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PARALLEL BIBLE - Galatians 5:8

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King James Bible - Galatians 5:8

This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you.

World English Bible

This persuasion is not from him who calls you.

Douay-Rheims - Galatians 5:8

This persuasion is not from him that calleth you.

Webster's Bible Translation

This persuasion cometh not from him that calleth you.

Greek Textus Receptus

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VERSE (8) -
Ga 1:6

SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:8

Esta persuasin no es de aquel que os llama.

Clarke's Bible Commentary - Galatians 5:8

Verse 8. This persuasion] Of the necessity of your being circumcised and obeying the law of Moses, is not of him that calleth you. I never
preached such a doctrine to you; I called you out of bondage to liberty, from a galling yoke to a cheerful service. Some translate peismonh, obedience or subjection. This subjection of yours to the Mosaic law is opposed to the will of God, and never was preached by me.

John Gill's Bible Commentary

Ver. 8. This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you .] That is, the opinion they were
persuaded to believe; and which the Syriac version renders, wksyp , your persuasion; this is not of God, who had called them into the grace of Christ; nor of Christ, who had called them to the knowledge of himself, and communion with him; nor of the Spirit of Christ, who had called them with an holy calling, and who still continued to call them to repentance; nor of any faithful minister of the Gospel, who had been concerned as an instrument in their effectual calling; meaning the notion they were persuaded to give into, that circumcision and the works of the law were necessary to salvation, and that these were to be joined with the righteousness of Christ for justification; such a conceit as this could never be of God, nor any evangelical minister, but must be of Satan or his emissaries, the false apostles.

Matthew Henry Commentary

Verses 7-12 - The life of a Christian is a race, wherein he must
run, and hold on, i he would obtain the prize. It is not enough that we profes Christianity, but we must run well, by living up to that profession Many who set out fairly in religion, are hindered in their progress, or turn out of the way. It concerns those who begin to turn out of the way, or to tire in it, seriously to inquire what hinders them. The opinion or persuasion, ver. #(8), was, no doubt, that of mixing the works of the law with faith in Christ in justification. The apostl leaves them to judge whence it must arise, but sufficiently shows tha it could be owing to none but Satan. It is dangerous for Christia churches to encourage those who follow, but especially who spread destructive errors. And in reproving sin and error, we should alway distinguish between the leaders and the led. The Jews were offended because Christ was preached as the only salvation for sinners. If Pau and others would have admitted that the observance of the law of Mose was to be joined with faith in Christ, as necessary to salvation, the believers might have avoided many of the sufferings they underwent. The first beginnings of such leaven should be opposed. And assuredly thos who persist in disturbing the church of Christ must bear their judgment.

Greek Textus Receptus

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Vincent's NT Word Studies

8. This persuasion (h peismonh). Or, the persuasion. N.T.o . o LXX, o Class. It occurs in Ignatius,
Rom. iii. and Just. Mart. Ap. i. 53. The sense is not passive, your being persuaded, but active, the persuasion which the Judaising teacher s exert over you. Comp. 1 Cor. i. 4, piqoiv logoiv persuasive words. There may be a slight word play on peiqesqai and peismonh. Obedience to the truth is the result of the persuasive power of the truth.

Him that calleth (tou kalountov). Very often applied to God by Paul. See Rom. viii. 30; ix. 11; 1 Cor. i. 9; vii. 15; Gal. i. 15; 1 Thessalonians ii. 12 iv. 7; v. 24; 2 Thess. ii. 14. The persuasion to subject yourselves to the Jewish law does not proceed from him who called you to freedom in Christ.

Robertson's NT Word Studies

5:8 { this persuasion} (he peismone). "The art of persuasion," the effort of the Judaizers to persuade you. Only here and in ecclesiastical writers.

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