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

  • Mbugua kamau
    Comment*This chapter teaches us about standing fast in liberty, having faith in love and walking in spirit because we are not under the law we who believe in christ.
  • Patricia
    What the law could not fulfill grace and mercy did. The distinction between flesh and the spirit shows us that the two cannot walk together. I thank God we are given the power through Jesus Christ Our Lord to pull off the old man (sinful nature) and walk in the newness of Life. Many times I've missed the mark but by His love and mercy He has picked me up to start over again. "Be Encouraged".
  • 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.
  • John
    I believe it is saying to remain Christ-like. and what was Christ-like? he kept God's Commandments he put God first in everything. we must renew our minds and remain attached to the True Vine which is Jesus Christ so we may be able to walk in newness of life. and yes God's grace is sufficient for that is what draws us to Christ is his grace. and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
  • 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
  • Karen
    Jesus told the woman who was saved from being stoned to death, Go and sin no more...... Hebrews 10:26 is a warning to the believer. Stop sinning or you will send yourselves to hell. Those who refuse to stop sinning because they have believed the lie that grace covers them, will one day find themselves in hell for all eternity. You are as good as your last day on earth. If you are a born again Christian and die while in the sin of adultery? You cannot enter heaven. If you are a born again Christian who dies while in the sin of telling a lie? You cannot enter heaven. If you are a born again Christian who dies of an overdose or while drunk? You will not enter heaven. The Believer in Jesus Christ is to be holy even as our heavenly Father is holy. Without holiness no one will see the LORD....... Live holy and be ye separated from this world. False teachers abound. Stop listening to a wide road false Gospel and believe the Word of God over the word of men! The path is narrow. Obey God and keep His Commandments that when the day comes you will not hear Jesus say to you, "Depart from me, ye worker of iniquity, I never knew you."

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