Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

Because you, brothers, were marked out to be free; only do not make use of your free condition to give the flesh its chance, but through love be servants one to another.

New American Standard Bible

For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

King James Version

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Holman Bible

For you were called to be free, brothers; only don’t use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but serve one another through love.

International Standard Version

For you, brothers, were called to freedom. Only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity to gratify your flesh, but through love make it your habit to serve one another.

A Conservative Version

For ye, brothers, were called to liberty, only not liberty for an opportunity to the flesh, but be servants to each other through love.

American Standard Version

For ye, brethren, were called for freedom; only use not your freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but through love be servants one to another.

Amplified

For you, my brothers, were called to freedom; only do not let your freedom become an opportunity for the sinful nature (worldliness, selfishness), but through love serve and seek the best for one another.

An Understandable Version

For you brothers were called [by God] to enjoy your freedom; but do not use this freedom as an excuse for living a sinful life; instead, use it to render loving service to each other.

Anderson New Testament

For you have been called to freedom, brethren: only use not your freedom as an occasion for the flesh, but become servants to one another, through love.

Common New Testament

For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for, brethren, you have been called to liberty. only abuse not this freedom as a pretext to vice, but in offices of love be as servants one to another.

Darby Translation

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.

Godbey New Testament

For you were called unto liberty, brethren; only use not the liberty unto an occasion to the flesh, but through divine love serve one another.

Goodspeed New Testament

For you, brothers, have been called to freedom; only do not make your freedom an excuse for the physical, but in love be slaves to one another.

John Wesley New Testament

Brethren, ye have been called to liberty: only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Julia Smith Translation

For ye were called to liberty brethren; only not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but through love serve ye one another.

King James 2000

For, brethren, you have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not let your freedom [become] an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Modern King James verseion

For, brothers, you were called to liberty. Only do not use the liberty for an opening to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Brethren, ye were called into liberty, only let not your liberty be an occasion unto the flesh but in love serve one another.

Moffatt New Testament

Brothers, you were called to be free; only, do not make your freedom an opening for the flesh, but serve one another in love.

Montgomery New Testament

For you, brothers, were called for freedom; only do not make your freedom an excuse for self-indulgence, but in love enslave yourselves to one another.

NET Bible

For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity to indulge your flesh, but through love serve one another.

New Heart English Bible

For you, brothers, were called for freedom. Only do not use your freedom for gain to the flesh, but through love be servants to one another.

Noyes New Testament

For ye, brethren, were called to liberty; only use not your liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by your love serve one another.

Sawyer New Testament

For you are called to liberty, brothers, only make not your liberty an occasion for the flesh, but by love serve one another.

The Emphasized Bible

For, ye, on a footing of freedom, were called, brethren, - only, turn not your freedom into an occasion to the flesh, but, by means of your love, be serving one another;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For ye have been called unto liberty, brethren; only use not that liberty as a pretext for carnality, but in love be subject one to another.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Remember, Brothers, to you the Call came to give you freedom. Only do not make your freedom an opportunity for self-indulgence, but serve one another in a loving spirit.

Webster

For, brethren, ye have been called to liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Weymouth New Testament

You however, brethren, were called to freedom. Only do not turn your freedom into an excuse for giving way to your lower natures; but become bondservants to one another in a spirit of love.

Williams New Testament

For you, brothers, were called to freedom; only you must not let your freedom be an excuse for the gratification of your lower nature, but in love be slaves to one another.

World English Bible

For you, brothers, were called for freedom. Only don't use your freedom for gain to the flesh, but through love be servants to one another.

Worrell New Testament

For ye were called to freedom, brethren; only use not your freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but through love serve one another;

Worsley New Testament

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only abuse not this liberty for an occasion to indulge the flesh, but by mutual love serve one another.

