Galatians 5:1

“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Stand fast therefore in the libertie wherewith Christ hath made vs free, and bee not intangled againe with the yoke of bondage.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For freedom did Christ set us free: stand fast therefore, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Christ has truly made us free: then keep your free condition and let no man put a yoke on you again.
- Basic English Bible

Christ has set us free in freedom; stand fast therefore, and be not held again in a yoke of bondage.
- Darby Bible

Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
- Webster's Bible

Christ having made us gloriously free--stand fast and do not again be hampered with the yoke of slavery.
- Weymouth Bible

Stand firm therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and don't be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
- World English Bible

Stonde ye therfor, and nyl ye eftsoones be holdun in the yok of seruage.
- Wycliffe Bible

In the freedom, then, with which Christ did make you free -- stand ye, and be not held fast again by a yoke of servitude;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 5:1


5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty - From the ceremonial law. Wherewith Christ hath made us - And all believers, free; and be not entangled again with the yoke of legal bondage.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 5:1


Ga 5:1The Fruits of the Flesh and of the Spirit SUMMARY OF GALATIANS 5: To Fall Under the Law Is to Lose Christ. Circumcision Avails Nothing. but Faith Working by Love. Love the Fulfilling of the Law. The Warfare Between the Flesh and the Spirit. The Works of the Flesh. The Fruits of the Spirit. Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free. Compare Eph 6:14 2Th 2:15. This verse is connected in meaning with the last chapter, where it is shown that the gospel is freedom, but the Mosaic law is the covenant of bondage. Hence Paul bids them to cling to their freedom in Christ, and And be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Not to be brought again under the yoke by being drawn under the Jewish law. Once they had been under bondage to a heathen yoke (Ga 4:8); to accept the Jewish yoke would be a second bondage.

Discussion for Galatians 5

  • A disciple
    How do we know its an Apple Tree, or an Orange Tree? Because of its fruit! How does God know that we are saved and really in the Good Tree? By the fruit! Not every one who says, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of God, but he that does the will of the Father. If we love Jesus we will necessarily also DO what He says. If we have His Spirit and grace really working in us, then we will reflect it!
  • A disciple
    "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law." A law is a rule or set of rules for good behavior which is considered right and important; a law is a natural process in which a particular event or thing always leads to a particular result. We do those things that ESTABLISH the rules of good behavior.
  • Steve morrow
    GALATIANS 5:7 YOU DID RUN WELL WHO DID HINDER YOU THAT YOU SHOULD NOT OBEY THE TRUTH PROVERBS 22:20 have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge --22:21--that I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth that --- THOU MIGHTEST ANSWER THE WORDS OF TRUTH --- to them that send unto thee
  • Steve morrow
    GALATIANS 5:18 but if you be led of the spirit you are not under the law JOHN 6:63 it is the spirit that quickeneth the flesh profiteth nothing the words that I speak unto they are spirit and they are life GALATIANS 5:19 now the works of the flesh are manifest which are these adultery fornication uncleanness lasciviousness
  • Steve morrow
    GALATIANS --5:20--idolatry witchcraft hatred variance emulations wrath strife seditions heresies--5:21--envyings murders drunkenness revelings and such like of the which I tell you before as I have also told you in time past that they whichdo such things shall not inherit --- THE KINGDOM OF GOD ---
  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER 2:2 as newborn babes --desire the sincere milk--of the word --that you may grow thereby-- ISAIAH 58:13 if thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath --from doing thy pleasure-- on MY holy day and call the Sabbath --a delight-- the holy of the LORD honorable and --shalt honor HIM-- not doing thine own ways--nor finding thine own pleasure--nor speaking thine own words -- ( then ISAIAH 58:14 )