8 This [evil] persuasion is not from Him Who called you [Who invited you to freedom in Christ]. Galatians 5. First 30-days on us! ... 5 For we, [not relying on the Law but] through the [Holy] Spirit's [help], by faith anticipate and wait for the blessing and good for which our righteousness and right standing with God [our conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action, causes us] to hope. FootnotesGalatians 5:13Marvin Vincent, Word Studies. 15 But if you bite and devour one another [in partisan strife], be careful that you [and your whole fellowship] are not consumed by one another. Galatians 5:4 See note 2:16.; Galatians 5:9 Leaven (yeasty dough) represents the man-made tradition and false teachings that obscure the truth regarding salvation through personal belief and faith in Christ. THE SURE WARNING - Vss. That theme continues in Galatians 5 -- and culminates in one of the more famous passages of the New Testament. In many ways, Galatians 5:1 is a great summary of everything Paul wanted the Galatians to understand: When God delivered Israel from Egyptian servitude, it was breaking the yoke – Lev. 4 If you seek to be justified and declared righteous and to be given a right standing with God through the Law, you are brought to nothing and so separated (severed) from Christ. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians chapter 6. Galatians 5 – Paul explains what the believer loses when he turns from God’s grace to man-made rules and regulations. 2 But for you who respect my name, the sun of vindication 4 will rise with healing wings, 5 and you will skip about 6 like calves released from the stall. Galatians 5:5 For we, [not relying on the Law but] through the [Holy] Spirit's [help], by faith anticipate and wait for the blessing and good for which our righteousness and right standing with God [our conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action, causes us] to hope. The Slave – You Lose Your Liberty – Galatians 5:1 A. Galatians. 26:13. But if you are guided (led) by the [Holy] Spirit, you are not subject to the Law. You have fallen away from grace (from God’s gracious favor and unmerited blessing). But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness. What avails a person is faith working through love. 6 For [if we are] in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith activated and energized and expressed and working through love. Mark my words! Galatians 5:17 "For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would." I warn you beforehand, just as I did previously, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Notice, it is I, Paul, who tells you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no profit (advantage, avail) to you [for if you distrust Him, you can gain nothing from Him]. The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. 18 But if you are guided (led) by the [Holy] Spirit, you are not subject to the Law. 19 Now the doings (practices) of the flesh are clear (obvious): they are immorality, impurity, indecency. Galatians 5. 19-21 - Here is a list of sins to avoid. exhortation to stand fast in the gospel liberty, just set forth, and not to be led by judaizers into circumcision, or law justification: yet though free, to serve one another by love: to walk in the spirit, bearing the fruit thereof, not in the works of the flesh. AMPC . I, Paul, am telling you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no benefit to you. 14 For the whole Law [concerning human relationships] is [e]complied with in the one precept, You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself.(A). I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all. Galatians 5:7-10 Don’t Be Deceived. are prevented from doing what you desire to do. [For my part] I have confidence [toward you] in the Lord that you will take no contrary view of the matter. Galatians 5 - NIV: It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all. live [habitually] in the [Holy] Spirit [responsive to, guided by the Spirit]; then you will certainly not gratify the cravings. THE SURE WAY - Galatians 5:16 - "Walk In The Spirit" THE SURE WARFARE - Galatians 5:17-18 - The war is between the "flesh" and "the Spirit". 19:18.]. John Chrysostom, one of the Doctors of the Greek Church. Chapter 5. Major Themes . Galatians 5:13-14 below, and Romans 13:8-10.) Galatians 5:22 AMPC But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, … But let me just catch you up a little bit with where we’re going and what we’ve looked at, and we’re building week by week. As I am led by the Spirit, I will win the war. But, brethren, if I still preach circumcision [as some accuse me of doing, as necessary to salvation], why am I still suffering persecution? Galatians 5:22, CSB: "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness," [⇑ See verse text ⇑] What should the lives of those who are free in Christ look like? 2 Notice, it is I, Paul, who tells you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no profit (advantage, avail) to you [[a]for if you distrust Him, you can gain nothing from Him]. Galatians 5:16 (AMPC) But I say, walk and live [habitually] in the [Holy] Spirit [responsive to and controlled and guided by the Spirit]; then you will certainly not gratify the cravings and desires of the flesh (of human nature without God). Galatians 5 - Amplified Bible Freedom in Christ. Cancel. 13 For you, brethren, were [indeed] called to freedom; only [do not let your] freedom be an incentive to your flesh and an opportunity or excuse [for [d]selfishness], but through love you should serve one another. Bible Language English. ; Galatians 5:11 Lit brethren. so separated (severed) from Christ. Faith works.It works through—meaning "by means of"—love.In other words, if a person really has faith in the right things and the right Person, what will he will produce? 