Youngs Literal Translation

For ye -- to freedom ye were called, brethren, only not the freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but through the love serve ye one another,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

G80
ἀδελφός 
Adelphos 
Usage: 302

ye
ὑμείς 
Humeis 
ye, ye yourselves, you, not tr
Usage: 120

καλέω 
Kaleo 
call, bid, be so named, named ,
Usage: 106

ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

ἐλευθερία 
Eleutheria 
ἐλευθερία 
Eleutheria 
Usage: 11
Usage: 11

μόνον 
Monon 
only, alone, but
Usage: 62

use not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

for
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

ἀφορμή 
Aphorme 
Usage: 7

to the flesh
σάρξ 
Sarx 
Usage: 130

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

by
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

G26
ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

δουλεύω 
Douleuo 
serve, be in bondage, do service
Usage: 20

Devotionals

Devotionals about Galatians 5:13

Images Galatians 5:13

Context Readings

Live In Freedom And Love One Another

12 My desire is that they who give you trouble might even be cut off themselves. 13 Because you, brothers, were marked out to be free; only do not make use of your free condition to give the flesh its chance, but through love be servants one to another. 14 For all the law is made complete in one word, even in this, Have love for your neighbour as for yourself.



Cross References

1 Corinthians 9:19

For though I was free from all men, I made myself a servant to all, so that more might have salvation.

1 Corinthians 8:9

But take care that this power of yours does not give cause for trouble to the feeble.

1 Peter 2:16

As those who are free, not using your free position as a cover for wrongdoing, but living as the servants of God;

Jude 1:4

For certain men have come among you secretly, marked out before in the holy Writings for this evil fate, men without the fear of God, turning his grace into an unclean thing, and false to our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is never tired of waiting; love is kind; love has no envy; love has no high opinion of itself, love has no pride;

Isaiah 61:1

The spirit of the Lord is on me, because I am marked out by him to give good news to the poor; he has sent me to make the broken-hearted well, to say that the prisoners will be made free, and that those in chains will see the light again;

Mark 10:43-45

But it is not so among you: but whoever has a desire to become great among you, let him be your servant:

Luke 4:18

The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because I am marked out by him to give good news to the poor; he has sent me to make well those who are broken-hearted; to say that the prisoners will be let go, and the blind will see, and to make the wounded free from their chains,

John 13:14-15

If then I, the Lord and the Master, have made your feet clean, it is right for you to make one another's feet clean.

Acts 20:35

In all things I was an example to you of how, in your lives, you are to give help to the feeble, and keep in memory the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, There is a greater blessing in giving than in getting.

Romans 6:18-22

And being made free from sin you have been made the servants of righteousness.

Romans 15:1-2

We who are strong have to be a support to the feeble, and not give pleasure to ourselves.

2 Corinthians 4:5

For our preaching is not about ourselves, but about Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants through Jesus.

Galatians 4:5-7

That he might make them free who were under the law, and that we might be given the place of sons.

Galatians 5:14

For all the law is made complete in one word, even in this, Have love for your neighbour as for yourself.

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, a quiet mind, kind acts, well-doing, faith,

Galatians 6:2

Take on yourselves one another's troubles, and so keep the law of Christ.

Ephesians 5:21

Letting yourselves be ruled by one another in the fear of Christ.

James 2:15-17

If a brother or a sister is without clothing and in need of the day's food,

1 John 3:16-19

In this we see what love is, because he gave his life for us; and it is right for us to give our lives for the brothers.

John 8:32-36

And you will have knowledge of what is true, and that will make you free.

Galatians 4:22-1

Because it is in the Writings, that Abraham had two sons, one by the servant-woman, and one by the free woman.

2 Peter 2:19

Saying that they will be free, while they themselves are the servants of destruction; because whatever gets the better of a man makes a servant of him.

2 Corinthians 12:15

And I will gladly give all I have for your souls. If I have the more love for you, am I to be loved the less?

1 Thessalonians 1:3

Having ever in mind your work of faith and acts of love and the strength of your hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father;

Jude 1:10-12

But these men say evil about such things as they have no knowledge of; and the things of which they have natural knowledge, like beasts without reason, are the cause of their destruction.

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