Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

International Standard Version

So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will never fulfill the desires 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 habitually in the [Holy] Spirit [seek Him and be responsive to His guidance], and then you will certainly not carry out the desire of the sinful nature [which responds impulsively without regard for God and His precepts].

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.

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.

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;

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, watch out [that] you are not consumed by one another. 16 But I say, live by the Spirit, and you will never carry out the desire of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh, for these are in opposition to one another, so that whatever you want, you may not do these [things].



Cross References

Galatians 5:24-25

Now those {who belong to Christ} have crucified the flesh together with its feelings and its desires.

Romans 6:12

Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, so that [you] obey its desires,

Romans 8:12-14

So then, brothers, we are obligated not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.

Romans 13:13-14

Let us live decently, as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and licentiousness, not in strife and jealousy.

Ephesians 2:3

among whom also we all formerly lived in the desires of our flesh, doing the will of the flesh and of the mind, and we were children of wrath by nature, as also the rest of [them] were.

Romans 8:4-5

in order that the requirement of the law would be fulfilled in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 7:29

But I say this, brothers: the time is shortened, that from now on even those who have wives should be as [if they] do not have [wives],

2 Corinthians 7:1

Therefore [since we] have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of body and spirit, accomplishing holiness in the fear of God.

Galatians 3:17

Now I am saying this: the law, that came after four hundred and thirty years, does not revoke a covenant previously ratified by God, in order to nullify the promise.

Galatians 5:19-21

Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are sexual immorality, impurity, licentiousness,

Galatians 6:8

because the one who sows to his own flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit.

Colossians 2:11

in whom also you were circumcised with a circumcision not made by hands, by the removal of the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,

Colossians 3:5-10

Therefore put to death {what is earthly in you}: sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustful passion, evil desire, and greediness, which is idolatry,

1 Peter 1:14

As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former desires [you used to conform to] in your ignorance,

1 Peter 1:22

Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for sincere brotherly love, love one another fervently from the heart,

1 Peter 2:11

Dear friends, I urge [you] as foreigners and temporary residents to abstain from fleshly desires which wage war against your soul,

1 Peter 4:1-4

Therefore, [because] Christ suffered in the flesh, you also equip yourselves with the same way of thinking, because the one who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,

1 Peter 4:6

Because for this reason also the gospel was preached to those who are dead, so that they were judged {by human standards} in the flesh, but they may live in the spirit {by God's standards}.

1 John 2:15-16

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him,

Jude 1:19-21

These are the ones who cause divisions, worldly, not having the Spirit.

Romans 8:1

Consequently, [there is] now no condemnation for those [who are] in Christ Jesus.

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