Galatians 5:21

“Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Enuyings, murthers, drunkennesse, reuellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I haue also tolde you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherite the kingdome of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

envyings, drunkenness, revellings, and such like; of which I forewarn you, even as I did forewarn you, that they who practise such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Envy, uncontrolled drinking and feasting, and such things: of which I give you word clearly, even as I did in the past, that they who do such things will have no part in the kingdom of God.
- Basic English Bible

envyings, murders, drunkennesses, revels, and things like these; as to which I tell you beforehand, even as I also have said before, that they who do such things shall not inherit God's kingdom.
- Darby Bible

Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
- Webster's Bible

hard drinking, riotous feasting, and the like. And as to these I forewarn you, as I have already forewarned you, that those who are guilty of such things will have no share in the Kingdom of God.
- Weymouth Bible

envyings, murders, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, even as I also forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
- World English Bible

manslauytris, dronkennessis, vnmesurable etyngis, and thingis lijk to these, whiche Y seie to you, as Y haue told to you `to fore, for thei that doon suche thingis, schulen not haue the kyngdom of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

envyings, murders, drunkennesses, revellings, and such like, of which I tell you before, as I also said before, that those doing such things the reign of God shall not inherit.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 5:21


5:21 Revellings - Luxurious entertainments. Some of the works here mentioned are wrought principally, if not entirely, in the mind; and yet they are called works of the flesh. Hence it is clear, the apostle does not by the flesh mean the body, or sensual appetites and inclinations only, but the corruption of human nature, as it spreads through all the powers of the soul, as well as all the members of the body. Of which I tell you before - Before the event, I forewarn you.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 5:21


Ga 5:21 Drunkenness. A common sin of all ages. Revellings. Any kind of riotous or unseemly conduct; carousals. As I have also told [you] in time past. As before, when in Galatia (Ac 16:6 18:23). They which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. So now he tells them again that none who do these things can expect to be saved.

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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