Parallel Verses

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.

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 are called to freedom, 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, 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.

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
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

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

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 
Usage: 461

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

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 disturb you would cut themselves off. 13 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. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."



Cross References

1 Corinthians 9:19

For though I was free from all, I brought myself under bondage to all, that I might gain the more.

1 Corinthians 8:9

But be careful that by no means does this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to the weak.

1 Peter 2:16

as free, and not using your freedom for a cloak of wickedness, but as bondservants of God.

Jude 1:4

For there are certain men who crept in secretly, even those who were long ago written about for this condemnation: ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into indecency, and denying our only Master, God, and Lord, Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is patient and is kind; love doesn't envy. Love doesn't brag, is not proud,

Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord Yahweh is on me; because Yahweh has anointed me to preach good news to the humble. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to those who are bound;

Mark 10:43-45

But it shall not be so among you, but whoever wants to become great among you shall be your servant.

Luke 4:18

"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim release to the captives, recovering of sight to the blind, to deliver those who are crushed,

John 13:14-15

If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.

Acts 20:35

In all things I gave you an example, that so laboring you ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"

Romans 6:18-22

Being made free from sin, you became bondservants of righteousness.

Romans 15:1-2

Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

2 Corinthians 4:5

For we don't preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake;

Galatians 4:5-7

that he might redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of children.

Galatians 5:14

For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

Galatians 5:22

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

Galatians 6:2

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Ephesians 5:21

subjecting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ.

James 2:15-17

And if a brother or sister is naked and in lack of daily food,

1 John 3:16-19

By this we know love, because he laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

John 8:32-36

You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."

Galatians 4:22-1

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

2 Peter 2:19

promising them liberty, while they themselves are bondservants of corruption; for a man is brought into bondage by whoever overcomes him.

2 Corinthians 12:15

I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you more abundantly, am I loved the less?

1 Thessalonians 1:3

remembering without ceasing your work of faith and labor of love and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father.

Jude 1:10-12

But these speak evil of whatever things they don't know. What they understand naturally, like the creatures without reason, they are destroyed in these things.

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