Galatians 5:1
New International Version
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

New Living Translation
So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don't get tied up again in slavery to the law.

English Standard Version
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

Berean Study Bible
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be encumbered once more by a yoke of slavery.

Berean Literal Bible
In freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore and do not be entangled again in a yoke of slavery!

New American Standard Bible
It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.

King James Bible
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Christian Standard Bible
For freedom, Christ set us free. Stand firm then and don't submit again to a yoke of slavery.

Contemporary English Version
Christ has set us free! This means we are really free. Now hold on to your freedom and don't ever become slaves of the Law again.

Good News Translation
Freedom is what we have--Christ has set us free! Stand, then, as free people, and do not allow yourselves to become slaves again.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Christ has liberated us to be free. Stand firm then and don't submit again to a yoke of slavery.

International Standard Version
The Messiah has set us free so that we may enjoy the benefits of freedom. So keep on standing firm in it, and stop putting yourselves under the yoke of slavery again.

NET Bible
For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be subject again to the yoke of slavery.

New Heart English Bible
Stand firm therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Stand therefore in that liberty with which The Messiah has set us free, and do not be yoked again in a yoke of bondage.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Christ has freed us so that we may enjoy the benefits of freedom. Therefore, be firm [in this freedom], and don't become slaves again.

New American Standard 1977
It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us free and do not be entangled again with the yoke of slavery.

King James 2000 Bible
Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

American King James Version
Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

American Standard Version
For freedom did Christ set us free: stand fast therefore, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Stand fast, and be not held again under the yoke of bondage.

Darby Bible Translation
Christ has set us free in freedom; stand fast therefore, and be not held again in a yoke of bondage.

English Revised Version
With freedom did Christ set us free: stand fast therefore, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage.

Webster's Bible Translation
Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Weymouth New Testament
Christ having made us gloriously free--stand fast and do not again be hampered with the yoke of slavery.

World English Bible
Stand firm therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and don't be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

Young's Literal Translation
In the freedom, then, with which Christ did make you free -- stand ye, and be not held fast again by a yoke of servitude;
Study Bible
Freedom in Christ
1It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be encumbered once more by a yoke of slavery. 2Take notice: I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all.…
Cross References
John 8:32
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

John 8:36
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

Acts 15:10
Now then, why do you test God by placing on the necks of the disciples a yoke that neither we nor our fathers have been able to bear?

Romans 8:15
For you did not receive a spirit of slavery that returns you to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!"

1 Corinthians 16:13
Be on the alert. Stand firm in the faith. Be men of courage. Be strong.

2 Corinthians 3:17
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

2 Corinthians 11:20
In fact, you even put up with anyone who enslaves you or exploits you or takes advantage of you or exalts himself or strikes you in the face.

Galatians 2:4
This issue arose because some false brothers were brought in under false pretenses to spy on our freedom in Christ Jesus, in order to enslave us.

Galatians 4:31
Therefore, brothers, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.

Galatians 5:13
For you, brothers, were called to freedom; but do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh. Rather, serve one another in love.

Treasury of Scripture

Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Stand.

Proverbs 23:23
Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 16:13
Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

the liberty.

Galatians 5:13
For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Galatians 2:4
And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:

Galatians 3:25
But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

entangled.

Galatians 2:4
And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:

Galatians 4:9
But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?

Matthew 23:4
For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.







Lexicon
[It is] for
Τῇ (Tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

freedom
ἐλευθερίᾳ (eleutheria)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1657: Freedom, liberty, especially: a state of freedom from slavery. From eleutheros; freedom.

[that] Christ
Χριστὸς (Christos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

has set us free.
ἠλευθέρωσεν (ēleutherōsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1659: To free, set free, liberate. From eleutheros; to liberate, i.e. to exempt.

Stand firm,
στήκετε (stēkete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4739: To stand fast, stand firm, persevere. From the perfect tense of histemi; to be stationary, i.e. to persevere.

then,
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

{do} not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

be encumbered
ἐνέχεσθε (enechesthe)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1758: From en and echo; to hold in or upon, i.e. Ensnare; by implication, to keep a grudge.

once more
πάλιν (palin)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3825: Probably from the same as pale; anew, i.e. back, once more, or furthermore or on the other hand.

by a yoke
ζυγῷ (zygō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2218: From the root of zeugnumi; a coupling, i.e. servitude; also the beam of the balance.

of slavery.
δουλείας (douleias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1397: Slavery, bondage. From douleuo; slavery.
V.

(1) Stand fast therefore.--The external evidence is very strong in favour of a different reading: With (or, perhaps, For) liberty did Christ make us free. Stand fast, then, and be not entangled, &c. There seems to be no sufficient reason why this should not be adopted.

In the liberty.--The best grammarians seem agreed to take this rather in the sense, for liberty; otherwise it would be tempting to explain it as an instance of the Hebraising construction which we find in John 3:29 : "Rejoice with joy" (Authorised version "rejoice greatly"). It would then mean: "with a system, or state, of freedom Christ freed us;" in other words: "placed us in a state of freedom, so that we are free."

The yoke of bondage--i.e., the Judaising restraints and restrictions.

Verse 1. - (See p. 209.) 5:1-6 Christ will not be the Saviour of any who will not own and rely upon him as their only Saviour. Let us take heed to the warnings and persuasions of the apostle to stedfastness in the doctrine and liberty of the gospel. All true Christians, being taught by the Holy Spirit, wait for eternal life, the reward of righteousness, and the object of their hope, as the gift of God by faith in Christ; and not for the sake of their own works. The Jewish convert might observe the ceremonies or assert his liberty, the Gentile might disregard them or might attend to them, provided he did not depend upon them. No outward privileges or profession will avail to acceptance with God, without sincere faith in our Lord Jesus. True faith is a working grace; it works by love to God, and to our brethren. May we be of the number of those who, through the Spirit, wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. The danger of old was not in things of no consequence in themselves, as many forms and observances now are. But without faith working by love, all else is worthless, and compared with it other things are of small value.
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