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

  • Hannah
    This chapter teaches us how to walk by spirit ND to live with him.I love this cos of the fruit of the spirit.
  • Natalee Campbell
    Very powerful scripture... Teaches us how to live according to God's will
  • Alex Nolden for verse 1
    I serve a mighty God! No one else has the devine capacity to liberate my mind, heart, and spirit from all the sins of this world. Jes s, is Lord!
  • Lewis
    This Galatians 5:4 is a comparison between the two remedies for sin. One is under the old dispensation law and the other under the new dispensation grace . The falling away from grace means that a returning to the keeping of the law for justification before God is in fact a moving away from Grace, which is the only acceptable method for righteousness before God. Please not that I submitted this comment earlier, but inadvertently cited Romans 5:4 instead of Galatians 5:4. Kindly excuse the error.
  • This scripture is a powerful, daily put in action verse. It must be applicable in our daily walk for the Lord Jesus. Jesus said how will men know that we are His disciples? It is only when we have love one for another. The words in this verse of scripture are action words. We must make a conscious decision to surrender our lives to Christ and allow Him to bring to life the fruits of His Spirit flowing within us and out into the world. God's Word abiding in us as His believers is what changes the lives of people who do not know Jesus Christ. His Words are the fruits of the Spirit!
  • Timothy for verse 22
    as we partake in the works of lord we will walk in this powerful words, may the lord guide us to move in this spiritual words.AMEN

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