Galatians 5:19

“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Nowe the workes of the flesh are manifest, which are these, adulterie, fornication, vncleannesse, lasciuiousnesse,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are `these': fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now the works of the flesh are clear, which are these: evil desire, unclean things, wrong use of the senses,
- Basic English Bible

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness,
- Darby Bible

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these, Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
- Webster's Bible

Now you know full well the doings of our lower natures. Fornication, impurity, indecency, idol-worship, sorcery;
- Weymouth Bible

Now the works of the flesh are obvious, which are: adultery, sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustfulness,
- World English Bible

And werkis of the fleisch ben opyn, whiche ben fornicacioun, vnclennes, vnchastite, letcherie, seruice of false goddis,
- Wycliffe Bible

And manifest also are the works of the flesh, which are: Adultery, whoredom, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 5:19


5:19 Now the works of the flesh - By which that inward principle is discovered. Are manifest - Plain and undeniable. Works are mentioned in the plural because they are distinct from, and often inconsistent with, each other. But the fruit of the Spirit is mentioned in the singular, #Ga 5:22|, as being all consistent and connected together. Which are these - He enumerates those works of the flesh to which the Galatians were most inclined; and those parts of the fruit of the Spirit of which they stood in the greatest need. Lasciviousness - The Greek word means anything inward or outward that is contrary to chastity, and yet short of actual uncleanness.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 5:19


Ga 5:19 Now the works of the flesh . . . are [these]. The tree is known by its fruits. We show our fruits whether we are of the flesh or Spirit. The works of the flesh are first given. Paul names (1) Four sins of sensuality; (2) two spiritual sins of false religion; (3) sins against our fellow men, of which nine are specified; (4) sins of intemperance, of which two are named. Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness. The sins of sensuality were sanctioned by the heathen religion in the worship of Venus, and sanctioned by the purest heathen moralists. Christianity had to breast the current of the whole world. It differs from heathen morality as day from night.

Discussion for Galatians 5

  • Ty
    love and relationship
  • Mourice mola for verse 19
    it introduces one to fully salvation,
  • Hannah
    This chapter teaches us how to walk by spirit ND to live with him.I love this cos of the fruit of the spirit.
  • Natalee Campbell
    Very powerful scripture... Teaches us how to live according to God's will
  • Alex Nolden for verse 1
    I serve a mighty God! No one else has the devine capacity to liberate my mind, heart, and spirit from all the sins of this world. Jes s, is Lord!
  • Lewis
    This Galatians 5:4 is a comparison between the two remedies for sin. One is under the old dispensation law and the other under the new dispensation grace . The falling away from grace means that a returning to the keeping of the law for justification before God is in fact a moving away from Grace, which is the only acceptable method for righteousness before God. Please not that I submitted this comment earlier, but inadvertently cited Romans 5:4 instead of Galatians 5:4. Kindly excuse the error.

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