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
    GALATIANS 5:16 THIS I SAY THEN WALK IN THE SPIRIT AND YOU SHALL NOT FULFILL THE LUST OF THE FLESH 5:25 IF WE LIVE IN THE SPIRIT LET US ALSO WALK IN THE SPIRIT EPHESIANS 4:17 THIS I SAY THEREFORE AND TESTIFY IN THE LORD THAT YOU HENCEFORTH WALK NOT AS OTHER GENTILES WALK IN THE VANITY OF THEIR MIND
  • 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
  • Steve morrow
    lucy --- 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 ( Irene ? ) titus 1:16 they profess that they know GOD but in works they deny HIM being abominable and disobedient and unto every good work reprobate --- JOHN 14:15 IF YOU LOVE ME KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS
  • CYNTHIA henderson
    I know love,meekness longsuffing goodness peace joy is God cause he love happiness he gives and keeps giving that's love even when you don't deserve it.
  • Bro. Daniel FC
    To Irene: Thanks, God bless !
  • Irene
    Isn't that a beautiful verse? Thank-you for sharing it with me and anyone else that sees it. I knew about Num. 6:24-27, and I've seen this one, but it didn't register for some reason. Have a good day, Bro. Dan ........

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