Galatians 5:8

8 That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you.

Galatians 5:8 in Other Translations

8 This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you.
8 This persuasion is not from him who calls you.
8 It certainly isn’t God, for he is the one who called you to freedom.
8 This detour doesn't come from the One who called you into the race in the first place.
8 This persuasion did not come from Him who called you.

Galatians 5:8 Meaning and Commentary

Galatians 5:8

This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you.
] That is, the opinion they were persuaded to believe; and which the Syriac version renders, (Nwkoyp) , "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.

Galatians 5:8 In-Context

6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
7 You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth?
8 That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you.
9 “A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough.”
10 I am confident in the Lord that you will take no other view. The one who is throwing you into confusion, whoever that may be, will have to pay the penalty.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Romans 8:28; Galatians 1:6
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