Galatians 6:16

“And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And as many as walke according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercie, and vpon the Israel of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And those who will walk by this rule, peace and mercy {be} upon them, and upon the Israel of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And as many as shall walk by this rule, peace `be' upon them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And on all who are guided by this rule be peace and mercy, and on the Israel of God.
- Basic English Bible

And as many as shall walk by this rule, peace upon them and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
- Darby Bible

And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
- Webster's Bible

And all who shall regulate their lives by this principle--may peace and mercy be given to them--and to the true Israel of God.
- Weymouth Bible

As many as walk by this rule, peace and mercy be on them, and on God's Israel.
- World English Bible

And who euere suwen this reule, pees on hem, and merci, and on Israel of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

and as many as by this rule do walk -- peace upon them, and kindness, and on the Israel of God!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 6:16


6:16 And as many as walk according to this rule - Glorying only in the cross of Christ. Being crucified to the world. And, Created anew. Peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel, that is, the Church, of God - Which consists of all those, and those only, of every nation and kindred, who walk by this rule.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 6:16


Ga 6:16 As many as walk according to this rule. The rule just named in Ga 6:15. A benediction is pronounced upon all such. And upon the Israel of God. Rather, "Even upon", etc. The Greek word "kai" often means "even", and does here, as the Israel of God does not differ from those who follow "this rule".

Discussion for Galatians 6

  • Eutychus
    Ask your class to read this chapter with you, aloud. Then ask them if they noted an apparent (!) contradiction in the text? They won't see it, or take note of it. You won't either, unless you read below...

    But look at verses 2 and 5. This is startling evidence that it takes the Holy Spirit to reveal to us, the words we read in the Bible, the WORD of God. We read it, but too often don't see it.
  • Steve morrow
    GALATIANS 6:8 for he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption but he that soweth to the spirit shall of the spirit reap life everlasting JOHN 6:68 then simon peter answered him LORD to whom shall we go thou hast the words of eternal life JOHN 6:63 it is the spirit that quickeneth --- the flesh profiteth nothing --- the words that I speak unto you they are spirit and they are life 1 CORINTHIANS 15:45 and so it is written the first adam was made a living soul the last adam was made a quickening spirit JOHN 5:21 for as THE FATHER raiseth up the dead and quickeneth them even so THE SON quickeneth whom HE will PSALM 119:50 this is my comfort in my affliction for thy word hath quickened me
  • Yalonda Dunnagan
    It means just what it says. Just because your a Christian does not mean you can purposely sin and not be held accountable. Too many believers today claim because they accepted Christ or believe in Him, they are excused of any and all sin. Bare in mind that Galatians was written after the cross and it is because of Calvary that we are not to sin, and if or when we do we must ask forgiveness... out life must change, we do not walk in our old ways when we receive Jesus, we clean our act up and walk in newness of life.
  • Geraldine Cole
    V 17 henceforth let no man trouble thee I bare the mark of Christ praise God this is what we need to remember we who are Saved have Christ in us which is the Holy Ghost which mean we should be peaceful people even so the devil will try to temp us just like he did Jesus and when he did try Jesus use the word on him that what we must do also do not go into a nasy argument with a unsaved person
  • Steve morrow
    GALATIANS 6:9 and let us not be weary in well doing for in due season we shall reap --if we faint not-- LUKE 8:21 and HE answered and said unto them MY mother and MY brethren are these which hear the word of GOD and do it 2 THESSALONIANS 3:13 but you brethren be not weary in well doing ***** MARK 10:18 and JESUS said unto him why callest thou ME good there is none good but one that is GOD *****
  • Alex
    Verse 15 and 16 go together th NEW CREATURE is the Israel of God,TH H.G.Being th MULTIPLICATION OF CHRIST IN US VIA HIS SEED.THATS Y JESUS REFERS TO THE H.G. as tHE PROMISE, TH MULTIPLICATION OF CHRIST n us VIA HIS SEED TH WORD. Now unto Abraham and his seed was the PROMISE made, BUT HE SAID NOT UNTO SEEDS PLURAL ( NATURAL ISRAEL ) BUT UNTO 1 SEED WHICH IS CHRIST, th ISRAEL OF GOD, TH PROM. SEED

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