Galatians 5:9

“A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A little leauen leaueneth the whole lumpe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A little leaven leavens the whole lump {of dough.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A little leaven makes a change in all the mass.
- Basic English Bible

A little leaven leavens the whole lump.
- Darby Bible

A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
- Webster's Bible

A little yeast corrupts the whole of the dough.
- Weymouth Bible

A little yeast grows through the whole lump.
- World English Bible

A litil souredowy apeirith al the gobet.
- Wycliffe Bible

a little leaven the whole lump doth leaven;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 5:9


5:9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump - One troubler, ver.#10|, troubles all.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 5:9


Ga 5:9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. A proverb which condenses a sermon. Probably only one or two Judaizers had done all this evil work in Galatia. A very little thing in the beginning will sometimes work a great mischief. Compare 1Co 5:6.

Discussion for Galatians 5

  • Lilian
    We are saved by God's grace. We are not under the law BUT OBEDIENCE TO GOD'S LAW AND HIS WORDS ARE MORE IMPORTANT TO MEDITATE THAN SACRIFICE. JESUS IS THE PERFECT OBEDIENCE TO THE FATHER BY FULFILLING THE SCRIPTURES. THE FAITH COMES ONLY BY HEARING THE WORDS OF GOD WITHOUT HIS WORDS IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE HIM WE WILL EASILY DROWNED IN OLD SIN. WE MUST KNOW HOW TO RECEIVE HIS WORDS .
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Gsry Alexis
    very powerful chapter... we are not under the law but under Grace.

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