Galatians 5:16

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

This I say then, Walke in the spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But I say, Go on in the Spirit, and you will not come under the rule of the evil desires of the flesh.
- Basic English Bible

But I say, Walk in [the] Spirit, and ye shall no way fulfil flesh's lust.
- Darby Bible

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye will not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
- Webster's Bible

This then is what I mean. Let your lives be guided by the Spirit, and then you will certainly not indulge the cravings of your lower natures.
- Weymouth Bible

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you won't fulfill the lust of the flesh.
- World English Bible

And Y seie you in Crist, walke ye in spirit, and ye schulen not performe the desiris of the fleisch.
- Wycliffe Bible

And I say: In the Spirit walk ye, and the desire of the flesh ye may not complete;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 5:16


5:16 I say then - He now explains what he proposed, #Gal 5:13|. Walk by the Spirit - Follow his guidance in all things. And fulfil not - In anything. The desire of the flesh - Of corrupt nature.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 5:16


Ga 5:16 Walk in the Spirit. Under his guidance, as he directs. We have his directions in the words of Christ and the apostles. Ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. He who is guided by the Spirit will not obey "the lusts of the flesh". See 2Pe 2:18.

Discussion for Galatians 5

  • 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 )
  • A disciple
    I had some thoughts I wanted to share with you. I hope they come over clearly enough as I had kind of a hard time finding just how to put in words. I think the point has to do with where we place our faith... on outward observance of the Law, and putting ourselves under a yoke that actually can misrepresent the character and nature of our grace and peace in Christ, with respect also to our place won by Christ's shed blood and sacrifice to redeem us to God and enact our Adoption as children, over servants that we were before.
  • A disciple
    "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." The Lord Jesus said many times about how "...you shall have whatsoever you say " and in the minds of most of us, that tremendous word has been a great inspiration and encouragement both for every trial and difficulty that we should encounter and for the unsearchable wonder of His open invitation to ask WHATSOEVER WE DESIRE when we pray! In the context of what the Apostle is teaching here, our speech and confession coroborates our very standing in God's sight by the form of our religion. As with all of God's truth, the "tip of the iceberg" as we may first come to see, is still part of the whole, which is far greater and deeper than can immediately be seen. The power and authority that God has given to man to pronounce in faith, to bring things about, we are still far from fully grasping. But this is what is implied in the things and manners we take as our religion.

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