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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Stand fast therefore in the libertie wherewith Christ hath made vs free, and bee not intangled againe with the yoke of bondage.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For freedom did Christ set us free: stand fast therefore, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Christ has truly made us free: then keep your free condition and let no man put a yoke on you again.
- Basic English Bible

Christ has set us free in freedom; stand fast therefore, and be not held again in a yoke of bondage.
- Darby Bible

Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
- Webster's Bible

Christ having made us gloriously free--stand fast and do not again be hampered with the yoke of slavery.
- Weymouth Bible

Stand firm therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and don't be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
- World English Bible

Stonde ye therfor, and nyl ye eftsoones be holdun in the yok of seruage.
- Wycliffe Bible

In the freedom, then, with which Christ did make you free -- stand ye, and be not held fast again by a yoke of servitude;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 5:1


5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty - From the ceremonial law. Wherewith Christ hath made us - And all believers, free; and be not entangled again with the yoke of legal bondage.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 5:1


Ga 5:1The Fruits of the Flesh and of the Spirit SUMMARY OF GALATIANS 5: To Fall Under the Law Is to Lose Christ. Circumcision Avails Nothing. but Faith Working by Love. Love the Fulfilling of the Law. The Warfare Between the Flesh and the Spirit. The Works of the Flesh. The Fruits of the Spirit. Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free. Compare Eph 6:14 2Th 2:15. This verse is connected in meaning with the last chapter, where it is shown that the gospel is freedom, but the Mosaic law is the covenant of bondage. Hence Paul bids them to cling to their freedom in Christ, and And be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Not to be brought again under the yoke by being drawn under the Jewish law. Once they had been under bondage to a heathen yoke (Ga 4:8); to accept the Jewish yoke would be a second bondage.

Discussion for Galatians 5

  • Melody
    I also love this book because it has the fruit's of God's spirit in it.
  • Renee Allen
    To the wretch looking for salvation, I myself an an recovering addict. I relasped a lot of times before one day I ask GOD to take the erges away from me. Glory be to GOD He did. It wasn't easy and this christian walk isn't either. When we are weak call on Him , HE will give us the strength to make it through and a way out! Proud of you continue leaning on GOD!
  • BSP
    Verse 26 warns us against being egotistical.
  • Lilian
    We are saved by God's grace. We are not under the law BUT OBEDIENCE TO GOD'S LAW AND HIS WORDS ARE MORE IMPORTANT TO MEDITATE THAN SACRIFICE. JESUS IS THE PERFECT OBEDIENCE TO THE FATHER BY FULFILLING THE SCRIPTURES. THE FAITH COMES ONLY BY HEARING THE WORDS OF GOD WITHOUT HIS WORDS IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE HIM WE WILL EASILY DROWNED IN OLD SIN. WE MUST KNOW HOW TO RECEIVE HIS WORDS .
  • A WRETCH LOOKING FOR SALVATION
    Chapter 5 verse 1 , Just happened to be the verse of the day after my last relapse into drug addiction and gave me a feeling that the Lord was speaking to me . It gave me a renewed hope that this time I will finally walk the straight path that I long for . I hope that all who suffer addiction will see this and find a way to live in God's law and have peace in their lives.
  • Lilian
    Jesus already took our sins, pain, worries, our unrighteousness and curse by his blood HE ALREADY MADE EVERYTHING NEW WHEN HE DIED ON THE CROSS. Our Job now is to believe Jesus that He is the Son of God, Follow Jesus and Live like Jesus . Avoid the Old SIN AND MUST DO REPENTANCE. PRAISE HIM AND THANK HIM EVERYDAY for HE IS WORTHY. JESUS THE ONLY JEHOVAH THE PROVIDER, OUR PEACE AMEN