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

  • Ty
    love and relationship
  • Mourice mola for verse 19
    it introduces one to fully salvation,
  • 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.

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