Galatians 5:23
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English Standard Version
gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

King James Bible
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

American Standard Version
meekness, self-control; against such there is no law.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Mildness, faith, modesty, continency, chastity. Against such there is no law.

English Revised Version
meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Webster's Bible Translation
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Weymouth New Testament
good faith, meekness, self-restraint.

Galatians 5:23 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Meekness (πραΰ̀της)

See on meek, Matthew 5:5.

Temperance (ἐγκράτεια)

Only here by Paul. He alone uses ἐγκρατεύεσθαι to have continency, 1 Corinthians 7:9; 1 Corinthians 9:25. See on is temperate, 1 Corinthians 9:25. The word means self-control, holding in hand the passions and desires. So Xen. Mem. i. 2, 1, of Socrates, who was ἐγκρατεστατος most temperate as to sexual pleasures and pleasures of the appetite.

Such (τοιούτων)

Such things, not persons.

There is no law (οὐκ ἔστιν νόμος)

Against such virtues there is no law to condemn them. The law can bring no charge against them. Comp. 1 Timothy 1:9,1 Timothy 1:10.

Galatians 5:23 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

temperance.

Acts 24:25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go your way for this time...

1 Corinthians 9:25 And every man that strives for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown...

Titus 1:8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

Titus 2:2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

against.

1 Timothy 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners...

Cross References
Jeremiah 33:6
Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security.

Acts 24:25
And as he reasoned about righteousness and self-control and the coming judgment, Felix was alarmed and said, "Go away for the present. When I get an opportunity I will summon you."

Galatians 5:18
But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

1 Timothy 1:9
understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers,

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