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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
This I say then, Walke in the spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
- American Standard Version (1901)
But I say, Go on in the Spirit, and you will not come under the rule of the evil desires of the flesh.
- Basic English Bible
But I say, Walk in [the] Spirit, and ye shall no way fulfil flesh's lust.
- Darby Bible
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye will not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
- Webster's Bible
This then is what I mean. Let your lives be guided by the Spirit, and then you will certainly not indulge the cravings of your lower natures.
- Weymouth Bible
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you won't fulfill the lust of the flesh.
- World English Bible
And Y seie you in Crist, walke ye in spirit, and ye schulen not performe the desiris of the fleisch.
- Wycliffe Bible
And I say: In the Spirit walk ye, and the desire of the flesh ye may not complete;
- Youngs Literal Bible
5:16 I say then - He now explains what he proposed, #Gal 5:13|. Walk by the Spirit - Follow his guidance in all things. And fulfil not - In anything. The desire of the flesh - Of corrupt nature.
Ga 5:16 Walk in the Spirit. Under his guidance, as he directs. We have his directions in the words of Christ and the apostles. Ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. He who is guided by the Spirit will not obey "the lusts of the flesh". See 2Pe 2:18.
Victor Marcus's comment on 2015-02-09 22:27:59:
In this context,the apostle Paul is giving us a solution in which we can live a pure life by not fulfilling the lustful desire of the flesh.Fleshly desires attack the flesh we give in to them when we are walking in the flesh because our mind is focused on what the flesh wants.But when we live in the spirit,we do what the spirit wants.The proverb states if you are in Rome do what the Romans do so when we walk in the spirit,the flesh loses its power over us.
Timothy Wayne George's comment on 2013-06-30 06:01:45:
The Apostle Paul is teaching us how to stand fast in the liberty, where with Christ Jesus has set us free. We must walk in the spirit, and then we will not fulfill the desires of the flesh. Those that are born again in Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh, with it's desires, and will not yield their members anymore to do those things. As we walk in the spirit, the fruits of the spirit will be produced in our lives: Love, joy, peace, patience, meekness, self control etc.
Against such there is no law. So don't be entangled in the yoke of bondage again, for who ever keeps the law is debtor to keep the whole law. We have liberty in Christ Jesus, only do not use your liberty as a cloak of bondage. The thief came to kill, still, and destroy, but Jesus came that we might have life and that more abundantly. The whole law of God is completed in one word: Love thy neighbor as thyself. So walk in Love, and you will be set free. Jesus said a new commandment give I unto you, that you love one another as I have loved you.
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