Galatians 5:19

“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Nowe the workes of the flesh are manifest, which are these, adulterie, fornication, vncleannesse, lasciuiousnesse,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are `these': fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now the works of the flesh are clear, which are these: evil desire, unclean things, wrong use of the senses,
- Basic English Bible

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness,
- Darby Bible

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these, Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
- Webster's Bible

Now you know full well the doings of our lower natures. Fornication, impurity, indecency, idol-worship, sorcery;
- Weymouth Bible

Now the works of the flesh are obvious, which are: adultery, sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustfulness,
- World English Bible

And werkis of the fleisch ben opyn, whiche ben fornicacioun, vnclennes, vnchastite, letcherie, seruice of false goddis,
- Wycliffe Bible

And manifest also are the works of the flesh, which are: Adultery, whoredom, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 5:19


5:19 Now the works of the flesh - By which that inward principle is discovered. Are manifest - Plain and undeniable. Works are mentioned in the plural because they are distinct from, and often inconsistent with, each other. But the fruit of the Spirit is mentioned in the singular, #Ga 5:22|, as being all consistent and connected together. Which are these - He enumerates those works of the flesh to which the Galatians were most inclined; and those parts of the fruit of the Spirit of which they stood in the greatest need. Lasciviousness - The Greek word means anything inward or outward that is contrary to chastity, and yet short of actual uncleanness.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 5:19


Ga 5:19 Now the works of the flesh . . . are [these]. The tree is known by its fruits. We show our fruits whether we are of the flesh or Spirit. The works of the flesh are first given. Paul names (1) Four sins of sensuality; (2) two spiritual sins of false religion; (3) sins against our fellow men, of which nine are specified; (4) sins of intemperance, of which two are named. Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness. The sins of sensuality were sanctioned by the heathen religion in the worship of Venus, and sanctioned by the purest heathen moralists. Christianity had to breast the current of the whole world. It differs from heathen morality as day from night.

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

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