Galatians 6:8
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English Standard Version
For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

King James Bible
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

American Standard Version
For he that soweth unto his own flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth unto the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap eternal life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For what things a man shall sow, those also shall he reap. For he that soweth in his flesh, of the flesh also shall reap corruption. But he that soweth in the spirit, of the spirit shall reap life everlasting.

English Revised Version
For he that soweth unto his own flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth unto the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap eternal life.

Webster's Bible Translation
For he that soweth to his flesh shall from the flesh reap corruption: but he that soweth to the Spirit, shall from the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Weymouth New Testament
He who sows in the field of his lower nature, will from that nature reap destruction; but he who sows to serve the Spirit will from the Spirit reap the Life of the Ages.

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Vincent's Word Studies

To his flesh (εἰς τὴν σάρκα ἑαυτοῦ)

Rather, his own flesh. Ἑις into: the flesh being conceived as the soil into which the seed is cast. Comp. Matthew 13:22. His own, because the idea of personal, selfish desire is involved.

Corruption (φθοράν)

Primarily, destruction, ruin; but it also has the sense of deterioration, decay, as 1 Corinthians 15:42. Comp. Aristotle, Rhet. iii. 3, 4: "And thou didst sow (ἔσπειρας) shamefully (αἰσχρῶς) and didst reap (ἐθερίσας) miserably (κακῶς)." See also Plato, Phaedrus, 260 D, and on defile, Romans 3:17.

The Spirit

The Holy Spirit: not the higher nature of man.

Eternal life (ζωὴν αἰώνιον)

See on 2 Thessalonians 1:9 (additional note).

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

soweth to his.

Romans 6:13 Neither yield you your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin: but yield yourselves to God...

Romans 8:13 For if you live after the flesh, you shall die: but if you through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, you shall live.

Romans 13:14 But put you on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.

James 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

reap.

Proverbs 22:8 He that sows iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.

Jeremiah 12:13 They have sown wheat, but shall reap thorns: they have put themselves to pain, but shall not profit...

Hosea 10:13 You have plowed wickedness, you have reaped iniquity; you have eaten the fruit of lies: because you did trust in your way...

2 Peter 2:12,19 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not...

Revelation 22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous...

soweth to the.

Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap.

Psalm 126:5,6 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy...

Ecclesiastes 11:6 In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening withhold not your hand: for you know not whether shall prosper, either this or that...

Isaiah 32:20 Blessed are you that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the donkey.

James 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

of the Spirit.

Matthew 19:29 And every one that has forsaken houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children...

Luke 18:30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.

John 4:14,36 But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst...

John 6:27 Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give to you...

Romans 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end everlasting life.

1 Timothy 1:16 However, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all long-suffering...

Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.

Cross References
Job 4:8
As I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same.

Proverbs 11:18
The wicked earns deceptive wages, but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward.

Hosea 8:7
For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind. The standing grain has no heads; it shall yield no flour; if it were to yield, strangers would devour it.

Hosea 10:13
You have plowed iniquity; you have reaped injustice; you have eaten the fruit of lies. Because you have trusted in your own way and in the multitude of your warriors,

Matthew 25:46
And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."

Romans 6:21
But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.

Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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