20 Idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger (ill temper), selfishness, divisions (dissensions), party spirit (factions, sects with peculiar opinions, heresies). Against such things there is no law [[f]that can bring a charge]. ], Learn More About Amplified Bible, Classic Edition. 17 For the desires of the flesh are opposed to the [Holy] Spirit, and the [desires of the] Spirit are opposed to the flesh (godless human nature); for these are antagonistic to each other [continually withstanding and in conflict with each other], so that you are not free but are prevented from doing what you desire to do. … 10 [For my part] I have confidence [toward you] in the Lord that you will take no contrary view of the matter but will come to think with me. (1) A summary statement: in light of all that Paul has previously said, he now challenges the Galatians to walk in the truth he has presented. 1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Galatians 5, we’re going to start today in Gal 5:7. Faith makes a man seek to do the will of Christ; love tells him what that will is. [If by the Holy Spirit we have our life in God, let us go forward walking in line, our conduct controlled by the Spirit. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do [5] such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Then he received word that certain Jewish-Christians were trying to persuade Galatian Christians to observe Jewish laws and rituals, including circumcision (5:2-12; 6:12-13) and the observance of “days, months, seasons, and years” (4:10). For [if we are] in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith activated, You were running the race nobly. 25 If we live by the [Holy] Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Galatians 5 is the fifth chapter of the Epistle to the Galatians in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.It is authored by Paul the Apostle for the churches in Galatia, written between AD 49–58. 1. Well, we jump into Gal 5:7 today, and in verse 7 he starts talking about how easy it is to be deceived. 16. So what did he glory in, and who did he glorify? It is clear that the faith thus described by St. Paul does not stop short in a mere head notion, and so is in no conflict with the teaching of St. James. In that case the cross has ceased to be a stumbling block. 22 But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness. You have fallen away from grace (from God's gracious favor and unmerited blessing). Those in Christ must stand firm against anyone who would try to drag them into slavery under the law (Galatians 5:1). This [evil] persuasion is not from Him Who called you [Who invited you to freedom in Christ]. Galatians 5 – Standing Fast In the Liberty of Jesus A. 2 Mark my words! Classic Comparative Side-by-Side Bible (NIV, KJV, NASB, Amplified), Amplified Thinline Holy Bible--bonded leather, black (indexed), Amplified Bible, Battlefield Of The Mind Bible, Hardcover - Slightly Imperfect, Amplified Bible, Battlefield of the Mind: Psalms and Proverbs Imitation Leather, Amplified Holy Bible, XL Edition--soft leather-look, burgundy. 12 I wish those who unsettle and confuse you would [[c]go all the way and] cut themselves off! But he who is unsettling you, whoever he is, will have to bear the penalty. Walk By The Spirit. 3 For I testify again to every man … 3 Once again I testify to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obliged to obey the entire law. 1 For freedom Christ has set us free. 2 Listen! Galatians 5 English Standard Version Christ Has Set Us Free 1 For freedom ... and things like these. I. Galatians 5:1 "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." 11 But, brethren, if I still preach circumcision [as some accuse me of doing, as necessary to salvation], why am I still suffering persecution? 26 Let us not become vainglorious and self-conceited, competitive and challenging and provoking and irritating to one another, envying and being jealous of one another. will come to think with me. Mark 10:24 (AMPC) [If by the Holy Spirit [g]we have our life in God, let us go forward [h]walking in line, our conduct controlled by the Spirit.]. submit again to a yoke of slavery [which you have once put off]. Make sure to read Galatians 5 here, and then let's dig deeper. “It 3 will not leave even a root or branch. ***** Galatians 5:19-26. 5 For we, [not relying on the Law but] through the [Holy] Spirit’s [help], by faith anticipate and wait for the blessing and good for which our righteousness and right standing with God [our [b]conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action, causes us] to hope. A little leaven (a slight inclination to error, or a few false teachers) leavens the whole lump [it perverts the whole conception of faith or misleads the whole church]. And those who belong to Christ Jesus (the Messiah) have crucified the flesh (the godless human nature) with its passions and appetites, If we live by the [Holy] Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. In [this] freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery [which you have once put off]. Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation, Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC). In that case the cross has ceased to be a stumbling block and is made meaningless (done away). Is it any good doing good, or should we rather count good works as pointless? 2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. CONTRASTING LIFE STYLES . [Lev. 21 Envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. Galatians 4: Galatians: ... 5 For we, [not relying on the Law but] through the [Holy] Spirit’s [help], by faith anticipate and wait for the blessing and good for which our righteousness and right standing with God [our conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action, causes us] to hope. Commentary on Galatians 5:13-15 (Read Galatians 5:13-15) The gospel is a doctrine according to godliness, 1 Timothy 6:3, and is so far from giving the least countenance to sin, that it lays us under the strongest obligation to avoid and subdue it. B. confuse you would [go all the way and] cut themselves off! Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Galatians 5:1, 13-25. Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. 5 For we, [not relying on the Law but] through the [Holy] Spirit’s [help], by faith anticipate and wait for the blessing and good for which our righteousness and right standing with God [our conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action, causes us] to hope. Who has interfered in (hindered and stopped you from) your heeding. excuse [for selfishness], but through love you should serve one another. Treasury of Scripture. For we, [not relying on the Law but] through the [Holy] Spirit's [help], by faith anticipate. For the whole Law [concerning human relationships] is complied with in the one precept, You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself. Galatians 5:13 For you, brothers, were called to freedom; but do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh. (Galatians 5:17) Show answer 15. 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation, IN [this] freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered. (Galatians 6:9-10) Show answer 16. 7 You were running the race nobly. For you, brethren, were [indeed] called to freedom; only [do not let your] freedom be an incentive to your flesh. desires of the flesh (of human nature without God). There are two ways to live the Christian life. 23 Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). These three verses are important because they introduce "Spirit" and that "faith works through love." Envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge]. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. 17. The Nature of Christian Freedom. right standing with God [our conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action, causes us] to hope. Rather, serve one another in love. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus (the Messiah) have crucified the flesh (the godless human nature) with its passions and appetites and desires. I warn you beforehand, just as I did previously, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. testify to every man who receives circumcision that he is under obligation, to be given a right standing with God through the Law, you are brought to nothing. Galatians 5:25 (AMPC) If we live by the [Holy] Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Footnotes. Galatians 5:13 (AMPC) For you, brethren, were [indeed] called to freedom; only [do not let your] freedom be an incentive to your flesh and an opportunity or excuse [for selfishness], but through love you should serve one another. 5 In [this] freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery [which you have once put off]. Freedom, though, requires resistance against a return to bondage. For the desires of the flesh are opposed to the [Holy] Spirit, and the [desires of the] Spirit are opposed to the flesh (godless human nature); for these are antagonistic to each other [continually withstanding and in conflict with each other], so that you are not free. EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: Paul established the church in Galatia (4:13-14), but had moved on. Now the doings (practices) of the flesh are clear (obvious): they are immorality, impurity, indecency. Galatians 5:1 (ESV) For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slaver y. Galatians 5:1 (AMPC) IN [this] freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slaver y [which you have once put off ]. 16 But I say, walk and live [habitually] in the [Holy] Spirit [responsive to and controlled and guided by the Spirit]; then you will certainly not gratify the cravings and desires of the flesh (of human nature without God). 3 I once more protest and testify to every man who receives circumcision that he is under obligation and bound to practice the whole of the Law and its ordinances. Galatians 5:4-6. 9 A little leaven (a slight inclination to error, or a few false teachers) leavens the whole lump [it perverts the whole conception of faith or misleads the whole church]. Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Galatians 5 New International Version Freedom in Christ 1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Who has interfered in (hindered and stopped you from) your heeding and following the Truth? Paul refused to glorify himself or glory in his own achievements in this world. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the NEW NIV Study Bible Notes, Fully Revised Edition. 1It was for this freedom that Christ set us free [completely liberating us]; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery [which you once removed]. 1. This chapter contains a discussion about circumcision and the allegory of the "Fruit of the Holy Spirit". Version. IN [this] freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery [which you have once put off]. But if you bite and devour one another [in partisan strife], be careful that you [and your whole fellowship] are not consumed by one another. A final appeal to walk in the liberty of Jesus. Galatians 5 Galatians 5. Idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger (ill temper), selfishness, divisions (dissensions), party spirit (factions, sects with peculiar opinions, heresies). In love 5 l he predestined us 2 for m adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, n according to the purpose of his will, 6 o to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in p the Beloved. But he who is unsettling you, whoever he is, will have to bear the penalty. chapter 5. galatians 5:1-26.peroration. Paul begins chapter 5 by stating flatly that Christ has set us free in order that we should be free. 4 1 “For indeed the day 2 is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant evildoers will be chaff. 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