Galatians 5:18

“But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if yee be lead of the spirit, yee are not vnder the Law.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if ye are led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if you are guided by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
- Basic English Bible

but if ye are led by the Spirit, ye are not under law.
- Darby Bible

But if ye are led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
- Webster's Bible

But if the Spirit is leading you, you are not subject to Law.
- Weymouth Bible

But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
- World English Bible

That if ye be led bi spirit, ye ben not vnder the lawe.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if by the Spirit ye are led, ye are not under law.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 5:18


5:18 But if ye are led by the Spirit - Of liberty and love, into all holiness. Ye are not under the law - Not under the curse or bondage of it; not under the guilt or the power of sin.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 5:18


Ga 5:18 But if ye be led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law. If the desire of the Spirit prevails. Those "led of the Spirit are the sons of God" (Ro 8:14), and are free from the law. The law with its carnal ordinances in Paul's view was adapted to a fleshly condition.

Discussion for Galatians 5:18

  • Neeks_ox for verse 18
    This verse just speaks to me. My interpretation is that if God is directing and ordering your steps in life then it leaves not much room for the flesh to try and take control. When the Spirit is dominant the flesh becomes weak and sooner or later withers away. The stronger the Spirit, the weaker the flesh. Feed your spiritual man daily so life can be present on the inside.

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