Galatians 5:4

“Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Galatians 5:4

Christ is become of no effect vnto you, whosoeuer of you are iustified by the Law: ye are fallen from grace.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye are severed from Christ, ye would be justified by the law; ye are fallen away from grace.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You are cut off from Christ, you who would have righteousness by the law; you are turned away from grace.
- Basic English Bible

Ye are deprived of all profit from the Christ as separated [from him], as many as are justified by law; ye have fallen from grace.
- Darby Bible

Christ is become of no effect to you, whoever of you are justified by the law; ye have fallen from grace.
- Webster's Bible

Christ has become nothing to any of you who are seeking acceptance with God through the Law: you have fallen away from grace.
- Weymouth Bible

You are alienated from Christ, you who desire to be justified by the law. You have fallen away from grace.
- World English Bible

And ye ben voidid awei fro Crist, and ye that be iustified in the lawe, ye han fallen awei fro grace.
- Wycliffe Bible

ye were freed from the Christ, ye who in law are declared righteous; from the grace ye fell away;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Galatians 5:4

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 5:4

5:4 Therefore Christ is become of no effect to you - Who seek to be justified by the law. Ye are fallen from grace - Ye renounce the new covenant. Ye disclaim the benefit of this gracious dispensation.

People's Bible Notes for Galatians 5:4

Ga 5:4 Christ is become of no effect unto you. If you be circumcised in order to keep the Mosaic law. See PNT "Ga 5:2". Ye have fallen from grace. By resorting to the law for salvation.

Discussion for Galatians 5:4

  • Erich on Galatians 5:4
    Galatians 5:4 makes it very clear that we MUST continue to abide in Christ and relay on Him for salvation by faith in his blood and what he did on the cross for us! Those who start in the faith, being justified, but, walk away from Christ to trust in their own efforts are showing that they are not relying on Christ anymore, which is a very dangerous thing to do. think about it..... If Christ, who is the only way we will be saved (Acts 4:12), becomes to no effect to us that can only mean we are in a state of condemnation..... We are fallen from grace. Paul is clearly talking to brothers and sisters in Christ, so this is a warning to saved Christians. Yes, while we can absolutely talk comfort in our salvation based on our faith in Christ, we must always remain steadfast and never turn away from the hope of the gospel (Colossians 1:22-23). If we do, we will be cut off. However, just as the prodigal son was dead and made alive again (Luke 15:11-32), so can the Christians who turn from Christ if they turn back to Him with a loving heart of faith in Him alone for salvation!
  • Richard on Galatians 5:4
    I think it suggests that it is imperative to know, understand and abide in grace through faith in what Jesus Christ has done for us. And realize that we cannot contribute to our salvation aside from believing the saving message that Christ paid for ALL sins and that God approved of the payment and has put sins out of his sight. It also appears to suggest that it is possible for someone who believed the gospel of the dispensation of Grace aka Paul 's gospel, aka the gospel that saves today, to fall from grace and no longer have Christ righteousness attributed to ourselves? I 'm still learning and studying and can 't say this is what I believe. It 's just one of the ideas or possibilities that I 'm considering.


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