Galatians 5:3

“For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I testifie againe to euery man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to doe the whole Law.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is under obligation to keep the whole Law.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Yea, I testify again to every man that receiveth circumcision, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Yes, I give witness again to every man who undergoes circumcision, that he will have to keep all the law.
- Basic English Bible

And I witness again to every man [who is] circumcised, that he is debtor to do the whole law.
- Darby Bible

For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
- Webster's Bible

I once more protest to every man who receives circumcision that he is under obligation to obey the whole Law of Moses.
- Weymouth Bible

Yes, I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
- World English Bible

And Y witnesse eftsoones to ech man that circumcidith hym silf, that he is dettour of al the lawe to be don.
- Wycliffe Bible

and I testify again to every man circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 5:3


5:3 I testify to every man - Every gentile. That is circumcised - He thereby makes himself a debtor - Obliges.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 5:3


Ga 5:3 I testify again to every man that is circumcised. He shows them that if one becomes circumcised to keep the law of Moses, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. That he is placed under obligation to keep the whole law, since other commandments are equally binding.

Discussion for Galatians 5

  • 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 )
  • 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.

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