Galatians 6:3

“For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For if a man thinke himselfe to be something, when he is nothing, hee deceiueth himselfe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For if a man thinketh himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For if a man has an idea that he is something when he is nothing, he is tricked by himself.
- Basic English Bible

For if any man reputes himself to be something, being nothing, he deceives himself;
- Darby Bible

For if a man thinketh himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
- Webster's Bible

For if there is any one who thinks himself to be somebody when he is nobody, he is deluding himself.
- Weymouth Bible

For if a man thinks himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
- World English Bible

For who that trowith that he be ouyt, whanne he is nouyt, he bigilith him silf.
- Wycliffe Bible

for if any one doth think [himself] to be something -- being nothing -- himself he doth deceive;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 6:3


6:3 If any one think himself to be something - Above his brethren, or by any strength of his own. When he is nothing, he deceiveth himself - He alone will bear their burdens, who knows himself to be nothing.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 6:3


Ga 6:3 If a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing. If he thinks he is strong, needs no help, will never need sympathy, etc., "he deceiveth himself".

Discussion for Galatians 6:3

  • Any part of scripture can be taken out of context but I believe this particular statement is a real challenge for each Christian to recognise that the new creation we are in Christ owes all to Christ, and that the only good in each and every one who has been saved is Christ Jesus. The wretched old self has been crucified with Christ and the New self is only complete in Christ. I who am nothing can never think of my self so highly to boast my self above or better or more deserved than any one else and I can never assume what kind of a person someone is by how they follow there Christian walk denomination or religious practise. Christ Jesus in John 10v14 tells us that He is the Good Shepherd and that he has chosen His Flock, there will only be one flock. Those who think they are something when they are nothing are deceiving themselves.
  • Jesse Lee Anderson for verse 3
    the Word of God is the word of God and it is always true because it is God
  • STEPHEN for verse 3
    WHAT THIS SCRIPTURE IS SAYING IS THIS THAT IF YOU ARE SO FILLED WITH PRIDE THAT YOU FOR ANY REASON THAT YOU ARE SOMETHING THST YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS ON YOUR OWN YOU ARE A LIAR BECAUSE WE ASLL NEED HELP AT DIFFERENT TIME SITUATION WHATEVER THE CASE MAY BE ONLY CHRIST HAS THE ABILTY TO DO ALL THINGS ON HIS OWN AND NEEDS NOT HELP FROM ANOTHER

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