Galatians 5:15
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English Standard Version
But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.

King James Bible
But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.

American Standard Version
But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if you bite and devour one another; take heed you be not consumed one of another.

English Revised Version
But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one by another.

Weymouth New Testament
But if you are perpetually snarling and snapping at one another, beware lest you are destroyed by one another.

Galatians 5:15 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Bite and devour (δάκνετε καὶ κατεσθίετε)

Strong expressions of partisan hatred exerting itself for mutual injury. Δάκνειν to bite, N.T.o. In lxx metaphorically, Micah 3:5; Habakkuk 2:7. For κατεσθίειν devour, comp. Matthew 23:13; 2 Corinthians 11:20; Revelation 11:5.

Be consumed (ἀναλωθῆτε)

Rare in N.T. See Luke 9:54. Partisan strife will be fatal to the Christian community as a whole. The organic life of the body will be destroyed by its own members.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Galatians 5:26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

2 Samuel 2:26,27 Then Abner called to Joab, and said, Shall the sword devour for ever? know you not that it will be bitterness in the latter end...

Isaiah 9:20,21 And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied...

Isaiah 11:5-9,13 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins...

1 Corinthians 3:3 For you are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are you not carnal, and walk as men?

1 Corinthians 6:6-8 But brother goes to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers...

2 Corinthians 11:20 For you suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself...

2 Corinthians 12:20 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found to you such as you would not...

James 3:14-18 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth...

James 4:1-3 From where come wars and fights among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members...

Cross References
Galatians 5:20
idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions,

Philippians 3:2
Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.

Colossians 2:8
See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

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