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

  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Paulette
    Food for taught my soul is richly bless just by reading the book of Galatians. God as been so good to all of us, for those of us that choose to follow him Paul line out it clear as to how our Christian walk is. if we just remains faithful to God word our life will never be the same.

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