

Galatians 5:13

For ye, brethren, were called for freedom; only [use] not your freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but through love be servants one to another.

Galatians 5:14

For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, [even] in this: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

Galatians 5:15

But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.

Galatians 5:16

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

Galatians 5:17

For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are contrary the one to the other; that ye may not do the things that ye would.

Galatians 5:18

But if ye are led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

Galatians 5:19

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]: fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

Galatians 5:20

idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousies, wraths, factions, divisions, parties,

Galatians 5:21

envyings, drunkenness, revellings, and such like; of which I forewarn you, even as I did forewarn you, that they who practise such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Galatians 5:23

meekness, self-control; against such there is no law.

Galatians 5:24

And they that are of Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with the passions and the lusts thereof.

Galatians 5:25

If we live by the Spirit, by the Spirit let us also walk.

Galatians 5:26

Let us not become vainglorious, provoking one another, envying one another.

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