1 Christ has set us free in freedom; stand fast therefore, and be not held again in a yoke of bondage.
References for Galatians 5:1
    • a 5:1 - i.e. liberty as opposed to bondage. See 1Cor. 10.29.
      2 Behold, I, Paul, say to you, that if ye are circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.
      3 And I witness again to every man [who is] circumcised, that he is debtor to do the whole law.
      4 Ye are deprived of all profit from the Christ as separated [from him], as many as are justified by law; ye have fallen from grace.
      References for Galatians 5:4
        • b 5:4 - The word translated here 'deprived of all profit' is hard to translate. The active form means to render anything useless and unprofitable, or miss an opportunity; as 'annulled,' Eph. 2.15. Here it is passive and with the preposition (apo) 'from.' Hence it is to be deprived of the profit or effect of anything. It is used in Rom. 7.6 ('we are clear') in the same form as here, for our deliverance from under the law; only there it refers not to profit, but to the action of the law. It had for them become void of effect. So here Christ. What the word speaks of is, not separation from Christ personally, but from what is for us in him.
          5 For we, by [the] Spirit, on the principle of faith, await the hope of righteousness.
          6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision has any force, nor uncircumcision; but faith working through love.
          7 Ye ran well; who has stopped you that ye should not obey the truth?
          References for Galatians 5:7
            • c 5:7 - The proper sense is 'to stop by cutting off the way.' As 'hinder,' Rom. 15.22; 1Thess. 2.18.
              8 The persuasibleness [is] not of him that calls you.
              References for Galatians 5:8
                • d 5:8 - Or 'the persuasion.'
                  9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump.
                  10 *I* have confidence as to you in [the] Lord, that ye will have no other mind; and he that is troubling you shall bear the guilt [of it], whosoever he may be.
                  References for Galatians 5:10
                    • e 5:10 - Hostis, including his character, as Matt. 7.24.
                      11 But *I*, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why am I yet persecuted? Then the scandal of the cross has been done away.
                      12 I would that they would even cut themselves off who throw you into confusion.
                      References for Galatians 5:12
                        • f 5:12 - Or 'mutilate.'
                          13 For *ye* have been called to liberty, brethren; only [do] not [turn] liberty into an opportunity to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
                          References for Galatians 5:13
                            • g 5:13 - Epi: the condition into which they are called; what characterizes their calling as a condition of its existence: see Notes, Rom. 4.18; 5.14.
                            • h 5:13 - Douleuo, serve as a bondman, see Note, 1Cor. 4.1.
                              14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself;
                              References for Galatians 5:14
                                • i 5:14 - See Lev. 19.18.
                                  15 but if ye bite and devour one another, see that ye are not consumed one of another.
                                  16 But I say, Walk in [the] Spirit, and ye shall no way fulfil flesh's lust.
                                  References for Galatians 5:16
                                    • j 5:16 - A strong negative, as ch. 4.30.
                                      17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these things are opposed one to the other, that ye should not do those things which ye desire;
                                      18 but if ye are led by the Spirit, ye are not under law.
                                      19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness,
                                      20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strifes, jealousies, angers, contentions, disputes, schools of opinion,
                                      21 envyings, murders, drunkennesses, revels, and things like these; as to which I tell you beforehand, even as I also have said before, that they who do such things shall not inherit God's kingdom.
                                      22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, fidelity,
                                      23 meekness, self-control: against such things there is no law.
                                      24 But they that [are] of the Christ have crucified the flesh with the passions and the lusts.
                                      25 If we live by the Spirit, let us walk also by the Spirit.
                                      References for Galatians 5:25
                                        • k 5:25 - The expression 'by the Spirit' occurs in vers. 18 and 25; but in ver. 16 'walk' refers to the general manner of life, as Rom. 8.4, so I have left 'in.' In vers. 18 and 25 'walk' refers to the rule or line followed, as ch. 6.16; Rom. 4.12; Phil. 3.16. It is characteristic of the walk, leading, and life, the Spirit being the instrument and power.
                                          26 Let us not become vain-glorious, provoking one another, envying one another.