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PARALLEL BIBLE - Galatians 5:6

CHAPTERS: Galatians 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6     

VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26




King James Bible - Galatians 5:6

For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

World English Bible

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision amounts to anything, nor uncircumcision, but faith working through love.

Douay-Rheims - Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision: but faith that worketh by charity.

Webster's Bible Translation

For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

Greek Textus Receptus

1722 γαρ 1063 χριστω 5547 ιησου 2424 ουτε 3777 περιτομη 4061 τι 5100 ισχυει 2480 5719 ουτε 3777 ακροβυστια 203 αλλα 235 πιστις 4102 δι 1223 αγαπης 26 ενεργουμενη 1754 5734

Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

VERSE (6) -
:2,3; 3:28; 6:15 Ro 2:25-29; 3:29-31 1Co 7:19 Col 3:11

SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:6

Porque en el Cristo Jess ni la circuncisin vale algo, ni la incircuncisin; sino la fe que obra por la caridad.

Clarke's Bible Commentary - Galatians 5:6

Verse 6. For in
Jesus Christ] By the dispensation of the Gospel all legal observances, as essential to salvation, are done away; and uncircumcision, or the Gentile state, contributes as much to salvation as circumcision or the Jewish state; they are both equally ineffectual; and nothing now avails in the sight of God but that faith di agaphv energoumenh, which is made active, or energetic, by love. God acknowledges no faith, as of the operation of his Spirit, that is not active or obedient; but the principle of all obedience to God, and beneficence to man, is love; therefore faith cannot work unless it be associated with love. Love to God produces obedience to his will: love to man worketh no ill; but, on the contrary, every act of kindness. Faith which does not work by love is either circumcision or uncircumcision, or whatever its possessor may please to call it; it is, however, nothing that will stand him in stead when God comes to take away his soul. It availeth nothing. This humble, holy, operative, obedient LOVE, is the grand touchstone of all human creeds and confessions of faith. Faith without this has neither soul nor operation; in the language of the Apostle James, it is dead, and can perform no function of the spiritual life, no more than a dead man can perform the duties of animal or civil life.

John Gill's Bible Commentary

Ver. 6. For in
Christ Jesus , etc..] The Arabic version reads, in the religion of Christ; in the religion of Moses, or of the Jews under the former dispensation, the things after mentioned were of some moment and consideration; but are of no account in the Christian religion, and under the Gospel dispensation: circumcision and uncircumcision make no difference in the church of Christ, or are any bar to communion with it; nor do they make any alteration in the love and favour of Christ, who is all in all to his people, whether Jews or Gentiles; nor have they any influence at all on salvation, Christ being a common Saviour to the circumcised and uncircumcised; nor are they any evidence for or against a person's being in Christ, or having an interest in him: neither circumcision availeth anything ; not now as a command and ordinance of God, being abolished by Christ; nor as a type, having its accomplishment in him, and his people; nor as a privilege, giving any preference in any respect to the Jew above the Gentile; nor is it of any weight or consequence, or has any concern in the business of salvation: nor uncircumcision ; it is no hinderance to the enjoyment of the Gospel, to entrance into a Gospel church state, or to admission to the ordinances of it; nor to the participation of the blessings of grace, as justification, pardon, adoption, and eternal life: but faith which works by love ; faith has a concern in justification and salvation, not by way of causal influence, but as it is that grace which receives the righteousness of Christ, through which we are saved, and kept by the power of God unto salvation; yet not any sort of faith, but that which is operative, is attended with good works; and which works itself by love to God, to Christ, to his people, ways, worship, truths, and ordinances. The Syriac version renders it, zrmgtmd which is perfected by love; that is, is showed to be right, true, and genuine thereby; (see James 2:22).

Matthew Henry Commentary

Verses 1-6 -
Christ will not be the Saviour of any who will not own and rely upo him as their only Saviour. Let us take heed to the warnings an persuasions of the apostle to stedfastness in the doctrine and libert of the gospel. All true Christians, being taught by the Holy Spirit wait for eternal life, the reward of righteousness, and the object of their hope, as the gift of God by faith in Christ; and not for the sak of their own works. The Jewish convert might observe the ceremonies of assert his liberty, the Gentile might disregard them or might attend to them, provided he did not depend upon them. No outward privileges of profession will avail to acceptance with God, without sincere faith in our Lord Jesus. True faith is a working grace; it works by love to God and to our brethren. May we be of the number of those who, through the Spirit, wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. The danger of ol was not in things of no consequence in themselves, as many forms an observances now are. But without faith working by love, all else is worthless, and compared with it other things are of small value.

Greek Textus Receptus

1722 γαρ 1063 χριστω 5547 ιησου 2424 ουτε 3777 περιτομη 4061 τι 5100 ισχυει 2480 5719 ουτε 3777 ακροβυστια 203 αλλα 235 πιστις 4102 δι 1223 αγαπης 26 ενεργουμενη 1754 5734

Vincent's NT Word Studies

6. In
Christ Jesus. In the economy of life which he inaugurates and inspires.

Availeth (iscuei). Has any significance or practical power. The verb in Paul only here and Philip. iv. 13. See on 2 Thess. i. 9. Which worketh (energoumenh). See on 1 Thess. ii. 13. Middle voice, comp. Rom. vii. 5; 2 Cor. i. 6; iv. 12; 2 Thess. ii. 7; Eph. iii. 20. Not passive, as by many Roman Catholic expositors, faith which is wrought by love.

By love (di agaphv). Not that justification is through love; but the faith of the justified, which is their subjective principle of life, exhibits its living energy through love in which the whole law is fulfilled (verse 14). See 1 Timothy i. 5; 1 Thess. i. 3; 1 Corinthians 13.

Robertson's NT Word Studies

5:6 {Availeth anything} (iscuei ti). Old word to have strength (isc-s). See on Mt 5:13. Neither Jew nor Greek has any recommendation in his state. See #3:28. All stand on a level in Christ. {Faith working through love} (pistis di' agapes energoumene). Middle voice of energew and "through love,"the moral dynamic" (Burton) of Paul's conception of freedom from law.

CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26


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