Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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, brethren, were [indeed] called to freedom; only [do not let your] freedom be an incentive to your flesh and an opportunity or excuse [for selfishness], but through love you should serve 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.

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only do not use liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by charity 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 I wish that those who are upsetting you would castrate themselves! 13 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. 14 For the whole Law is summarized in a single statement: "You must love your neighbor as yourself."



Cross References

1 Corinthians 9:19

Although I am free from everyone's expectations, I have made myself a servant to all of them to win more people.

1 Corinthians 8:9

But you must see to it that this right of yours does not become a stumbling block for those who are weak.

1 Peter 2:16

Live like free people, and do not use your freedom as an excuse for doing evil. Instead, be God's servants.

Jude 1:4

For some people have slipped in among you unnoticed. They were written about long ago as being deserving of this condemnation because they are ungodly. They turn the grace of our God into uncontrollable lust and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus the Messiah.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is always patient; love is always kind; love is never envious or arrogant with pride. Nor is she conceited,

Isaiah 61:1

"The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed and to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives, and release from darkness for the prisoners;

Mark 10:43-45

That's not the way it should be among you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,

Luke 4:18

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; he has anointed me to tell the good news to the poor. He has sent me to announce release to the prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, to set oppressed people free,

John 13:14-15

So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you must also wash one another's feet.

Acts 20:35

In every way I showed you that by working hard like this we should help the weak and remember the words that the Lord Jesus himself said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"

Romans 6:18-22

And since you have been freed from sin, you have become slaves of righteousness.

Romans 15:1-2

Now we who are strong ought to be patient with the weaknesses of those who are not strong and must stop pleasing ourselves.

2 Corinthians 4:5

For we do not preach ourselves, but rather Jesus the Messiah as Lord, and ourselves as merely your servants for Jesus' sake.

Galatians 4:5-7

in order to redeem those who were under the Law, and thus to adopt them as his children.

Galatians 5:14

For the whole Law is summarized in a single statement: "You must love your neighbor as yourself."

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Galatians 6:2

Practice carrying each other's burdens. In this way you will fulfill the law of the Messiah.

Ephesians 5:21

and you will submit to one another out of reverence for the Messiah.

James 2:15-17

Suppose a brother or sister does not have any clothes or daily food

1 John 3:16-19

This is how we have come to know love: the Messiah gave his life for us. We, too, ought to give our lives for our brothers.

John 8:32-36

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

Galatians 4:22-1

For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and the other by a free woman.

2 Peter 2:19

Promising them freedom, they themselves are slaves to depravity, for a person is a slave to whatever conquers him.

2 Corinthians 12:15

I will be very glad to spend my money and myself for you. Do you love me less because I love you so much?

1 Thessalonians 1:3

In the presence of our God and Father, we constantly remember how your faith is active, your love is hard at work, and your hope in our Lord Jesus the Messiah is enduring.

Jude 1:10-12

Whatever these people do not understand, they slander. Like irrational animals, they are destroyed by the very things they know by instinct.

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