New Living Translation
So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won't be doing what your sinful nature craves.
King James Bible
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
Darby Bible Translation
But I say, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall no way fulfil flesh's lust.
World English Bible
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you won't fulfill the lust of the flesh.
Young's Literal Translation
And I say: In the Spirit walk ye, and the desire of the flesh ye may not complete;
Galatians 5:16 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:16 I say then - He now explains what he proposed, Gal 5:13. Walk by the Spirit - Follow his guidance in all things. And fulfil not - In anything. The desire of the flesh - Of corrupt nature.
LibraryThe Fruit of the Spirit
'But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23. Meekness, temperance'--GAL. v. 22, 23. 'The fruit of the Spirit,' says Paul, not the fruits, as we might more naturally have expected, and as the phrase is most often quoted; all this rich variety of graces, of conduct and character, is thought of as one. The individual members are not isolated graces, but all connected, springing from one root and constituting an organic whole. There is further to …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Faith the Sole Saving Act.
Walking with God.
Sixth Day for the Spirit of Love in the Church
Then the LORD said, "My Spirit will not put up with humans for such a long time, for they are only mortal flesh. In the future, their normal lifespan will be no more than 120 years."
He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.
Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don't let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires.
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.
Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit's leading in every part of our lives.
All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God's anger, just like everyone else.
1 Peter 2:11
Dear friends, I warn you as "temporary residents and foreigners" to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls.
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