Galatians 5:16
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English Standard Version
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

King James Bible
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

American Standard Version
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I say then, walk in the spirit, and you shall not fulfil the lusts of the flesh.

English Revised Version
But I say, Walk by the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

Webster's Bible Translation
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye will not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

Weymouth New Testament
This then is what I mean. Let your lives be guided by the Spirit, and then you will certainly not indulge the cravings of your lower natures.

Galatians 5:16 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Walk (περιπατεῖτε)

Frequent in a metaphorical sense for habitual conduct. See Mark 7:5; John 8:12; Acts 21:21; Romans 6:4; Romans 8:4; 1 Corinthians 3:3; Philippians 3:18. Never by Paul in the literal sense.

In the Spirit (πνεύματι)

Rather, by the Spirit, as the rule of action. Comp. Galatians 6:16; Philippians 3:16; Romans 4:12.

Fulfill (τελέσητε)

Bring to fulfillment in action. See on do the law, Galatians 5:3.

The lust (ἐπιθυμίαν)

Frequent in Paul, and usually in a bad sense; but see Philippians 1:23; 1 Thessalonians 2:17, and comp. Luke 22:15. The phrase lust or lusts of the flesh occurs also Ephesians 2:3; 2 Peter 2:18; 1 John 2:16. It means, not the mere sensual desire of the physical nature, but the desire which is peculiar to human nature without the divine Spirit.

Galatians 5:16 Parallel Commentaries

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I say.

Galatians 3:17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after...

1 Corinthians 7:29 But this I say, brothers, the time is short: it remains, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;

Walk.

Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Galatians 6:8 For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption...

Romans 8:1,4,5,12-14 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit...

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit to unfeigned love of the brothers...

1 Peter 4:6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh...

Jude 1:19-21 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit...

and.

Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness...

Romans 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in the lusts thereof.

Romans 13:13,14 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying...

2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit...

Ephesians 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind...

Colossians 2:11 In whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands...

Colossians 3:5-10 Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence...

1 Peter 1:14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:

1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

1 Peter 4:1-4 For as much then as Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind...

1 John 2:15,16 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him...

ye shall not fulfil. or, fulfil not.

Cross References
Genesis 6:3
Then the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years."

Romans 8:4
in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Romans 13:14
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

Galatians 5:24
And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Galatians 5:25
If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.

Ephesians 2:3
among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.

1 Peter 2:11
Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.

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