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 5:9

  • Heb11_1 for verse 9
    The "leaven" that is spoken of is not any one thing. It's influence of any kind. A little kindness can stop someone from suicide while a little hatred can ruin lives. Everyone influences someone somehow. Make a concious effort to use that influence; your peers and other people within your social realm notice you and what you do.

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