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
    GALATIANS 5:16 THIS I SAY THEN WALK IN THE SPIRIT AND YOU SHALL NOT FULFILL THE LUST OF THE FLESH 5:25 IF WE LIVE IN THE SPIRIT LET US ALSO WALK IN THE SPIRIT EPHESIANS 4:17 THIS I SAY THEREFORE AND TESTIFY IN THE LORD THAT YOU HENCEFORTH WALK NOT AS OTHER GENTILES WALK IN THE VANITY OF THEIR MIND
  • Steve morrow
    galatians 5:7 you did run well who did hinder you that you should not obey the truth 5:8 this persuasion cometh not of HIM that calleth you 5:7 A LITTLE LEAVEN LEAVENETH THE WHOLE LUMP----2 THESSALONIANS 2:10 AND WITH ALL DECEIVABLENESS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IN THEM --- THAT PERISH --- BECAUSE THEY RECEIVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED
  • Steve morrow
    lucy --- galatians 5:7 you did run well who did hinder you that you should not obey the truth 5:8 this persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you ( Irene ? ) titus 1:16 they profess that they know GOD but in works they deny HIM being abominable and disobedient and unto every good work reprobate --- JOHN 14:15 IF YOU LOVE ME KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS
  • CYNTHIA henderson
    I know love,meekness longsuffing goodness peace joy is God cause he love happiness he gives and keeps giving that's love even when you don't deserve it.
  • Bro. Daniel FC
    To Irene: Thanks, God bless !
  • Irene
    Isn't that a beautiful verse? Thank-you for sharing it with me and anyone else that sees it. I knew about Num. 6:24-27, and I've seen this one, but it didn't register for some reason. Have a good day, Bro. Dan ........