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PARALLEL BIBLE - Galatians 5:16

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King James Bible - Galatians 5:16

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulful the lust of the flesh.

World English Bible

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you won't fulfill the lust of the flesh.

Douay-Rheims - Galatians 5:16

I say then, walk in the spirit, and you shall not fulfil the lusts of the flesh.

Webster's Bible Translation

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye will not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

Greek Textus Receptus

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VERSE (16) -
Ga 3:17 1Co 7:29

SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:16

Digo pues: Andad en el Espíritu, y no satisfagis los deseos de la carne.

Clarke's Bible Commentary - Galatians 5:16

Verse 16.
Walk in the Spirit] Get back that Spirit of God which you have grieved and lost; take up that spiritual religion which you have abandoned.

Ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.] If the Spirit of God dwell in and rule your heart, the whole carnal mind will be destroyed; and then, not only carnal ordinances will be abandoned, but also the works and propensities of the flesh.

John Gill's Bible Commentary

Ver. 16. This I say then, walk in the Spirit , etc..] The advice the apostle thinks fit to give, and which he would have observed, is, to walk in the Spirit, that is, either after the Spirit of God; making the word inspired by him the rule of behaviour, which as it is the standard of faith, so of practice, and is the lamp unto our feet, and the light unto our path; taking him himself for a guide, who not only guides into all truth, but in the way of holiness and righteousness unto the land of uprightness; and depending upon his grace and strength for assistance throughout the whole of our walk and conversation: or in the exercise of the graces of the Spirit of God; as in the exercise of faith upon the person and grace of Christ, of which the Spirit is the author; and in love to God, Christ, and one another, which is a fruit of the Spirit; and in humility, lowliness of mind, meekness and condescension; all which is to walk in the Spirit, or spiritually, and strengthens the argument for love the apostle is upon: and this he encourages to by observing, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh ; he does not say there shall be no flesh, nor any lust of the flesh in them if they walk spiritually; or that the flesh should not act and operate in them; or that they should do no sinful action; all which is only true of Christ; and the contrary is to be found and observed in all true Christians, though ever so spiritual; but that they should not fulfil or perfect the lust of the flesh; should not give up themselves entirely to the power and dictates of the flesh, so as to be under it and at its command, and be obedient servants and slaves unto it; for, in this sense only, such that are spiritual do not, commit sin, they do not make a trade of it, it is not their constant employ or course of conversation.

Matthew Henry Commentary

Verses 16-26 - If it be our care to act under the guidance and power of the blesse Spirit, though we may not be freed from the stirrings and opposition of the
corrupt nature which remains in us, it shall not have dominio over us. Believers are engaged in a conflict, in which they earnestl desire that grace may obtain full and speedy victory. And those wh desire thus to give themselves up to be led by the Holy Spirit, are no under the law as a covenant of works, nor exposed to its awful curse Their hatred of sin, and desires after holiness, show that they have part in the salvation of the gospel. The works of the flesh are man and manifest. And these sins will shut men out of heaven. Yet what numbers, calling themselves Christians, live in these, and say the hope for heaven! The fruits of the Spirit, or of the renewed nature which we are to do, are named. And as the apostle had chiefly name works of the flesh, not only hurtful to men themselves, but tending to make them so to one another, so here he chiefly notices the fruits of the Spirit, which tend to make Christians agreeable one to another, a well as to make them happy. The fruits of the Spirit plainly show, tha such are led by the Spirit. By describing the works of the flesh an fruits of the Spirit, we are told what to avoid and oppose, and what we are to cherish and cultivate; and this is the sincere care an endeavour of all real Christians. Sin does not now reign in their mortal bodies, so that they obey it, Ro 6:12, for they seek to destro it. Christ never will own those who yield themselves up to be the servants of sin. And it is not enough that we cease to do evil, but we must learn to do well. Our conversation will always be answerable to the principle which guides and governs us, Ro 8:5. We must se ourselves in earnest to mortify the deeds of the body, and to walk in newness of life. Not being desirous of vain-glory, or unduly wishin for the esteem and applause of men, not provoking or envying on another, but seeking to bring forth more abundantly those good fruits which are, through Jesus Christ, to the praise and glory of God __________________________________________________________________

Greek Textus Receptus

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Vincent's NT Word Studies

Walk (peripateite). Frequent in a metaphorical sense for habitual conduct. See Mark vii. 5; John viii. 12; Acts xxi. 21; Rom. vi. 4; viii. 4; 1 Corinthians iii. 3; Philip. iii. 18. Never by Paul in the literal sense. In the Spirit (pneumati). Rather, by the Spirit, as the rule of action. Comp. Gal. vi. 16; Philip. iii. 16; Rom. iv. 12.

Fulfill (teleshte). Bring to fulfillment in action. See on do the law, ver. 3.

The lust (epiqumian). Frequent in Paul, and usually in a bad sense; but see Philip. i. 23; 1 Thess. ii. 17, and comp. Luke xxii. 15. The phrase lust or lusts of the flesh occurs also Eph. ii. 3; 2 Pet. ii. 18; 1 John ii. 16. It means, not the mere sensual desire of the physical nature, but the desire which is peculiar to human nature without the divine Spirit.

Robertson's NT Word Studies

5:16 {Ye shall not fulfil} (ou me telesete). Rather, "Ye will not fulfil." Strong double negative with aorist active subjunctive. {The lust of the flesh} (epiqumian sarkos). Bad sense here as usual in Paul, but not so in #1Th 2:17; Php 1:23. The word is just craving or longing (from epi, qumos, yearning after).

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