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

  • A disciple
    How do we know its an Apple Tree, or an Orange Tree? Because of its fruit! How does God know that we are saved and really in the Good Tree? By the fruit! Not every one who says, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of God, but he that does the will of the Father. If we love Jesus we will necessarily also DO what He says. If we have His Spirit and grace really working in us, then we will reflect it!
  • A disciple
    "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law." A law is a rule or set of rules for good behavior which is considered right and important; a law is a natural process in which a particular event or thing always leads to a particular result. We do those things that ESTABLISH the rules of good behavior.
  • Steve morrow
    GALATIANS 5:7 YOU DID RUN WELL WHO DID HINDER YOU THAT YOU SHOULD NOT OBEY THE TRUTH PROVERBS 22:20 have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge --22:21--that I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth that --- THOU MIGHTEST ANSWER THE WORDS OF TRUTH --- to them that send unto thee
  • Steve morrow
    GALATIANS 5:18 but if you be led of the spirit you are not under the law JOHN 6:63 it is the spirit that quickeneth the flesh profiteth nothing the words that I speak unto they are spirit and they are life GALATIANS 5:19 now the works of the flesh are manifest which are these adultery fornication uncleanness lasciviousness
  • Steve morrow
    GALATIANS --5:20--idolatry witchcraft hatred variance emulations wrath strife seditions heresies--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 whichdo such things shall not inherit --- THE KINGDOM OF GOD ---
  • 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 )

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