Galatians 5:22

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But the fruit of the spirit is loue, ioy, peace, long suffering, gentlenesse, goodnesse, faith,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, a quiet mind, kind acts, well-doing, faith,
- Basic English Bible

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, fidelity,
- Darby Bible

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
- Webster's Bible

The Spirit, on the other hand, brings a harvest of love, joy, peace; patience towards others, kindness, benevolence;
- Weymouth Bible

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith,
- World English Bible

But the fruyt of the spirit is charite, ioye, pees, pacience, long abidyng,
- Wycliffe Bible

And the fruit of the Spirit is: Love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 5:22


5:22 Love - The root of all the rest. Gentleness - Toward all men; ignorant and wicked men in particular. Goodness - The Greek word means all that is benign, soft, winning, tender, either in temper or behaviour.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 5:22


Ga 5:22,23 But the fruit of the Spirit. The fruits named are not our fruits, but of the Spirit in us. If we bear these fruits we show that we have the Spirit. There are four groups: Love. The Christian grace which works out the whole law. Joy, peace. The normal state of the Christian. Longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness. The graces which relate to others. Temperance. Or self-control. The last fruit looks to oneself. It implies not only abstinence from injurious drinks and food, but control of the temper, the tongue, the desires, the passion for money or power.

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.