Galatians 6:1

“Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Brethren, if a man bee ouertaken in a fault: yee which are spirituall, restore such a one in the spirit of meeknesse, considering thy selfe least thou also be tempted.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; {each one} looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Brethren, even if a man be overtaken in any trespass, ye who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; looking to thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Brothers, if a man is taken in any wrongdoing, you who are of the Spirit will put such a one right in a spirit of love; keeping watch on yourself, for fear that you yourself may be tested.
- Basic English Bible

Brethren, if even a man be taken in some fault, ye who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of meekness, considering thyself lest *thou* also be tempted.
- Darby Bible

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye who are spiritual, restore such one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
- Webster's Bible

Brethren, if anybody be detected in any misconduct, you who are spiritual should restore such a one in a spirit of meekness. And let each of you keep watch over himself, lest he also fall into temptation.
- Weymouth Bible

Brothers, even if a man is caught in some fault, you who are spiritual must restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; looking to yourself so that you also aren't tempted.
- World English Bible

Britheren, if a man be occupied in ony gilt, ye that ben spiritual, enforme ye such oon in spirit of softnesse, biholdinge thi silf, lest that thou be temptid.
- Wycliffe Bible

Brethren, if a man also may be overtaken in any trespass, ye who [are] spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of meekness, considering thyself -- lest thou also may be tempted;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 6:1


6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in any fault - By surprise, ignorance, or stress of temptation. Ye who are spiritual - Who continue to live and walk by the Spirit. Restore such an one - By reproof, instruction, or exhortation. Every one who can, ought to help herein; only in the spirit of meekness - This is essential to a spiritual man; and in this lies the whole force of the cure. Considering thyself - The plural is beautifully changed into the singular. Let each take heed to himself. Lest thou also be tempted - Temptation easily and swiftly passes from one to another; especially if a man endeavours to cure another without preserving his own meekness.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 6:1


Ga 6:1 Concluding Admonitions SUMMARY OF GALATIANS 6: Restoring the Stumbling. Humility Commended. The Law. Reaping and Sowing. Paul's Superscription. Glorying in the Cross. The Mark of Jesus Christ. If a man be overtaken in a fault. Not gone into sin as a result of sinful premeditation, but surprised by it. Those intending well are sometimes caught unawares. Ye which are spiritual. Who have continued to walk in the Spirit. Restore such an one in the spirit of meekness. Instead of judging severely and seeking to cut them off, seek lovingly to lead them back from their error. Considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. We ourselves may be caught by temptation and sin. Let us bear in mind that we are not infallible, and judge others gently.

Discussion for Galatians 6

  • Sandy Lee
    This wonderful verse brightened my day. When someone repays back your kindness with wickedness. What can we do? With this verse we can be comforted because when we stay true to God we reap the peace. Sometimes people don't know that they are acting uncivilised.
  • Librarygal143
    A powerful statement indeed. Please pray for peace and God's direction in my family, and for all families who need His almighty help. Thank you God, in Jesus' mighty name, Amen.
  • BSP
    We can't mock God so as to challenge him by thinking we can do wrong and get away with it. One will always reap what they sow.
  • MockingBird
    Every word I speak and every thing I do will come back to me in the order that I put it out !!! I do believe that my God is not mocked to snear the nose up at , for whatsoever I sow I shall reap. Take heed !! Good and bad !!
  • Una
    Be faithful to God and plant good seeds that will give good harvest that for sure you will reap. If you mock God and do evil against His will, you will reap evil. Stay close to God and you will have all the blessings the heaven can provide. Reap from God and you will have good productive plants you will be blessed in everything you do.
  • BSP
    We can not mock God, verse 7 shows that we will reap what we sow sooner or later.

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