Galatians 5:22

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But the fruit of the spirit is loue, ioy, peace, long suffering, gentlenesse, goodnesse, faith,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, a quiet mind, kind acts, well-doing, faith,
- Basic English Bible

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, fidelity,
- Darby Bible

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
- Webster's Bible

The Spirit, on the other hand, brings a harvest of love, joy, peace; patience towards others, kindness, benevolence;
- Weymouth Bible

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith,
- World English Bible

But the fruyt of the spirit is charite, ioye, pees, pacience, long abidyng,
- Wycliffe Bible

And the fruit of the Spirit is: Love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 5:22


5:22 Love - The root of all the rest. Gentleness - Toward all men; ignorant and wicked men in particular. Goodness - The Greek word means all that is benign, soft, winning, tender, either in temper or behaviour.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 5:22


Ga 5:22,23 But the fruit of the Spirit. The fruits named are not our fruits, but of the Spirit in us. If we bear these fruits we show that we have the Spirit. There are four groups: Love. The Christian grace which works out the whole law. Joy, peace. The normal state of the Christian. Longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness. The graces which relate to others. Temperance. Or self-control. The last fruit looks to oneself. It implies not only abstinence from injurious drinks and food, but control of the temper, the tongue, the desires, the passion for money or power.

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