Galatians 6:5
New International Version
for each one should carry their own load.

New Living Translation
For we are each responsible for our own conduct.

English Standard Version
For each will have to bear his own load.

Berean Study Bible
For each one should carry his own load.

Berean Literal Bible
For each shall bear his own load.

King James Bible
For every man shall bear his own burden.

New King James Version
For each one shall bear his own load.

New American Standard Bible
For each one will bear his own load.

NASB 1995
For each one will bear his own load.

NASB 1977
For each one shall bear his own load.

Amplified Bible
For every person will have to bear [with patience] his own burden [of faults and shortcomings for which he alone is responsible].

Christian Standard Bible
For each person will have to carry his own load.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For each person will have to carry his own load.

American Standard Version
For each man shall bear his own burden.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For every person will carry his own luggage.

Contemporary English Version
We each must carry our own load.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For every one shall bear his own burden.

English Revised Version
For each man shall bear his own burden.

Good News Translation
For each of you have to carry your own load.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Assume your own responsibility.

International Standard Version
For everyone must carry his own load.

Literal Standard Version
for each one will bear his own burden.

NET Bible
For each one will carry his own load.

New Heart English Bible
For every person will bear his own load.

Weymouth New Testament
For every man will have to carry his own load.

World English Bible
For each man will bear his own burden.

Young's Literal Translation
for each one his own burden shall bear.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Carry One Another's Burdens
4Each one should test his own work. Then he will have reason to boast in himself alone, and not in someone else. 5For each one should carry his own load. 6Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word must share in all good things with his instructor.…

Cross References
Proverbs 9:12
If you are wise, you are wise to your own advantage; but if you scoff, you alone will bear the consequences.

Romans 14:12
So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.

1 Corinthians 3:8
He who plants and he who waters are one in purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor.


Treasury of Scripture

For every man shall bear his own burden.

Isaiah 3:10,11
Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings…

Jeremiah 17:10
I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

Jeremiah 32:19
Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:









(5) Every man shall bear his own burden.--The word for "burden" here is different from that which had been used above, though its meaning is very much the same. The distinction would be sufficiently represented if we were to translate in the one case burden, in the other load. The context, however, is quite different. In Galatians 6:2 the Christian is bidden to "bear the burdens" of others, in the sense of sympathising with them in their troubles. Here he is told that he must "bear his own load," in the sense that he must answer directly to God for his own actions. His responsibility cannot be shifted on to others. It will make him no better that there are others worse than himself.

Verse 5. - For every man shall bear his own burden (ἕκαστος γὰρ τὸ ἴδιον φορτίον βαστάσει); for each man shall carry his own pack. A man's business is with his own pack; and all depends upon his carrying that, not putting it down. This "pack" (φορτίον) is the whole of the duties for the discharge of which each man is responsible. It is thus that the image is employed by our Lord (Matthew 11:30), "My yoke is easy, and my pack is light." So also in Matthew 23:4, "For they tie up packs heavy and hard to carry, and lay them upon men's shoulders." The phrase, τὸ ἴδιον φορτίον, "the pack which is individually his own," implies that men's responsibilities vary, each one having such as are peculiar to himself. This "pack" is to be carefully distinguished from the "heavy loads" (βάρη) of ver. 2, Our Christian obligations Christ makes, to them who serve him well, light; but our burdens of remorse, shame, grief, loss, which are of our own wilful procuring, these may be, must needs be, heavy. One part of our "pack" of obligation is to help each other in bearing these "heavy loads;" and we shall find our joy and crown of glorying in doing so; not only in the approval of our own consciences and in the consciousness of Christ's approval, but also in the manifold refreshments of mutual Christian sympathy. On the other hand, our Christian responsibilities, including these of mutual sympathy and succour, we must not attempt to evade. One man is able to do more for others than another man can; the truly "spiritual" man, for example, can do that which others may not even attempt to touch: each one has his own part and duty. And Christ's mot d'ordre to all his workmen, or possibly the apostle means to all his soldiers, is this: "Every man carry his own pack!" The future tense of the verb "shall carry" does not point to some future time, but to the absoluteness of the law for all time; as in Galatians 2:16 (see Winer, 'Gram. N. T.,' § 40, p. 251, 6th edit.). The varying turn given to the same general image of carrying burdens in ver. 2 and here is quite in St. Paul's manner. Compare, for example, in 2 Corinthians 3. the varying turn given to the images of "epistle" and "veil."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

each one
ἕκαστος (hekastos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1538: Each (of more than two), every one. As if a superlative of hekas; each or every.

should carry
βαστάσει (bastasei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 941: Perhaps remotely derived from the base of basis; to lift, literally or figuratively.

his own
ἴδιον (idion)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

load.
φορτίον (phortion)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5413: A burden; the freight of a ship. Diminutive of phortos; an invoice, i.e. a task or service.


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