Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will never fulfill the desires of the flesh.

New American Standard Bible

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.

King James Version

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

Holman Bible

I say then, walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.

A Conservative Version

But I say, walk in Spirit and ye will, no, not fulfill a lust of flesh.

American Standard Version

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

Amplified

But I say, walk and live [habitually] in the [Holy] Spirit [responsive to and controlled and guided by the Spirit]; then you will certainly not gratify the cravings and desires of the flesh (of human nature without God).

An Understandable Version

But, I am saying to you, live in harmony with the Holy Spirit's [desire for you] and [then] you will not [always] be giving in to the wrong desires of your body.

Anderson New Testament

I say this: Walk in the Spirit, and you will not fulfill the desires of the flesh.

Bible in Basic English

But I say, Go on in the Spirit, and you will not come under the rule of the evil desires of the flesh.

Common New Testament

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

Daniel Mace New Testament

I say then, conduct yourselves by the spirit, and you will not then gratify the animal passions.

Darby Translation

But I say, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall no way fulfil flesh's lust.

Godbey New Testament

And I say, Walk about in the Spirit, and do not perfect the lust of carnality.

Goodspeed New Testament

I mean this: Live by the Spirit, and then you will not indulge your physical cravings.

John Wesley New Testament

I say then, walk by the Spirit, and fulfil not the desire of the flesh.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

Julia Smith Translation

And I say, Walk in Spirit, and complete not the desire of the flesh.

King James 2000

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But I say, live by the Spirit, and you will never carry out the desire of the flesh.

Modern King James verseion

I say, then, Walk in the Spirit and you shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I say, walk in the spirit, and fulfil not the lusts of the flesh.

Moffatt New Testament

I mean, lead the life of the Spirit; then you will never satisfy the passions of the flesh.

Montgomery New Testament

This is my meaning. Let your steps be guided by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

NET Bible

But I say, live by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh.

New Heart English Bible

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh.

Noyes New Testament

But I say, Walk by the Spirit, and ye will not fulfill the desires of the flesh.

Sawyer New Testament

And I say, walk in the Spirit and perform not the desire of the flesh.

The Emphasized Bible

I say, moreover - by Spirit, be walking, and, fleshly coveting, ye will in nowise fulfil;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But I say, Walk in the Spirit, and ye will not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

Twentieth Century New Testament

This is what I have to say--Let your steps be guided by the Spirit, and then you will never gratify the cravings of your earthly nature.

Webster

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye will not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

Weymouth New Testament

This then is what I mean. Let your lives be guided by the Spirit, and then you will certainly not indulge the cravings of your lower natures.

Williams New Testament

I mean this: Practice living by the Spirit and then by no means will you gratify the cravings of your lower nature.

World English Bible

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you won't fulfill the lust of the flesh.

Worrell New Testament

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and ye will not fulfill the desire of the flesh.

Worsley New Testament

I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye will not fulfil the desire of the flesh:

Youngs Literal Translation

And I say: In the Spirit walk ye, and the desire of the flesh ye may not complete;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
This I say
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

περιπατέω 
Peripateo 
walk, go, walk about, be occupied
Usage: 77

in the Spirit
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ye shall
τελέω 
Teleo 
Usage: 21

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

τελέω 
Teleo 
Usage: 21

the lust
ἐπιθυμία 
Epithumia 
Usage: 35

Devotionals

Devotionals about Galatians 5:16

Devotionals containing Galatians 5:16

References

Images Galatians 5:16

Prayers for Galatians 5:16

Context Readings

Live By The Spirit And Reject The Deeds Of The Flesh

15 But if you bite and devour one another, be careful that you are not destroyed by each other. 16 So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will never fulfill the desires of the flesh. 17 For what the flesh wants is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit wants is opposed to the flesh. They are opposed to each other, and so you do not do what you want to do.



Cross References

Galatians 5:24-25

Now those who belong to the Messiah Jesus have crucified their flesh with its passions and desires.

Romans 6:12

Therefore, do not let sin rule your mortal bodies so that you obey their desires.

Romans 8:12-14

Consequently, brothers, we are not with respect to human nature, that is under an obligation to live according to human nature.

Romans 13:13-14

Let's behave decently, as people who live in the light of day. No wild parties, drunkenness, sexual immorality, promiscuity, quarreling, or jealousy!

Ephesians 2:3

Indeed, all of us once behaved like them in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of our flesh and senses. By nature we were destined for wrath, just like everyone else.

Romans 8:4-5

so that the righteous requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not live according to human nature but according to the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 7:29

This is what I mean, brothers: The time is short. From now on, those who have wives should live as though they had none,

2 Corinthians 7:1

Since we have these promises, dear friends, let's cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit by becoming mature in our holy fear of God.

Galatians 3:17

This is what I mean: The Law that came 430 years later did not cancel the covenant that God ratified previously. The promise was never nullified.

Galatians 5:19-21

Now the actions of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, promiscuity,

Galatians 6:8

The person who sows through human means will harvest decay from human means, but the person who sows in the Spirit will harvest eternal life from the Spirit.

Colossians 2:11

In union with him you were also circumcised with a circumcision performed without human hands by stripping off the corrupt nature by the circumcision performed by the Messiah.

Colossians 3:5-10

So put to death your worldly impulses: sexual sin, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry).

1 Peter 1:14

As obedient children, do not be shaped by the desires that used to influence you when you were ignorant.

1 Peter 1:22

Now that you have obeyed the truth and have purified your souls to love your brothers sincerely, you must love one another intensely and with a pure heart.

1 Peter 2:11

Dear friends, I urge you as aliens and exiles to keep on abstaining from the desires of the flesh that wage war against the soul.

1 Peter 4:1-4

Therefore, since the Messiah suffered in a mortal body, you, too, must arm yourselves with the same determination, because the person who has suffered in a mortal body has stopped sinning,

1 Peter 4:6

Indeed, this is why the gospel was proclaimed even to those who have died, so that they could be judged in their mortal flesh like all humans and live in the spiritual realm like God.

1 John 2:15-16

Stop loving the world and the things that are in the world. If anyone persists in loving the world, the Father's love is not in him.

Jude 1:19-21

These are the people who cause divisions. They are worldly, devoid of the Spirit.

Romans 8:1

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in union with the Messiah Jesus.

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