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

  • 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

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