Galatians 5:21

“Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, 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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Enuyings, murthers, drunkennesse, reuellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I haue also tolde you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherite the kingdome of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

envyings, drunkenness, revellings, and such like; of which I forewarn you, even as I did forewarn you, that they who practise such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Envy, uncontrolled drinking and feasting, and such things: of which I give you word clearly, even as I did in the past, that they who do such things will have no part in the kingdom of God.
- Basic English Bible

envyings, murders, drunkennesses, revels, and things like these; as to which I tell you beforehand, even as I also have said before, that they who do such things shall not inherit God's kingdom.
- Darby Bible

Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
- Webster's Bible

hard drinking, riotous feasting, and the like. And as to these I forewarn you, as I have already forewarned you, that those who are guilty of such things will have no share in the Kingdom of God.
- Weymouth Bible

envyings, murders, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, even as I also forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
- World English Bible

manslauytris, dronkennessis, vnmesurable etyngis, and thingis lijk to these, whiche Y seie to you, as Y haue told to you `to fore, for thei that doon suche thingis, schulen not haue the kyngdom of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

envyings, murders, drunkennesses, revellings, and such like, of which I tell you before, as I also said before, that those doing such things the reign of God shall not inherit.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 5:21


5:21 Revellings - Luxurious entertainments. Some of the works here mentioned are wrought principally, if not entirely, in the mind; and yet they are called works of the flesh. Hence it is clear, the apostle does not by the flesh mean the body, or sensual appetites and inclinations only, but the corruption of human nature, as it spreads through all the powers of the soul, as well as all the members of the body. Of which I tell you before - Before the event, I forewarn you.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 5:21


Ga 5:21 Drunkenness. A common sin of all ages. Revellings. Any kind of riotous or unseemly conduct; carousals. As I have also told [you] in time past. As before, when in Galatia (Ac 16:6 18:23). They which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. So now he tells them again that none who do these things can expect to be saved.

Discussion for Galatians 5

  • Steve morrow
    GALATIANS 5:16 THIS I SAY THEN WALK IN THE SPIRIT AND YOU SHALL NOT FULFILL THE LUST OF THE FLESH 5:25 IF WE LIVE IN THE SPIRIT LET US ALSO WALK IN THE SPIRIT EPHESIANS 4:17 THIS I SAY THEREFORE AND TESTIFY IN THE LORD THAT YOU HENCEFORTH WALK NOT AS OTHER GENTILES WALK IN THE VANITY OF THEIR MIND
  • Steve morrow
    galatians 5:7 you did run well who did hinder you that you should not obey the truth 5:8 this persuasion cometh not of HIM that calleth you 5:7 A LITTLE LEAVEN LEAVENETH THE WHOLE LUMP----2 THESSALONIANS 2:10 AND WITH ALL DECEIVABLENESS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IN THEM --- THAT PERISH --- BECAUSE THEY RECEIVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED
  • Steve morrow
    lucy --- galatians 5:7 you did run well who did hinder you that you should not obey the truth 5:8 this persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you ( Irene ? ) titus 1:16 they profess that they know GOD but in works they deny HIM being abominable and disobedient and unto every good work reprobate --- JOHN 14:15 IF YOU LOVE ME KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS
  • CYNTHIA henderson
    I know love,meekness longsuffing goodness peace joy is God cause he love happiness he gives and keeps giving that's love even when you don't deserve it.
  • Bro. Daniel FC
    To Irene: Thanks, God bless !
  • Irene
    Isn't that a beautiful verse? Thank-you for sharing it with me and anyone else that sees it. I knew about Num. 6:24-27, and I've seen this one, but it didn't register for some reason. Have a good day, Bro. Dan ........

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