Galatians 5:9

“A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A little leauen leaueneth the whole lumpe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A little leaven leavens the whole lump {of dough.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A little leaven makes a change in all the mass.
- Basic English Bible

A little leaven leavens the whole lump.
- Darby Bible

A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
- Webster's Bible

A little yeast corrupts the whole of the dough.
- Weymouth Bible

A little yeast grows through the whole lump.
- World English Bible

A litil souredowy apeirith al the gobet.
- Wycliffe Bible

a little leaven the whole lump doth leaven;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 5:9


5:9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump - One troubler, ver.#10|, troubles all.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 5:9


Ga 5:9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. A proverb which condenses a sermon. Probably only one or two Judaizers had done all this evil work in Galatia. A very little thing in the beginning will sometimes work a great mischief. Compare 1Co 5:6.

Discussion for Galatians 5

  • 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
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Galatians 5:22 Fruits of the spirit are love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance.
  • Douglas G Wells
    Which sprit are we go after the sprit of this earth and under. The earth or The Holy Sprit that the The God above the earth
  • Lu2677
    Steve M. Also; Galatians 5:13-14, V.13 "For, brethren, Ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but, by love serve one another."
  • Steve morrow
    GALATIANS 5:20 IDOLATRY WITCHCRAFT HATRED --- VARIANCE --- EMULATIONS WRATH STRIFE SEDITIONS HERESIES GALATIANS 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 WHICH DO SUCH THINGS SHALL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD
  • 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

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