Galatians 5:13

“For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For brethren, ye haue beene called vnto liberty, onely vse not libertie for an occasion to the flesh, but by loue serue one another.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For you were called to freedom, brethren; only {do} not {turn} your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For ye, brethren, were called for freedom; only `use' not your freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but through love be servants one to another.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because you, brothers, were marked out to be free; only do not make use of your free condition to give the flesh its chance, but through love be servants one to another.
- Basic English Bible

For *ye* have been called to liberty, brethren; only [do] not [turn] liberty into an opportunity to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
- Darby Bible

For, brethren, ye have been called to liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
- Webster's Bible

You however, brethren, were called to freedom. Only do not turn your freedom into an excuse for giving way to your lower natures; but become bondservants to one another in a spirit of love.
- Weymouth Bible

For you, brothers, were called for freedom. Only don't use your freedom for gain to the flesh, but through love be servants to one another.
- World English Bible

For, britheren, ye ben clepid in to fredom; oneli yyue ye not fredom in to occasioun of fleisch, but bi charite of spirit serue ye togidere.
- Wycliffe Bible

For ye -- to freedom ye were called, brethren, only not the freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but through the love serve ye one another,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 5:13


5:13 Ye have been called to liberty - From sin and misery, as well as from the ceremonial law. Only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh - Take not occasion from hence to gratify corrupt nature. But by love serve one another - And hereby show that Christ has made you free.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 5:13


Ga 5:13 Ye have been called unto liberty. The liberty of children of God. [Use not] liberty for an occasion to the flesh. Do not think that because you are free, you are free to do evil. Let not liberty becomes license. But by love serve one another. But love each other so well that there will be mutual service and helpfulness.

Discussion for Galatians 5

  • Steve morrow
    --- ALSO --- EPHESIANS 5:9 FOR THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS IN ALL GOODNESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TRUTH --- PROVERBS 8:8 ALL THE WORDS OF --MY MOUTH-- ARE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS THERE IS NOTHING FROWARD OR PERVERSE IN THEM --- PROVERBS 12:17 HE THAT SPEAKETH TRUTH SHOWETH FORTH RIGHTEOUSNESS BUT A FALSE WITNESS DECEIT
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Galatians 5:22 Fruits of the spirit are love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance.
  • Douglas G Wells
    Which sprit are we go after the sprit of this earth and under. The earth or The Holy Sprit that the The God above the earth
  • Ray321
    Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. my brothers and sisters in Christ, we must read and pray to walk in the Spirit of God. The Word is Jesus and He will feed us and cleanse us with His Word so we don't fall into sin. Let's Pray for one another in love so we can grow in Grace thru the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen
  • Lu2677
    Steve M. Also; Galatians 5:13-14, V.13 "For, brethren, Ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but, by love serve one another."
  • Steve morrow
    GALATIANS 5:20 IDOLATRY WITCHCRAFT HATRED --- VARIANCE --- EMULATIONS WRATH STRIFE SEDITIONS HERESIES GALATIANS 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 WHICH DO SUCH THINGS SHALL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD