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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For hee that soweth to his flesh, shall of the flesh reape corruption: but he that soweth to the spirit, shall of the spirit reape life euerlasting.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For he that soweth unto his own flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth unto the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap eternal life.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because he who puts in the seed of the flesh will of the flesh get the reward of death; but he who puts in the seed of the Spirit will of the Spirit get the reward of eternal life.
- Basic English Bible

For he that sows to his own flesh, shall reap corruption from the flesh; but he that sows to the Spirit, from the Spirit shall reap eternal life:
- Darby Bible

For he that soweth to his flesh shall from the flesh reap corruption: but he that soweth to the Spirit, shall from the Spirit reap life everlasting.
- Webster's Bible

He who sows in the field of his lower nature, will from that nature reap destruction; but he who sows to serve the Spirit will from the Spirit reap the Life of the Ages.
- Weymouth Bible

For he who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption. But he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
- World English Bible

for tho thingis that a man sowith, tho thingis he schal repe. For he that sowith in his fleisch, of the fleisch he schal repe corrupcioun; but he that sowith in the spirit, of the spirit he schal repe euerelastynge lijf.
- Wycliffe Bible

because he who is sowing to his own flesh, of the flesh shall reap corruption; and he who is sowing to the Spirit, of the Spirit shall reap life age-during;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Galatians 6:8


6:8 For he that now soweth to the flesh - That follows the desires of corrupt nature. Shall hereafter of the flesh - Out of this very seed. Reap corruption - Death everlasting. But he that soweth to the Spirit - That follows his guidance in all his tempers and conversation. Shall of the Spirit - By the free grace and power of God, reap life everlasting.


People's Bible Notes for Galatians 6:8


Ga 6:8 He that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption. He who thus sows will reap a crop of fleshly lusts and ills. His carnal indulgence will end in moral ruin. But he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. He shall reap spiritually, and as a final harvest the spiritual life beyond, the life everlasting.

Discussion for Galatians 6

  • 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
  • Mesa
    Verse nine-look at Gladys Alward , this verse points to her life. Even though God wanted her to go to China, He didn't make it easy for her. She still did God's will. What a testimony of faith!
  • BSP
    Verse 4: We must guard against the tendency to compare ourselves to others. If we do so this can either make us proud or discourage us. We should strive to give our personal best and rejoice in that fact.
  • BSP
    Verse 10: We want to do good towards all. We should look for opportunities to do good for others.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truths- And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

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