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 6:8

  • Richard Woodbury for verse 8
    If you are sowing with the world, then you reap of the world.
  • Such a profound scripture that the more you chew on it the wider the implications seem to be. Astounding wisdom if you can grasp it...
  • The Holy Spirit is the key to marking the true Christian religion approved by God. Anything that can be learned about the Holy Spirit makes that person or religion that much closer to God.
  • Nila Franklin for verse 8
    This verse was ringing in my mind last night and this moorning .I believe it is because the Lord has been removing people and friends in my life and there has been afew more vices in my personal life that has to go .One of them is listening to just ''any'' music .I love all kinds of music and alot of it does'nt mesh with being a genuine christain. Worldly music that does'nt glorify the Lord Jesus Christ .There is anoughther thing I have to let go of too ..I won't mention it here .But sowing to the flesh leaves me feeling empty.I must choose which one i will serve and not lock myself back up again .

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