Galatians 6:16
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English Standard Version
And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.

King James Bible
And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

American Standard Version
And as many as shall walk by this rule, peace be upon them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And whosoever shall follow this rule, peace on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

English Revised Version
And as many as shall walk by this rule, peace be upon them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

Weymouth New Testament
And all who shall regulate their lives by this principle--may peace and mercy be given to them--and to the true Israel of God.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Rule (κανόνι)

Po. See on 2 Corinthians 10:13, 2 Corinthians 10:16. Emphasis on rule not this.

Peace be on them (εἰρήνη ἐπ' αὐτοὺς)

The only instance of this formula in N.T. Commonly εἰρήνη with the simple dative, peace unto you, as John 20:19, John 20:21; Romans 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:3; Galatians 1:3, etc. In the Catholic Epistles, with πληθυνθείη be multiplied. See 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Peter 1:2; Jde 1:2.

Mercy (ἔλεος)

In the opening salutations of the Pastoral Epistles with grace and peace; also in 2 John 1:3. In Jde 1:2 with peace and love.

And upon the Israel of God

The καὶ and may be simply collective, in which case the Israel of God may be different from as many as walk, etc., and may mean truly converted Jews. Or the καὶ may be explicative, in which case the Israel of God will define and emphasize as many as, etc., and will mean the whole body of Christians, Jewish and Gentile. In other words, they who walk according to this rule form the true Israel of God. The explicative καὶ is at best doubtful here, and is rather forced, although clear instances of it may be found in 1 Corinthians 3:5; 1 Corinthians 15:38. It seems better to regard it as simply connective. Then ὅσοι will refer to the individual Christians, Jewish and Gentile, and Israel of God to the same Christians, regarded collectively, and forming the true messianic community.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

walk.

Galatians 5:16,25 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh...

Psalm 125:4,5 Do good, O LORD, to those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts...

Philippians 3:16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.

peace.

Galatians 1:3 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,

Numbers 6:23-27 Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, On this wise you shall bless the children of Israel, saying to them...

1 Chronicles 12:18 Then the spirit came on Amasai, who was chief of the captains, and he said, Your are we, David, and on your side, you son of Jesse...

Psalm 125:5 As for such as turn aside to their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity...

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world gives, give I to you. Let not your heart be troubled...

John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer...

See on

Romans 1:7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

the Israel.

Galatians 3:7-9,29 Know you therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham...

Psalm 73:1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.

Isaiah 45:25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.

Hosea 1:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered...

John 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

Romans 2:28,29 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh...

Romans 4:12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only...

Romans 9:6-8 Not as though the word of God has taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel...

Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

1 Peter 2:5-9 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices...

Cross References
Psalm 125:5
But those who turn aside to their crooked ways the LORD will lead away with evildoers! Peace be upon Israel!

Romans 9:6
But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel,

Galatians 3:7
Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham.

Galatians 3:29
And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise.

Ephesians 6:23
Peace be to the brothers, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Philippians 3:3
For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh--

Philippians 3:16
Only let us hold true to what we have attained.

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