Galatians 5:15

“But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if yee bite and deuoure one another, take heed ye be not consumed one of another.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But if you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if you are given to fighting with one another, take care that you are not the cause of destruction one to another.
- Basic English Bible

but if ye bite and devour one another, see that ye are not consumed one of another.
- Darby Bible

But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one by another.
- Webster's Bible

But if you are perpetually snarling and snapping at one another, beware lest you are destroyed by one another.
- Weymouth Bible

But if you bite and devour one another, be careful that you don't consume one another.
- World English Bible

And if ye bite, and ete ech othere, se ye, lest ye be wastid ech fro othere.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if one another ye do bite and devour, see -- that ye may not by one another be consumed.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 5:15


5:15 But if - On the contrary, in consequence of the divisions which those troublers have occasioned among you, ye bite one another by evil speaking. And devour one another - By railing and clamour. Take heed ye be not consumed one of another - By bitterness, strife, and contention, our health and strength, both of body and soul, are consumed, as well as our substance and reputation.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 5:15


Ga 5:15 But if ye bite and devour one another. Bite in sudden anger, and devour in continued hatred. Take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. Mutual anger and hate must result in mutual destruction.

Discussion for Galatians 5:15

  • M. Cummings for verse 15
    The Bible says be angry and sin not, but it also says deal with each other in love. So even in the depths of our anger we should still learn to keep a balance because we all lose if we allow our anger to rule our actions or reactions to each other.

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