Galatians 5:20

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

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

  • 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.
  • Steve morrow
    GALATIANS 5:13 for brethren you have been called unto liberty only --- use not liberty --- for an occasion to the flesh --- but by love serve one another 1 JOHN 5:2 by this we know that we --- love the children of GOD --- when we love GOD and keep HIS commandments GALATIANS 5:16 this I say then walk in the spirit and you --shall not-- fulfill the lust of the flesh JOHN 6:63 it is the spirit that quickeneth --- the flesh profiteth nothing --- the words that I speak unto you they are spirit and they are life 2 PETER 2:19 while they promise them liberty they themselves are the servants of corruption for of whom a man is overcome of the same is he --- brought into bondage ROMANS 6:16 know you not to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey his servants you are to whom you obey whether of sin unto death or of obedience unto righteousness GALATIANS 5:26 let us not be desirous of vain glory provoking one another envying one another
  • A disciple
    "If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit." We ARE under Law to Christ: The Law of the Spirit of Life! We are in a war against the lusts of the flesh, which work to deceive us into sinning. We LIVE IN THE SPIRIT! Our weapons are not carnal, but mighty through God TO THE PULLING DOWN OF STRONGHOLDS! We are under Charge of God to CAST DOWN IMAGINATIONS and to control our thoughts!
  • 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

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