Galatians 5:20

“Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Galatians 5:20

Idolatrie, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousies, wraths, factions, divisions, parties,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Worship of images, use of strange powers, hates, fighting, desire for what another has, angry feelings, attempts to get the better of others, divisions, false teachings,
- Basic English Bible

idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strifes, jealousies, angers, contentions, disputes, schools of opinion,
- Darby Bible

Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
- Webster's Bible

enmity, strife, jealousy, outbursts of passion, intrigues, dissensions, factions, envyings;
- Weymouth Bible

idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousies, outbursts of anger, rivalries, divisions, heresies,
- World English Bible

witchecraftis, enmytees, striuyngis, indignaciouns, wraththis, chidingis, discenciouns, sectis, enuyes,
- Wycliffe Bible

idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, strifes, emulations, wraths, rivalries, dissensions, sects,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Galatians 5:20

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 5:20


5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft - That this means witchcraft, strictly speaking, (not poisoning,) appears from its being joined with the worship of devil - gods, and not with murder. This is frequently and solemnly forbidden in the Old Testament. To deny therefore that there is, or ever was, any such thing, is, by plain consequence, to deny the authority both of the Old and New Testament. Divisions - In domestic or civil matters. Heresies are divisions in religious communities.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 5:20


Ga 5:20 Witchcraft. Sorcery or magic, whether a superstition or deception, was prevalent in all the ancient world. See PNT "Ac 19:19".

Discussion for Galatians 5:20

  • Bill McCarthy on Galatians 5:20
    In classical Greek pharmakeia referred to the use of drugs whether for medicinal or more sinister purposes, e.g., poisoning. In the New Testament, however, it is invariably associated with the occult, both in Galatians [5:20] and in Revelation, where it occurs twice (Rev 9:21; 18:23). English translations usually render pharmakeia as "witchcraft" (KJV, NIV) or "sorcery" (RSV, NEB). These words correctly convey the idea of black magic and demonic control, but they miss the more basic meaning of drug use. In New Testament times pharmakeia in fact denoted the use of drugs with occult properties for a variety of purposes including, especially, abortion.
  • Chris - in Reply on Galatians 5:20
    The Greek, pharmakeia, can also denote the casting of 'spells or incantations', along with as you mentioned, use of drugs as part of witchcraft & sorceries. Brother Mishael might be able to enlighten us if there is any history of such use of drugs/potions, whether in olden or modern days that he has learned. I wonder what they used, or concocted, to bring on their desired outcomes.
  • Doris on Galatians 5:20
    I am looking for 'abuse' in a marriage. Not physical abuse but mental/emotional abuse and if that is an activity that would justify divorce in a Christian marriage.
  • Tina - in Reply on Galatians 5:20
    Doris, God never signs off on any abuse. God is about the abundant life and a husband is supposed to love you like he loves himself. He clearly doesn't love himself. Any abuse is unacceptable! If you are being mistreated, you have the right to divorce your husband, ASAP!...The longer you stay, the longer the relationship will drain you of your self-esteem.
  • Tony - in Reply on Galatians 5:20
    First off is he a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ?

    Secondly Read Galatians with a spirit of prayer and ask the Lord for decernment. It's not gonna be as easy as looking at a verse and pulling it out of context. Really seek the Lord through prayer and rely on Him for guidance. Cast your cares on Him for He cares for us. It's that deep relationship with Him that matters most.
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Galatians 5:20
    Hi Doris,

    Psalm 37

    Ephesians 5:15-33

    Malachi 2:13-16

    1 Peter 3:1-2

    Comfort in compassion, 1st God knows! Reading Malachi 2:13-16 He directly addressess it.

    I pray as you go forward in wisdom, protection, Supernatural guidance, truth & strength in JESUS CHRIST.

    Extra Words for comfort & promise/compassion

    Psalm 9:9-10

    Psalm 9:18

    Psalm 18:6

    Psalm 22:24

    Psalm 51:17


 

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