Galatians 5:16

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 5:16


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.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 5:16


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.

Discussion for Galatians 5

  • Wayne
    The fruit of the Spirit has some of the same similarities as natural fruit. It time and the right environment for the fruit to grow. Spiritual fruit Also takes time and the right environment in which to grow. Neither natural or spiritual fruit matures overnight. Interestingly enough both are desirable and will give strength "the one to the body,the other to the spirit
  • Eric
    The Lord is at hand.
  • Bruce
    A wretch: not sure what you meant by living in the law? That will bring spiritual death!Reading HIS WORD,Being in church that preaches heaven and hell,the joy of salvation,called of the FATHER John 6:44,forgiveness Acts2:38, things NEW! -- ll Corinthians 5:17. You will be changed! If you slip, l John 1:9- l John 2:1. Best thing that ever happened to me! The next day I woke up to a different world!
  • Steve morrow
    proverbs 18:21 death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof---john 6:63 it is the spirit that quickeneth the flesh profiteth nothing the words that I speak unto you they are spirit and they are life---john 5:21 for as the FATHER raiseth up the dead and quickeneth them even so the SON quickeneth whom HE will---proverbs 1:23 turn you at MY reproof behold I will pour out MY spirit unto you I will make known MY words unto you---john 3:34 for HE whom GOD hath sent speaketh the words of GOD for GOD giveth not the spirit by measure unto HIM---john 6:27 labor not for the meat which perisheth but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life which the SON OF MAN shall give unto you for HIM hath GOD THE FATHER sealed---JOHN 15:4 abide in ME and I in you as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself except it abide in the vine no more can you except you abide in ME---john 15:5 I am the vine you are the branches HE that abideth in ME and I in HIM the same bringeth forth much fruit FOR WITHOUT ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING------LOVING THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
  • Shirley
    Jesus died on the cross for our sins.... Now our part is to live like He lived...Sacrifice our lives by living our life like Jesus !! Give our all by living like Jesus !!
  • Carol
    Thank you JESUS for dying on the cross for my sins. Thank you for saving a wretch like me. I can do nothing without you. I work with the public and it is hard to treat everyone the same but , I do.... I know I am working for the Lord and no one else. I have to remind myself of this. My husband Scott is a great encouragement in my life. He tells me to pray and give this to the Lord. I love him.

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