Galatians 5:8
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English Standard Version
This persuasion is not from him who calls you.

King James Bible
This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you.

American Standard Version
This persuasion came not of him that calleth you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
This persuasion is not from him that calleth you.

English Revised Version
This persuasion came not of him that calleth you.

Webster's Bible Translation
This persuasion cometh not from him that calleth you.

Weymouth New Testament
No such teaching ever proceeded from Him who is calling you.

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Vincent's Word Studies

This persuasion (ἡ πεισμονὴ)

Or, the persuasion. N.T.o. olxx, oClass. It occurs in Ignatius, Romans 3. and Just. Mart. Ap. i. 53. The sense is not passive, your being persuaded, but active, the persuasion which the Judaising teachers exert over you. Comp. 1 Corinthians 1:4, πιθοῖς λόγοις persuasive words. There may be a slight word play on πείθεσθαι and πεισμονὴ. Obedience to the truth is the result of the persuasive power of the truth.

Him that calleth (τοῦ καλοῦντος)

Very often applied to God by Paul. See Romans 8:30; Romans 9:11; 1 Corinthians 1:9; 1 Corinthians 7:15; Galatians 1:15; 1 Thessalonians 2:12 1 Thessalonians 4:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:24; 2 Thessalonians 2:14. The persuasion to subject yourselves to the Jewish law does not proceed from him who called you to freedom in Christ.

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Galatians 1:6 I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ to another gospel:

Cross References
Romans 8:28
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:30
And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

Galatians 1:6
I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel--

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